Hi Ruthie: Welcome to the board... Your t-scores are very good!!! I don't understand why the Dr would put you on D, before he checked your levels. Did you have some other tests, like PTH (parathyroid) levels? You're correct, about testing D levels, they do a D 25 for that and a 125 if you have some other problem like low/high cal, low/high PTH etc.
What dose did the dr rx on the calcitriol? Your D 125 is in the normal range, but on the low end. My lab considers anything between 25.1 pg/ml through 66.1 pg/ml as normal, so 35 is in the normal range.
I can't tell you what to do, but I don't think taking scripted D for 4 weeks is going to hurt anything, unless you are on a super high dose, but even if that is the case it takes a long time to raise your D that way.
Could you talk to the Dr or nurse and ask what caused him to put you on the D?
Usually when they check your D they also check calcium, phosphorous, cortisol, pth, thyroid etc., but some Drs do things differently, and maybe he's just waiting for more info, although I have no idea what that would be. Do you have anyother dx besides the osteopenia that you were tested for?
I think you could have this straigthened out by talking to him, but I'm a little confused as well.
If you have anything to add that might explain this repost-Good Luck...