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Old 09-14-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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need some help with vitamins. Please

Hi,
Am hoping I can get some help. Doctor did some blood work and told me I was low in vitamin d. told me to take a Vitamin D everyday I take 5000 icu day. sometime later she did more blood work. said I had some off Cholesterol numbers my total was 243 and my LDL where 174. She told me to take Fish oil 1000 twice a day and Folic acid I take 800 once a day. I also take .25 mcg levothyroxine for thyroid antibodies. I also take Benafiber to help after gallbladder surgery. ( Does not seem to help much) . I started the levothyroxine, fish oil and folic acid all about the same time. A couple days diffrence.

I have been having an irritated throat, feeling just so unwell. Dreams night sweats. I was wondering if there is something I am doing wrong or if something is not quite right.

Any help appreciated,
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Re: need some help with vitamins. Please

Hi,

Are you taking D2 or D3? D2 is synthetic and in high doses could be problematic. I would recommend D3 if you can switch.

Regarding your cholesterol, you might take a gander at the high cholesterol board here and also post your actual numbers (not what the doctor told you). If your LDL is high, fish oil is not really going to alter it that much. It really would be helpful to know your numbers, including your ratio (it should be on the report). You are entitled to a copy of your lab report so you could ask for it, if you don't already have it.

Why did your doc suggest folic acid? Folic acid is a B vitamin but I've never heard it being recommended for high cholesterol. The usual recommended dose is 400 mcg. You are taking 800? High doses of folic acid can cause side effects.

Are you seeing an edocrinologist for your Thyroid or a GP? The Thyroid is a complex glad and really needs ongoing monitoring of your supplement. Night sweats, fatigue, unwellness, are common symptoms with under-treated or the wrong kind of treatment for the thyroid.

Best,

Jen

 
Old 09-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Re: need some help with vitamins. Please

Thank you for your reply.
Here are my numbers for Cholesterol

243 range (165-199)
Triglyceride 147 (50-149)
HDL 40 (40-91)
LDL 174 (70-129)

Maybe I need to reduce my folic acid.....I just do not feel well. Tired I do more then I was...but not feeling well in the meantime. I take D3 5000. One a day. I am see my regular Doctor.

Thank you

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: need some help with vitamins. Please

Hi,

Good that you posted on the cholesterol board but you need to post your thyroid numbers on the thyroid board.

All the best,

Jen

 
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Hi,

Good that you posted on the cholesterol board but you need to post your thyroid numbers on the thyroid board.

All the best,

Jen
Doesn't matter no one is responding to any of them. Thanks anyway,

 
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Re: need some help with vitamins. Please

I'm certain you will get responses. The people on those boards are very knowledgeable about those matters and now that they have your numbers you will receive more accurate information. Many people do not check into the boards every day. Be patient.

In the meantime, you could try eliminating the folic acid for a few days and see if your symptoms improve. If not, you could try eliminating the fish oil in the same manner. I've heard some people report adverse reactions to some fish oils. I prefer Neptune Krill Oil, less fishy and no after burps.

Hang in there,

Jen

 
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