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I had my CMP, PSA, and urinalysis lab today. Results will

For Dr Love only. I had my CMP, PSA, and urinalysis lab today. Results will take until Monday. I don't do well with labs and waiting.I've historically had a low Vitamin D ranging from 25 to 31 or so. My therapist has me on a once per week 50,000 units pill for 8 weeks. I've been on the pill for 5 weeks; however, I forgot to take this week's pill (week 5), which should have been taken Sunday - I took it tonight. Anyway ...I didn't realize the importance of Vitamin D until very recently. I've read a few online articles and summaries of medical research, but I get lost in translation. One article stated I should be between 70 and 100, at 30 I have a long way to go. I've attached a couple of recent reads.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140501075053.htmhttps://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/prostate-cancer/I'm 54 very soon to be 55; white male; 6'1.5; 193lbs. I do not drink, smoke, take drugs outside those prescribed by medical professionals - never have. It goes without saying I exist in a chronic state of stress and anxiety over the past 10 years, but I am working to address this as quickly as possible.In addition to Vitamin D, I'm currently taking Lipitor, Pristiq, Deplin (therapist put me on Deplin in case I have a deceased ability to process folic acid) and a multivitamin.Will you help translate the importance ofVitamin D?Will the 50,000 units taken in a single application weekly have any impact on today's PSA?Should I really be at a minimum of 70 units of Vitamin D?As an aging white male with a low Vitamin D what increased risk of prostrate cancer or any type am I looking at? I understand that African American men with a low Vitamin D are at a higher risk than most, but read conflicting stats for caucasian men.Based on your experience is 50,000 units once per week the right treatment; is it safe?

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Dr. D. Love

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I'm a 57 year old female. My 25-Hydroxy D total has been

I'm a 57 year old female. My 25-Hydroxy D total has been high for the past 6 months. In August it was 59 with the normal range being between 20 and 50. This month it is 54. I take daily Centrum tablet and Citracal (1000 mg Calcium and 2000 Vitamin D3). Should I be concerned about these results? Should further testing be done?

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I have hand cramping and finger locking and I have no clue

I have hand cramping and finger locking and I have no clue why I get thisJA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: My health is pretty bad but warmth seems to help and it only seems to happen when my hands are and it just started a couple of months ago.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: iam diabetic, have thyroid issues, have Nash and my kidneys are not exactly in the best of shape so I have a lot of complications do to all that but I haven't got any worse but now I have the cramping .

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I have been having spasms near the tip of my tongue for one

I have been having spasms near the tip of my tongue for one week. I saw GP and they were unsure of cause and could find no other issues. The spasm is intermittent but occurs all day long worse in the evening.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Only citalopramJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no

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I was told I have hypercalcemia and yet I was not taken off

I was told I have hypercalcemia and yet I was not taken off aspirant lactose hctz25/25. I did stop the vitamin D. Shouldn't I stop the diuretic or cut it in half?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: I saw him yesterday and he has not done anything yet, but tell me to cut way back on Vitamin D. But I read that diuretic can be the cause.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: My blood test was good except for that and high glucose. I take levothyroid for low thyroid. The diuretic for high blood pressure.JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?Customer: Yes. I have been on aldactazide for four yes

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I found Vitamin D3 at a dose of 5,000 so would I take it AM

Hi, I found Vitamin D3 at a dose of 5,000 so would I take it AM and PM? The Licorice Oil had to many side effects, is there something else? Regarding Potassium, I can drink a glass of V8 Vegetable Juice and get 3500 I can also use complex carbs that I use with my protein that provides 3500mg which equals7000mg, is that too much ?

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What are the symptoms for a vitamin d deficiency I am a 58

what are the symptoms for a vitamin d deficiency I am a 58 yr old female how much do I need daily? I think I have been deficient for a long time .JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I take Losartin, Gemfibrozil, and Citalopram? haven't been to a doctor and Have been realtively health although I am overweight

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My 20 years old daughter has MS.She was on copaxone for one

My 20 years old daughter has MS.She was on copaxone for one year,which is not helped her at all.More lesions on MRI ,more symptoms.For the last 6 month she is on Tecfedera.My question is : when her next MRI needs to be done to find out about efficacy of tecfidera.6 month or one year?Also how is safe to give Tecfidera to JCV virus positive patient?She is positive for this virus,but her neurologist said ,that if we are checking her lymphocyte count is safe.Is it so?Thank you for you time

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I'm a diabetic and for 30 days have severe, pain,numbness,

I'm a diabetic and for 30 days have severe, pain,numbness, tingling pins & needles on hands, feet legs lower back and genitals. Can u helpJA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: Nothing! Left ankleJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: High blood Presure 120/70 w/meds. Chronic kidney

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