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I sat in the sun and did some proofreading for three solid hours and when I came back in I felt amazing.  Amazing!!!  I've been full of energy, happy, funny and able to handle the noise that multiple children generate.  We ate dinner at a reasonable hour (hurray!) and then we went on a walk and I had the energy to play with the children and pull them around in a wagon.  That's SO not me.  Because normally I feel like....#*@&%!$^.

Glad you found a key...   

I hope the full spectrum lights help you.  Is it as simple as replacing flourescent tubes, or are you going to have to replace fixtures?


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Don't know yet, Joe.  But it's 11 pm and I'm still going strong.  I cleaned the entire kitchen, scrubbing down the counters and loading the dishwasher (which is sometimes left till the morning   ), swept and mopped the kitchen and bathroom.  Yep, I mopped the kitchen.  That hasn't happened in a while.  DH says I need to go to bed and save my energy for tomorrow.

Here's to more sunlight in the morning!!!  Wheeeee!


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DH says I need to go to bed and save my energy for tomorrow.
I agree - it is easy to overdo and get kicked in the behind...  I hope tomorrow's sunlight is a s beneficial as today's...   

I probably asked the wrong question...  I know there are full spectrum flourescent bulbs that are great, as long as you aren't EMF sensitive...  I didn't know if you have flourescent fixtures currently...



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Got a wicked cold right now....Endocrinologist told me to up the D3 to 10,000 IUs until I'm better and then stick with 5000 I was taking 2-3000 and couldn't get the levels above 39,000,


Wow! You have a good Endocrinologist! I don't know of any Drs that would tell anyone to take more than 1000 IUs up here. And we need it when we only get about enough sunshine during July and Aug. My Dr told me that I shouldn't take more that 1000 IUs daily.

They recommend that we give our children 400 IUs of liquid D3. Which is what I was going to give my son anyways even if they weren't tell us. But I give him 2000 IUs. I take the liquid too. That way it soaks in through more and less chance of having to guess whether or not my colon is absorbing it. I take 6000 IUs daily.

My son was starting to get a bit jaundiced. They call it "breast feeding jaundice". It was just because I needed to up his amount of D3. So I did and it went away.


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So glad for you Ribbit!! Hope tomorrow is as good as today?!
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Ribbit,
Thanks.  Like you, I find when I've been outside it is a real mood/energy lifter.  You pose an interesting question about the lyme and vitamin D.
Linda


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Sunshine and fresh air are part of being healthy..it's not just getting the vitamin D.  
I need to be outside more...
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I had my D level tested recently, the 25-Hydroxy was 33.9 and the doctor told me to supplement.  The hormone part Calcitriol (1,25 di-Oh Vit D) was high outside of range which raised a concern that something is going on, and I'm going to be doing more blood tests to see what could be causing this.  Anyone else had this issue?


I had the opposite issue, so I don't know.  

My active form was fine but my stored form (1, 25) was half of what it should be, and I had major symptoms of a deficiency.  Fortunately endocrinologists test for both, or nobody would have caught it and I would have had to get a lumbar puncture to test for MS since the other tests for MS turned up nothing and the neurologist was out to prove I had it anyway.  

See an endocrinologist, that's all I can say to everyone getting their Vitamin D tested.


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My son was starting to get a bit jaundiced. They call it "breast feeding jaundice". It was just because I needed to up his amount of D3. So I did and it went away.


It's because they are biased against breastfeeding.   3/4 of my babies had it and all they needed was some sunlight.

Joe, I am sensitive to fluorescent lights and EMFs and on mornings when my nervous system is particularly on high alert, I don't even turn them on.  Because I just know it'll make me even more edgy.


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Joe, I am sensitive to fluorescent lights and EMFs and on mornings when my nervous system is particularly on high alert, I don't even turn them on.  Because I just know it'll make me even more edgy.

You may need to experiment with the a couple of different bulbs to find the "magic" set...  I think there are 5 different spectrum types available in flourescent tubes at Lowe's...

I know when I am edgy, any artificial or bright light bothers me...  About the only time I wear sunglasses is when I feel bad - and if I feel really bad, I may wear them inside with no lights on...  



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Just looked at my vit D3 ingredients and darn it if it doesn't contain soybean oil.  Grrr...

Ribbit, so happy for you!!!  I love it when I have energy like that!  
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Both my sons were jaundiced when they were born.  My first was under the bili lights.  With the second, my wonderful pediatrician literally told me to put him in front of a sunny window.  I had to take him for blood samples the first few days but he was fine.  My biggest problem was some idiotic kid who was shooting off a bb gun on the other side of the brook behind my house at the time and shot right thru the window where the portacrib was during the day (in my study).  Luckily he was upstairs in his room at the time.  I had to call the cops and everything.  I nursed both and there were no real problems with that.
Just got a text from my son that my granddaughter just crawled for the first time and then pulled herself up on the coffee table....she's 6 months......

My D3 is from Whole Foods (their brand) and it has soy oil too.  I'll look for another brand when I get over this cold and can go shopping.
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Just got a text from my son that my granddaughter just crawled for the first time and then pulled herself up on the coffee table....she's 6 months......


Powerful upper body strength on that wee little girl!  



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I was on 50,000 iu's and mine was 26.  wow 16, is crazy low. sorry..have you been gettin sick a lot?
flu?   If you were in the sun a lot were you wearing sunscreen/sunblock? That would prevent you from making D.




Hi Mayflowers,
I can't remember the last time I was actually sick. I am not prone to infections
either. I stopped wearing sunscreen (except a little on my face) 2 years ago.
My doctor has also tested me several times for Lyme's .....I have know idea what's
going on, but he mentioned the 50,000IU shot as well. Right now I take 2000 a day.

What season were you tested?



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Many people "test" negative for Lyme disease who actually have it.  They are unreliable tests.  You can do blood work till you're blue in the face, but if it's gone chronic, it's not going to show up.  http://www.georgialymedisease.org/


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I'm due for a general checkup- should I ask my doctor to check my  vitamin D levels along with the other bloodwork? Is there a specific test or  group of tests I should request?


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I'm due for a general checkup- should I ask my doctor to check my  vitamin D levels along with the other bloodwork? Is there a specific test or  group of tests I should request?


I would definitely ask for a vitamin D test.

This is what it's called:

25-hydroxyvitamin D test, also called a 25(OH)D. Levels should be above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L) year-round, in both children and adults.

And from the Vitamin D council....make note of this when you are tested

Unfortunately, about 20% of United States doctors order the wrong test. They order a 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, thinking that by measuring the most potent steroid in the human body, calcitriol, they are getting useful information. They are not. 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D is an adaptive hormone; it goes up and down with calcium intake. So these doctors see the 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D is normal or high and tell their patients that they are OK when really, they are vitamin D deficient—advice that may prove fatal. Furthermore, most doctors who see a 25(OH)D of 30 ng/ml (75 nmol/L) will tell you that level is fine when it is not—that is, few doctors know how to correctly interpret the test results. With ZRT, you are in control of when you test, how often you test, and what you do with the results.



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Quoted from nwiser

..I have know idea what's
going on, but he mentioned the 50,000IU shot as well. Right now I take 2000 a day.
What season were you tested?


I was tested in May after really bad bronchitis...more like pneumonia. I never get that sick so I knew something wasn't right.  When I went back for a re check , I asked to have the D levels checked. (not that the doctor thought they should do it...   )    The 50,000 ius is capsules not a shot. You'd take one a week for about 10 weeks.  
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Many people "test" negative for Lyme disease who actually have it.  They are unreliable tests.  You can do blood work till you're blue in the face, but if it's gone chronic, it's not going to show up.  http://www.georgialymedisease.org/


Ribbit, the Doctor I am going to told me the same as you say - she said there is an epidemic of chronic lyme.  
Lin



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Ah!  Then you're seeing a LLMD--Lyme-literate MD.  That will be my last resort, because from what I understand they still just do antibiotics--they just understand that some people test falsely negative.


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Ribbit,
I know what you mean about being outdoors and in the sun! I wish I could get all my "work" done outside! My sunny desert SoCal home does spoil me. I love to visit my cousins and friends in Portland, Seattle and Spokane but miss the sun sooooo much! It is truly the best mood and energy booster ever!


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