23 patient evaluations for Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with a cost of Not specified

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Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2800 intl units Daily

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May 3, 2011 (Started Apr 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily

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Dec 4, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50000 intl units Weekly
Advice & Tips: I was taking daily vitamin D3 and my levels have remained low. We are trying this mega dose weekly now. I won't know the effectiveness until my next blood test.

Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50000 intl units Weekly
Advice & Tips: My dosage is 1 50,000 unit tablet per week. That is not given as an option.

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't feel any different but my last blood test showed my levels at low/normal, up from very low.

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Oct 20, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Oct 1, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units Daily

Sep 6, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units Daily

Aug 10, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units Daily

Jun 15, 2010 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units Daily

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Sep 19, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Osteopenia,Osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heat intolerance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: I've read so often recently that Vitamin D is a miracle vitamin, highly important, and that so many people are probably deficient in this vitamin. I understand that it is non-toxic to even double my dosage (my current dosage is 2000mg daily). I'm feeling good about this supplementation.

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Jul 6, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vitamin D deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: 25(OH)D test revealed normal D3 levels. I'm still taking the prescription cholecalciferol.

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May 8, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: Although I don't know that I really buy into all the stuff about "die off" reactions... i did notice that I had to scale my doses up... the symptoms seemed to get worse a couple of weeks after starting new dosages and i found out after the first month that i would need to start at 2000iu a day ... i worked up to 4000 over two months.

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Mar 17, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my D-3 every evening. I have noticed that I have less swelling now that I have started D-3. I do believe that D-3 works on inflamation as I feel better now that I have been on it for a while.

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: Medicine was fine - I just changed dosage and brand.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2009 (Started Nov 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for vitamin deficiency)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 intl units Weekly
Advice & Tips: May cause constipation. Be prepared to eat prunes :)

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