Monday: No New Lesions! No! New! Lesions!
Later That Same Week: The neurologist's office called and said the results of the vitamin D test he ran were low. Low normal is 30; I am 13.
When I was first diagnosed, that doctor said they speculated MS had something to do with how vitamin D is metabolized. It made sense, because people at the equator don't get MS and they have plenty of sun, and sunshine helps you make your own D. (Sunshine makes me throw up. I always puked on float trips and camping trips. Sunshine is not "healthy" for me. Exercise makes me barf too. I see a trend.)
Anyway, at the time, that doctor said that taking extra D would not help. Perhaps they thought it was a correlation and not a cause. That was years ago. It seems that now they think that big doses of D will be beneficial.
I start off at 50,000 units once a week. It's prescription, otherwise I'd be slamming back half a bottle at a time.
I just can't wrap my head around it. I know there was a time a few years back when everyone had the D test and everyone was low. There was a time in the 70s when vitamin C was supposed to cure cancer.
I am skeptical, but they know what they're talking about. Big Honking Doses of D seem to be recommended for people with autoimmune diseases. Okay then. I'm doing this for the 80 year old me, the one that'll have brittle bones because calcium crept out because I didn't get my vitamins.
Perhaps I'd feel better about it if they charged me 4K a month.