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27 Jan 2012, 8:27 am

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I take 50,000 IU of vitamin D every week. Doesn't seem to make me less autistic.


Why do you take that much? are you just trying to make a troll point or something?



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27 Jan 2012, 8:35 am

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I take 50,000 IU of vitamin D every week. Doesn't seem to make me less autistic.


Why do you take that much? are you just trying to make a troll point or something?


No. I take that much because it's prescribed by my doctor due to me having had a severe deficiency. It's not severe now, but it's still low.

Why the accusation? I've never trolled anyone before, why do it over something like this?



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27 Jan 2012, 12:43 pm

Wow, this thread feels similar to my situation. My new doctor freaked out when he saw my vitamin D levels, "never seen such low vitamin D levels in one of my patients in my entire life! this is alarming!".



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20 Jan 2015, 3:29 pm

I'm bringing this back up because my doc recently discovered I was deficient in vit D, and prescribed me 5000 iu per day. I also have a vit K complex coming as well, which is supposed to aid in absorption of vit D.

I do always get seasonal depression, and it seems to get worse every year, as I'm probably less active and go outside less. The weather here really doesn't help matters. It's usually dark, gloomy, rainy, snowing, etc...

I probably need one of those special lights to use too.


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20 Jan 2015, 4:35 pm

olympiadis wrote:
I'm bringing this back up because my doc recently discovered I was deficient in vit D, and prescribed me 5000 iu per day. I also have a vit K complex coming as well, which is supposed to aid in absorption of vit D.

I do always get seasonal depression, and it seems to get worse every year, as I'm probably less active and go outside less. The weather here really doesn't help matters. It's usually dark, gloomy, rainy, snowing, etc...

I probably need one of those special lights to use too.

Several years ago, I tested with very low Vit-D, so my physicians presccribed the old one-time 50,000-IU doses only to test again very low two months later. I then read that slow doses of 35,000-IU weekly is a lot better for absorption. Told my physician about the study and, after she confirmed the study's findings, matched the recommended dosing. I have stayed at daily doses of 5,000-IU since then.

I don't know if low-D is connected with ASDs, but it certainly helps overall.


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20 Jan 2015, 5:20 pm

olympiadis wrote:
I'm bringing this back up because my doc recently discovered I was deficient in vit D, and prescribed me 5000 iu per day. I also have a vit K complex coming as well, which is supposed to aid in absorption of vit D.

I do always get seasonal depression, and it seems to get worse every year, as I'm probably less active and go outside less. The weather here really doesn't help matters. It's usually dark, gloomy, rainy, snowing, etc...

I probably need one of those special lights to use too.

I was diagnosed as having a severe deficiency (my level was 7.9) back in October. I started out taking 50,000 UI a week for 3 months and now I'm taking 2,000-3,000 UI a day.

Vitamin D is supposed to have a connection with depression, so hopefully your supplements will help that. :D


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20 Jan 2015, 11:23 pm

My mood tends to be worse when I'm outside alot & I tend to feel better mentally in winter. Vitamin D doesn't seem to have any affect on me in vitamins or supplements thou.


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21 Jan 2015, 5:12 am

Doubt it.

Why would you want to be anything but what you are anyway? Be yourself. Be Aspie. Be proud.

I'm a smart Aspie. For example, when I was a kid, I knew stimming was weird so I'd hide it but now I'm older and I don't care near as much about what people think of me, I just act normally (for me) and if people don't like it, tuff titties! I'm sick of hiding the true me!

I rock at my desk at work. I talk to myself. I've got pictures of my Special Interest (Myna birds) stuck all over my work desk. I don't care. I'm sick of hiding myself away. And I'm lucky I work in a very good, accepting environment. People there know I have Asperger's and it's all okay. :)


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21 Jan 2015, 2:28 pm

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Why would you want to be anything but what you are anyway? Be yourself.


Because of the psychotic depression and wild swings of anxiety.



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22 Jan 2015, 5:41 am

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Why would you want to be anything but what you are anyway? Be yourself.


Because of the psychotic depression and wild swings of anxiety.


I've suffered from depression and anxiety all of my adult life.

Ive also got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. REAL BAD!

I don't use anything as an excuse and my life is s**t!

The best I have to hope for is to be alone!


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22 Jan 2015, 3:49 pm

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I've suffered from depression and anxiety all of my adult life.


Me too, but some things have happened in the past two years that have made them much worse.
Also the doc said that low vitamin D causes blood cholesterol to be higher, and there's a possibility that it may also contribute to other illnesses like arthritis.
I certainly wasn't opposed to taking some vitamins, and I have hopes that they may improve several areas of life/health.



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22 Jan 2015, 4:15 pm

olympiadis wrote:
I'm bringing this back up because my doc recently discovered I was deficient in vit D, and prescribed me 5000 iu per day. I also have a vit K complex coming as well, which is supposed to aid in absorption of vit D.

I do always get seasonal depression, and it seems to get worse every year, as I'm probably less active and go outside less. The weather here really doesn't help matters. It's usually dark, gloomy, rainy, snowing, etc...

I probably need one of those special lights to use too.


Magnesium is also important too.
http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot. ... brain.html


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22 Jan 2015, 4:18 pm

Vitamin D deficiency can cause sleep problems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7cbBB1c0IM


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23 Jan 2015, 5:30 am

olympiadis wrote:
ImAnAspie wrote:
I've suffered from depression and anxiety all of my adult life.


Me too, but some things have happened in the past two years that have made them much worse.
Also the doc said that low vitamin D causes blood cholesterol to be higher, and there's a possibility that it may also contribute to other illnesses like arthritis.
I certainly wasn't opposed to taking some vitamins, and I have hopes that they may improve several areas of life/health.


Good idea. I could use that too. I go days without eating. Usually,I won't eat for5 days. I just never feel hungry.


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