While President Obama has been busy planning war strategy for Afghanistan, I find myself mixed up in a game theory exercise of my own.
1. My neurologist, Doc J
2. My ob-gyn, Doc C
Find the right dosing of vitamin D for me. The specifics are a little cloudy. Doc C frets about some not-so-glowing outcomes from a couple of bone density tests. Doc J is addressing reports linking vitamin D deficiencies and multiple sclerosis. They both definitely want it over 50. Maybe at least 100. It’s apparently a moving target. But my early readings of 10 and 16 showed definite room for improvement based on any scale. (Since then it’s been a bit of a roller coaster.)
Doc J supports a slow, steady buildup. (Think Viet Nam.) When the whole thing started, he recommended something like 200 IUs/day. That got upped to maybe 600. Last year it was 1000. Yesterday he told me to take 2000 IUs/day, in addition to my regular vitamin.
Doc C supports surges—short bursts of megadoses. (Think Iraq. And Afghanistan.) She must own stock in the company that makes those 50,000 IU green gel caps. First I was on one tablet a week for three months. Then twice a week for three months. I just finished 50,000 IUs a week for six months.
I’m certainly eager to get the results from yesterday’s blood test to see where I stand.