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I went into the doctor a few weeks ago because I was chronically tired, had bad headaches and got dizzy spells pretty often. I was thinking it was anemia or my mono relapsing.

Anyway, my mom got a call today and I guess my vitamin D levels are 7, and the norm for vitamin D is 35.

My mom isn't blaming veganism, and the doctor isn't either, which is great, but I'm still thinking about temporarily introducing dairy back into my diet. My doctor is putting me on a supplement, but I think that if I consume some dairy I'll probably help the process along faster, and I want to do everything I can.

Now, I would really, really, appreciate being talked out of doing this because I want to stick with this vegan thing. I love it, and it's part of me, and I want it to stay part of me. My rice milk is fortified with vitamin D and so is my multi vitamin, but I guess neither is really doing much.
 

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Thank you.
I have a supplement that my doctor recommended and I have to take 3000 mg (I think it's mg) a day. And Diana, you are right, sunlight's not an option right now, or I would have no problem. Haha.
 

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D2 is from plant sources, but not easily absorbed by the body.

D3 is from animal sources and easily absorbed by the body.

Your body uses the sun to produce vitamin D, so short bouts of sunbathing are a good idea. About 15 minutes laying in the sun may help. (And with that, I just read, you're not getting much sun where you are right now. )
Yeah. And unfortunately, I have a stubborn mother who doesn't like purchasing things online (including vegan vitamin D supplements... agghh). Not only is my supplement D3, it contains gelatin. And, of course, I have to take it... Maybe it's all in my head, but I get nauseous every time I take one.

It's so gross.
 
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