The treatment is mega doses of vitamin D. My doctor had already sent a prescription to my pharmacy for it. I started Sunday. I take one every week for 10 weeks, then I get my blood checked again. I asked the pharmacist about sun exposure and she said not to worry about it. I lamented that I needed a beach trip, to which she readily agreed.
Of course, I read through the literature that came with it to make sure I took it properly as in with food or without, and the like. There was nothing like that other than a warning to stay away from magnesium. I've got that one covered!!
Then I read the list of side effects. One of them was decreased appetite. I immediately began wondering just how much weight I could lose during this 10 weeks. Perhaps, I would actually make my pound a week goal. Or maybe with a little more effort two pounds per week. After all, opportunities like this don't come along every day.
I kept reading and saw that irritability was another side effect. Of course, I pointed this one out to 65MD right away and began building my case for free reign for the next 10 weeks. We had a good laugh and now I am back to reality. So far, I've not noticed anything different. If my appetite does decrease, I'll be very thankful and use it to my advantage. If not, which I believe is the greater chance, I'll keep practicing moderation and enjoying life only now with stronger bones.