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Intelligence Prevails

20 Jul

LOOK WHAT I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION!!!

Not long after my sustaining morning coffee had been supper my phone began churning for my attention. Over-Intelligent Pharmacy Lady was calling to say my high dose vitamin D had arrived and she was all primed to take my card details.

Taking care over my diction I slowly read out the long number, then the relevant details and we both held our breath as the green button was hit. Et Voila! Payment accepted, package in delivery box due out at 1pm.

Shortly after 1pm a lovely lady knocked on my door and left the package on my desk.

For the inquisitive, each tablet is 500 micrograms, I am to take a capsule twice a week for seven weeks. The average recommended daily dose is 10 micrograms and the recommended daily dose for an MD-er is 25 micrograms.

 
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11 responses to “Intelligence Prevails

  1. menhir1

    July 21, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Whoohoo. So, they can take phone payments! So pleased you got it sorted and with someone who was able to effectively listen and communicate.

    My Vit D3, which is the replacement sunshine we don’t get enough of to absorb in decent amounts, is marked up in international units ‘UI’ and taken daily. Mine, however, is not based on a prescription as yours is. It seems like yours must have other odds and sods incorporated. (Note my scientific articulations). I have a multivit that has a bit of all the D’s as well. I could have taken a higher level D3, which is double the dose, but bearing in mind my multivit input, I decided to go with what I have. It seems fine.

    Apart from sanitizer blitzing my finger nails, they do seem to be benefiting from the D3, they are not as soft as they have been. I’ll be able to assess it better by about January/February next year.

    xxxxx

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    • AnneMarie

      July 21, 2020 at 10:35 am

      As a private commercial transaction they can take payment over the phone, but as a NHS prescription charge they cannot. The capsules are 20,000IU and my daily dose should be 1000IU.

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  2. menhir1

    July 21, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Aha…I’m taking 10,000 daily as a half of maximum dose. I guess with the wee amount in the multivit, I am taking about 14000-15000 daily. I’m not sure why in this country my half dose is said to be the highest daily dose. Elsewhere in the world where strong sunshine is short-lived every year, it is possible to buy the higher dose, 20,000, over the counter as a legitimate full strength supplement. I couldn’t find it here, not that I wanted it anyway.

    It is perfectly understandable with you not getting out as much as is required to get unadulterated useful sunshine, you would benefit from Vit D. I am curious why you are being advised to take two capsules a week. It’s equivalent to four days by my cellular reckoning. I guess you’ll find out.

    You are super at dealing with ‘performances’. xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      July 21, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      I knew there was an aspect of MD that made the absorption of VitD less effective, something to do with muscles and calcium, often VitD have calcium with them. Many MD people are advised to take a supplement. Not sure what physical difference it will make to me, we shall see.

      The supermarket ‘ultra’ is only 1000IU, I’d be a rattle if I had to take many of those, lol.

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  3. menhir1

    July 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Aha…I’m taking 10,000 daily as a half of maximum dose. I guess with the wee amount in the multivit, I am taking about 14000-15000 daily. I’m not sure why in this country my half dose is said to be the highest daily dose. Elsewhere in the world where strong sunshine is short-lived every year, it is possible to buy the higher dose, 20,000, over the counter as a legitimate full strength supplement. I couldn’t find it here, not that I wanted it anyway.

    It is perfectly understandable with you not getting out as much as is required to get unadulterated useful sunshine, you would benefit from Vit D. I am curious why you are being advised to take two capsules a week. they’re equivalent to four days input by my cellular reckoning. I guess you’ll find out why sometime.

    You are super at dealing with ‘performances’. xxx

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  4. deacongill

    July 21, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Well well well! The system works and you have an intelligent ally. That is always a good thing!

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    • AnneMarie

      July 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      The system failed, as in, if you pay for prescriptions you cannot get them unless you to go the shop to pay the fees. Intelligence worked as a solution was found. Just hope I don’t need any urgent prescription meds in the future until I can find a proper solution (a bit less drastic than move to Scotland or Wales where all prescriptions are free)

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  5. snowbird

    July 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Wow, reading the last three posts has rendered me speechless!!! The things you have to put up with?!?! So glad this was eventually sorted out, covid doesn’t help ease your life does it?xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      July 22, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Sadly it’s not a covid situ, it’s the normal way of things, systems are designed with specifics and they forget the people who don’t meet those specifics.

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  6. notesoflifeuk

    August 7, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    I’m lucky that NHS Wales provide free prescriptions so my vitamin D3 (daily dose of 8000UI) is free. I remember having to take the big ones once a week for 6 weeks or so. I’m awful at swallowing medication though! 😀

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    • AnneMarie

      August 8, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      A daily dose of 8000? Wow, most over the counter ones are 1000.

      Another MD pal cannot get supplements on prescription in the UK. It’s a very disjointed service these days.

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