Based on your posts on the old LLS site and on Sandy Craine's similar advice, I had my VItamin D level meaured about a year ago and it was 38. I asked my PCP how much Vitamin D3 I should take and he said 1,000 iu's per day, much less than you and Sandy take I know. So I decided to start at 2,000 iu's per day and 4 months later it was 59. So I stayed the course and meaured again in October and it dropped to 50. So I increased to 3,000 iu's per day and tested again this past week - still 50. So as of yesterday, I increased to 4,000 iu's per day. So I am trying to get to 70 just not as aggressively as you and Sandy originally recommended.
Re: Curcumin, I also started that about 9 months or so ago, but decided again to use the same strategy as Vitamin D, so I started with 550 mg per day. No way to measure this in the blood, so I just measured by watching my PCR, which hit PCRU last September and stayed there until this week's test. I figure we are all different and due to the high cost of the Curcumin, 500 mg was enough for me or just wasn't necessary at all for me to reach PCRU. Well, based on my latest PCR, I started taking 1,100 mg per day yesterday. I know you think that is not enough and I may increase that amount again based on next PCR test, which is now just 3 1/2 weeks away.
1 other thing I forgot to mention was that I developed a low grade infection about 2 1/2 weeks ago and was put on Ciproflaxin 500 mg 2x/day, so I had been on this for about a week when my PCR was done. My CBC blood counts were all in the normal range, except my WBC at 8.9 was higher than my typical reading of 5 - 5.5. This was all due to neutrophils being at 6.65, also still normal but higher than my typical reading of 3 - 3.2. These slight elevations are consistent with how I would expect my body to react to a low-grade infection, so not surprising or alarming at all. My real question is: could this infection, my body's response to it and/or the antibiotic have in any way affected my PCR result? Probably not, but just curious on your take Scuba - thanks