I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather that we are having of late. Ok, so today is not so nice in the Philadelphia area. My husband Jeremy and I were planning on taking my daughter for her first egg hunt in a neighborhood park. She loves bunnies and there was supposed to be an easter bunny (someone dressed as one) at the park, but she is taking a long nap. By the time she wakes up, I’m sure the easter bunny will be long gone, probably hanging out in one of the neighborhood pubs!
Anyways, please do make it a point to get some sun. Try to get direct contact exposure on your arms, legs or torso. Protect your face, though. Skin on the face is thin, so wrinkles form easily there. Sunlight that is filtered through windows doesn’t count. You want to aim for at least 30 minutes – more, if you have colored skin like me. On the days you do get enough sun exposure, you don’t have to take your vitamin D supplements. Ideally, you want to get as much of your vitamin D from the sun and the least from supplements. If you got some sun, but not enough sun, you can decrease your dose of the vitamin D for that day. If you get tested and you are satisfied with you vitamin D level, you can decrease your supplement dose to 5,000 IU a day from the 10,000 IU that I had recommended.
I have recently heard that some of my former patients have had a difficult time getting an appointment to see a doctor at Crozer. This makes me sad, but Neurological Associates have assured me that the office is doing their best under the circumstances. My suggestion would be to keep calling and be flexible so that if a cancellation occurs, you can get that spot. I have a list of headache doctors on my website under “Resources” if you would like to try another practice.
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