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Vitamin D ?overdose

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 13, 2006
  • 11:53 AM

Hello all...
I've been an active elderly female and went for a bone density test...it was found to be horrible..so my primary doctor sent me to an endocimology doctor and she uppped my vitamin D. a few days later. I felt as if I had an overdose cause I was getting symptoms I never got before...so I called and she said to go back to two Vitamin D's a week instead of the three time a week. I did just that and then the doctor wanted me back on Vit. D twice a week and I think (for me) that is still too much besides getting calcium with Vit. included...so is there such a thing as an over dose of Vit. D.? My legs or muscles felt like rubber...and when I cut back on Vit. D myself....my legs feel much better...could I have had an overdose and no one knows bout it but myself?

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  • Doses of up to 10,000 IU/day in healthy adults are considered to be safe. Overdose in adults do not generally occur until there is a sustained intake of 100,000 IU/day (25,000 mcg/day) for a few months. So, it is incredibly rare and usually a result of an accidental/manufacturing incident. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D
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