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Dr. has had me on 50,000 units Vitamin D for 2 years

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  • Posted By: tjblueeyes01
  • November 9, 2013
  • 09:36 PM

At my last Dr.'s appointment I saw a different Dr. I had never seen before but was in the same practice I've been using for yrs. I had just been in 2 wks. earlier because I was experiencing extreme fatigue so bad that I cancelled a driving trip I had planned. He asked how long I had been taking 50,000 units of Vit. D. I wasn't really sure so told him at least 3-4 months. (Shouldn't he have that info. in his records?) Anyway, he said quit taking the high dose and go to 1, 000 a day. He said I only needed to take the high dose for a month. Anything over that can make you feel BAD. After I left his office and ran a few errands, I decided to call my pharmacy to find out how long I had actually been prescribed and taking the 50,000units. They told me TWO YEARS! After I read on the internet about Vit.D side effects and toxicity from overdose I became very concerned since I have had Fibromyalgia for 10 yrs. and multiple symptoms. I also read that too much Vit D can cause low magnesium in your body and also cause calcium deposits in your body. I did have gallstones, but only read that it causes kidney stones. I've also started having headaches for about a month that occur behind my eyes (migraines?) and my eyes are very dry and red when I awaken in the mornings. If anyone has any insight about this or can tell me how they would handle this situation, please don't hesitate to help. Thank you.

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  • Iwas diagnosed with low Vitamin D and Pre Diabetes (type 2) at 75years old and was put on 10,000 I.U. of Vitamin D for about 1 years.Before I started the Vitamin D I has some stiffness in my hands fromthe elevated blood sugar. diabetesswollen hands I have not had any side effects from the vitamin D,your doctor may have found you deficient in Vitamin D here is aworldwide vitamin d shortage and many people are deficientHereis their summary on the shortage:BostonUniversity School of Medicine there is a worldwide VitaminDshortage: The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lackofappreciationthat sun exposure in moderation is the major source ofvitaminD for most humans. Very few foods naturally contain vitaminD,and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequatetosatisfy either a child's or an adult's vitamin D requirement.VitaminD deficiency causes rickets in children and will precipitateandexacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults.VitaminD deficiency has been associated with increased risk ofcommoncancers, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, and infectiousdiseases.
    Grandmaable 1 Replies
    • November 14, 2013
    • 07:21 PM
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  • Dont know about this much but excess of anything can cause our body very badly, did you hav any bad effects of those 50,000 units Vitamin D on your health??Amkay Medical Products Manufacturer
    amkayproducts 3 Replies
    • November 22, 2013
    • 10:54 AM
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