Those With Low Vit. D Levels...Advise Please?

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MEG25801
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys
 
My rhummy tested my Vit. D levels (after I requested) and they are low.  He has called in 50,000units(?) to take.  That sounds like an awful lot to me after reading things about the toxicity of Vit D.  Have any of you ever taken this much?  I take the pill once a week.  The pharmacist says it is a normal dose but I just wanted to see if you all had ever taken this much at one time.
 
Thanks
Missy
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was taking 3000iu each day until I got my level up. Now I take 1000iu each day. I don't really think that taking that much can hurt you, from what I have read, there is not a toxicity level. But I could be wrong. I just know that it made me feel a lot better when I started taking it. Most fibromites are low in it. I hope that this helps some. I hope that you try it.

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lucysgd
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Missy - I had some trouble with that dosage - I actually had more pain and fatigue -had to quit that and go to 1000 perday - and after 2 mos. of that my levels were wonky and the rheumie took me off that as well.  I know lots of people get great benefits - but I think there are always exceptions.  Vit D is a hormone, and it can get to toxic levels and throw your calcium out of whack.  My GP was not thrilled with the 50k dose to begin with.  I think it's worth a try - don't get me wrong - I just wanted you to know there is another side - and it doesn't work for everyone. 

Lucy


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   Posted 12/18/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to mention. I don't know if your doctor told you, but it needs to be D3. It is called cholecalciferol (sp). That is the D that you are looking for.

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MEG25801
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   Posted 12/18/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks guys...yes it is D3...it says Maximum D3 on the info phamphlet that came with it.  Tes i am gonoing to try it...hopefully it was take away some of the muscle fatique that I havr.  Also I have read that low vit d levels and HBP is linked so maybe it will help with that too

 

thanks again

Missy


Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
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   Posted 12/18/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
If your vitamin D levels are extremely low, I have heard of having to take 50,000 iu temporarily until you bring them back up.  So, that's probably why your doctor prescribed it that way.  I have been taking 1,000 iu a day for several years but my latest blood work showed my levels were still a little low so I now take 1,800 iu a day. 
 
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   Posted 12/18/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Another thing that will make your muscles is magnesium. It makes them almost feel normal. I noticed it when I started the malic acid/magnesium mix. I would recommend trying it. It can't hurt and if it doesn't work, you can always stop.

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   Posted 12/18/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I found out a little over a year ago that my D level is VERY low, mine was 12 and the normal range begins at around 25 or 30. I am taking massive doses...are you ready? 150,000 once a week, yes... I take 3 of the 50,000 ergocalcipherol. I am tested every three months and I am still at a level of 20. I am being managed by an endocrinologist. I asked her about the concern for toxicity and she said as long as my levels are low there is no concern for toxicity. I am planning to see a gastroenterologist next month to find out if I have malabsorption issues because the doc cannot figure out why, after taking so much D, my level is still low
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Miriam

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