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Larges doses of Vitamins D and C
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Larges doses of Vitamins D and C

After I my thryoid totally removed (along with one parathyroid) and had I 131 treatment in Sept of last year, the doctor put me on 5000 units of Vitamin D 2000mg of Vitamin C per day.  Is this replacing something that the parathyroid or thyroid was producing.  My wife says that 5000 units of Vit. D is considered an overdose.
Is anyone else doing this kind of thing?
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My doctor prescribed 50,000 IU/wk; it's not an overdose if you're defficient.  I've now REDUCED my dose to 5K IU/day of Vit D.
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219241 tn?1413541365
You would have to take 50,000 international units for 6 months for it to reach toxic levels. Even then all you do is stop taking it and you are then fine. 5,000 iu is now a recommended dose for most people defiecient.

Vit c is a different story. There is no stock standard level of overdose, It will depend on what other medications are being taken and if they interact.

Continue with your Vit D especially. This will be monitored and if they doc thinks you need to lower it, they will tell you, but rest assured you won't become toxic on the dose you take.
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