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?
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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