I just had blood work and my vitiam D is less than 7. My doctor said she had never seen one so low. She put me on 50,000 IU of Vitiam D every day for 3 weeks, then one time a week after that. When i went to pick up my vitiam D from the pharmacy they were shocked that the doctor wanted me take that much. Has anyone ever had that low a vitiam D reading and what did your doctor do for you.
I had a low level of 11 and my doctor put me on 2000 IU a week. I suggest you ask your doctor why they put you on so much. There is a great article on WebMD about low vitamin D levels, it pretty common problem these days.
One of the members on here - ChitChatNine - she's one of the CL's on the thyroid forum - had really low levels and I think she was on 50,000 for a while. You might try getting hold of her. I think she's quite knowledgeable about it.
I'm with peekawho - do you have other medical conditions? Why was your vitamin D checked to begin with? Low levels of vitamin D are quite common these days and seem to go hand in hand with some other conditions.
IMPORTANT .... demand a blood test before that time frame on that much Vitamin D .. that is my opinion because just the other day my doctor called and wants me off all supplements because it can be toxic if too much taken and wants me retested before he will renew my script.
My level (and they tested 2X to be certain it was accurate at the lab) was a 9 (severe low) and they started out on 50,000 iu's ONE time a week and then upped it to 50,000 2X a week and last test my levels were normal and now I am back to only 1 X a week 50,000 iu's
If a pharmacist delicately sugests it may be a lot .. I'd run to find out info and get a 2nd opinion maybe as well as ask the pharmacist what the outer limits are for the med .. they can tell you any factual thing about the med they have records for.
I am concerned aobut the 50,000 iu's every day for 3 weeks.
And, I agree you need you a thorough workup to see why you are so low. Mine was symptomatic that led me to the doc with hypo feelings and leg cramps even though my TSH was VERY normal.
Not to alarm you, but I am not a doc but 350, 000 iu's a week is a big dose ????
And, we've seen on Thyroid that when we post anything about Vitamin D .. tons of new members stop by shortly after! So looks like we've helped many on our WLD community in the long-run and I've PM'd the orig. poster and hope she's doing okay.
Sources of Vitamin D
Vitamin D Intakes and Status
Vitamin D Deficiency
Groups at Risk of Vitamin D Inadequacy
Vitamin D and Health
Health Risks from Excessive Vitamin D
Interactions with Medications
Vitamin D and Healthful Diets
I went to the website listed above - very interesting, since I've just found out that my vitamin D levels are low, in spite of the fact that I'm outside (in the sun) for as much as several hours/day........I'm in the process of obtaining a new pcp and as soon as I get an appt, I will hopefully get more answers; in the meantime, I've started taking a supplement, keeping in mind that excess levels can be toxic.......
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