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Vitamin D

Hi, I was wondering if its possible to have a vitamin D allergy? I drink milk, go in the sun (skin gets red very fast) and eat other foods that contain it and have no problem, but I recently was told by my doctor that I have a vitamin D deficiency. She wants me to start taking vitamin D3 in a 2300 dose. My question is, is it possible to have an allergy to this vitamin even though I eat foods that contain it? Will this high level of vitamin D affect me in a negative way? I'm a little anxious about taking it.

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Read all the comments in http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Thyroid-Disorders/anyone-have-allergic-reaction-to-Vitamin-D/show/1050672 where lots of people have stories about bad reactions to taking over-the-counter Vitamin D supplements.  It mostly seems like problems with the source/ingredient side-effects for instance if the Vitamin D is made from Lanolin.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

It's unlikely that you are having vitamin D allergy as you are getting this from other sources. Vitamins A, D, E & K are fat soluble and can cause hypervitaminosis, but unlikely in your case as you have a deficiency. Also, in case of doubt the blood levels of vitamin D can be checked.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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D3 is a vitamin your body makes on its own when given the right ingredients, mainly other forms of vitamin D and sun exposure.  

You should discus your concerns with your doctor.  I would suspect that your reactions are from another source.  Do you use an alpha-hydroxy lotions?  That could be the cause of your reaction to sun exposure.  

I hope that helps some.

God bless.
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