Hello all! (Feel free to skip ahead to the next paragraph where my actual question is; this is mostly background info). I recently had some blood work done for PCOS and was found to have an insufficient level in Vitamin D (25-OH) (level of 23, with a normal range being 30-100 ng/mL) and to be on the low side of Vitamin B 12 (333 pg/mL with the normal range being 200-1100). My doctor didn't seem too concerned with the Vitamin B-12, but it only helped to justify my suspicions that the severe depression and anxiety I've been feeling for the last three months, plus the other strange symptoms I've been having (tingling on face, extreme fatigue and lightheadedness, periodic blurry vision), are due to a low B-12 level. I've also been having chronic vaginal infections; it's been suggested that this could be a result of low D levels, so I was intrigued to see my blood work results come back low in these areas.
Anyway, my actual question is whether I'm taking too many supplements and if it's safe to take them at the same time (or if it's better to spread them out over the day, which I prefer not to do because I'm forgetful). Here's everything I'm taking:
- Birth control pill
- probiotics (55 billion)
- Sublingual B-12 1,200 mcg daily
I want to incorporate 5,000 IU of D3 and also possibly start daily lysine, as it's suggested that it may help ward off cold sores. Is this excessive? I just want to stop feeling so dizzy and run down all the time!
Thank you for reading my long post and for your insight. :)