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How long does is take to feel better?

Hi everyone,  I just found this Forum - thanks for creating it!   I just found out my Vit D is very low. I have a mysteriously acquired a fracture in my foot and have been been feeling more and more fragile, anxious and very tired.

My Dr has advised 5000 units a day for a month.   I am just wondering how long it takes to build back up Vit D levels?

thanks Robyn
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I am so glad you joined! many of these members have helped me through what, as it turns out, was one of the most difficult times of my life!
I have an update since my last post. I have been taking 10,000 IUs of D3 daily, 400 MG of magnesium citrate, omega 3, a multi vitamin and vitamin C. Most of my symptoms have passed, although from time to time I get a little lightheaded, not nearly as bad as when I was in the middle of my "nightmare" though. It has been 8 weeks since I have been on my suppliments so I am being patient as to rebuilding my immune system and feeling 100% "normal" Be patient and stay positive! I know, believe me I know, how hard it could be to stay positive. When you need support, leave me a message I will be there. This deficiency is horrible! What was your vitamin D level? also list your symptoms. Take care!
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Are you taking the 50k of D2 a week and 10k of D3 per day?  Did you get your t levels back?  I found my t levels are at the low normal range, and had a varicocele repair done.  I think the low t and my low VD are giving me a 1-2 punch.  Also had a bad gallbladder taken out a few months ago, so that may have had somehitng to do with things.  Ive been supplmenting for a a little less than a year now (diagnosed at 17ng back in 1/11).  I need to be more conistent.  Been taking 5k per day but not always faithful.  I also need to be supplementing 1000mg of calcium and 500mg of magnesium.  Now at 31ng.  been bouncing between low 40s and low 30s.
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About a year a go I started feeling really ill but I didn't think nothing of it at the time I was 15 and had my exams at the end of school and I couldn't focus at all I was constantly feeling faint I went to the doctors and they reccommended a blood test. It came back with low vitamin D I was on 50,000 IU for 2 weeks every day and then when that course had finished I was on 400 IU of calcichew - D3 day and night and still am its been 4 months since I finshed my 50,000 IU and I've had ups and downs but I still don't feel that great so to anyone reading this and feeling the same you're not alone!
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I have been dealing with anxiety problems/panic attacks  since last 2 months(don't why)went to ER twice, everything turned out to be normal. Feel like losing hope and had no clue what's happening until I had my physical done last week. I was told by my that doctor that I'm deficient on Vit d(15). Now this gave me some sort of relief at a least someone found something. Doctor prescribed me 50,000 cap to take weekly basis.

Any suggestion would like to make for me, I would approximate that!
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That being said, I'd like to ask the "opposite".How long does it take to go from a normal level of dvit like 50 to a low level like 20?And after how long of being at level 20 does it take to feel the deficiency symptoms?
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I have been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency, I am experiencing some of the same symptoms as a lot of you. No one seems to understand how a vitamin (lack of) can cause me to feel so crappy all the time. Reading the comments in this forum lets me know I am not alone and my symptoms are not in my head. I have muscle weakness and pain everyday and feel very tired all the time. My doctor has put me on 50,000 IU Vit D for 12 weeks, I am on my 5th week and feel no different. My level was at 18 ng/ml. I have been having a hard time at work but tough it through, what choice do I have.
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