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vitamin d

WOW.
I have exactly the same symptoms as all of you and my vitamin d levels are 10ug/L which is extremely low...

I'm all alone on this. I will start to take 2,000mg of vitamin d and see what happens!
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Perhaps you need to go up gradually from 400 IUs. Or, perhaps you should stop taking vitamin D altogether then if you still have terrible anxiety and panic you will know the two things are unrelated. Good luck!!!
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I was taking 2,000iu... it wasnt much...

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The anxiety and panic thing including palpitations happens to me when my vitamin D dose is too high. I just played with the dose...I found I had to increase very gradually to therapeutic levels which, of course, slowed my recovery down.
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i also feel sick when out in the sun... dont know what is going on.
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hi all!

I don't know what happened , i was doing great after starting vitamin d 2,000iu, but shortly after i started having terrible anxiety and panic. Can u help me figuring out what might have happened?
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This is something i can easily check...let's see how it goes. for now vitamin d has been fantastic.
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Not sure but I did develop Obstetric Cholestasis - a liver dysfunction -  during my pregnancy (when severely Vit D deficient)... and I do wonder if the two are related...
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I don't know; however, I don't think there would be a direct relationship
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Is there any relation between vitamin d def and poor liver function (high liver enzymes)?
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None
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hi guys. I'm taking 1,500iu of D3 and it's working, i'm feeling miracurously much better. I havent felt like this for ages...

Is there any relation between D3 def and mitral valve prolapse?
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Good luck!!!! However, I think you'll find you'll need to work yourself up to more than 1000 IU daily...I'm on 4400 IUs daily but it took me awhile to gradually work up to this dose. I accidentally took an extra 1000 IUs today and experienced the D3 jitters again myself!!!!...It
WILL work, be patient. Phyllis
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I started 1000iu d3 this week and the first 3 days i felt a bit jittery for 30minutes after taking the d3. Now i feel my body is getting used to it, no symptoms at all for now, i feel calmer, hope it works guys!
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You can read my list of symptoms on the symptom thread: Vitamin D deficiency symptoms. It's on this page. Virtually all have resolved or diminished. Of course, I still have back problems and migraines, though the migraines may have diminished in frequency not sure yet.
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It's really great to know you're feeling so much better!!!

What were your original symptoms and where have you improved?
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There is no established best time to take it. However what works best is to take your supplements with a meal. I take my D3 gel cap supplements 3 times a day -- 2400 IUs with breakfast, 1000 IUs with lunch and 1000 IUs with dinner. (D3 is best absorbed by the body when taken with a fat and our meals contain fats). It took me about 7 months to get my levels in the 40s; I'm currently feeling great but would like to get my levels even higher since it seems the higher my levels go the more of my symptoms disappear and the better I feel.Phyllis
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My supplements arrived today.

When is the best time to take vitamin d3?
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9na
I understand your question - I think we all could use some more success-stories in here. But as it is a slow recovery I guess it is harder to see it, and I also believe that many former sufferers forget about this forum when they are all better - understandable, really.

But check Phyllis' thread here: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/recovery-after-vitamin-D-deficiency/Vitamin-D-level-hits-41-and-I-feel-great/show/1452772
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so, is anyone really healing? I'm still waiting from iherb supplements.
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I second everything 9na wrote :)

Vdd has sooooo many symptoms! I'm pretty sure it's mostly because d is a hormone (prohormone) and not a true vitamin.

Thankfully we are all healing 'together' :)

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Well, actually, with the magnesium, the amount one tolerates tends to vary.  I would recommend asking your doctor or nutritionist the maximum amount.  However, I do know that you can definitely take much more than 300, unless you are prone to diarrhea.  My neurologist has me taking a MINIMUM of 400 mg/day.  I do know that one can take 1,000 mg or more, but the trick is not to go overboard.  Not only do you not want to get diarrhea from it, but you also don't want to take so much that you end up depleting the calcium in your bones.  If 1,000 mg is too much for you, start with half that much, because at least that will be enough to help with your vitamin D levels.  If you're prone to constipation, you will likely do better with 1,000 mg.  Don't take more than this without advice from your doctor.  At a separate time of the day, take an equal amount of calcium.
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9na
Yes, it seems it takes the body way longer to recover than for the blood to reach better D-levels.
Here's a link saying a bit on recovery time, and apart from that the healing process seems to be very individual... I wish i could give you (and myself) more accurate information on this, but I'm afraid that doesn't exist...
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/what-happens-after-treatment-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/show/1151898
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9na :)

From what I've read people increase their levels but the symptoms maintain, is it true?
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9na
Wow, you have already suffered so much! It seems really unfair that you have to fight another battle.

Good thing is, when you feel ready for it - about 20 mins. of sun on your body induces about 10 000 IUs of D3 in your body! So if you have lots of sunny days, you barely need supplements actually (but I urge you to take supplements as well, being so low!).
Starting on 2000 IUs sounds good. I'm not familiar with the brand, but basically if it's D3, it's good. I've been taking D3 in gel cap form until now, but I recently bought some dry formula ones. Just because I might react to the oil in the gel caps, not because they are more effective ;)'

10 ng/ml sure is low! But many people in here have been as low, some even lower. I started at about 12-13 ng/ml myself (31 nmol/L), and next week I'm going to be retested - excited to see how much my level has improved.

Your symptoms sound very familiar! I have most of them myself, and I gain new ones all the time, even though I am supposed to be healing.. :p Strange condition, this VDD - the healing process is just as bad as the original condition, really.. (And since it takes time for the D level to improve, we're still deficient for a long time into the recovery, I guess...)

But we'll be here for you, friend, and cheer you on until we've all recovered! :)
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