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Old 02-08-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Too much???

I have just started seeing a Naturopathic doctor. She has put me on certain drops to detoxify. She has also given me supplenments to take to help with my thyroid and osteoperosis. After taking the supplements for 2 weeks I started to notice that I was feeling worse then before and my skin and neck were breaking out. I wrote down everything that I am taking and noticed that most of it is WAY OVER the recommended daily requirements. Now I'm a small person (5ft 3in & 115lbs) so a small dose for some can be a big dose for me. Here is a list of what I am taking:

1) selenium 300mgs. This is and increase of 200mgs from what I was taking.
2) vitamin A 6000 IU. I've read that too much vitamin A can be bad for the bones and interfere with vitamin D. Recommonded daily dose is 3000 IU. I have osteoperosis and need all the bone I can get.
3) vitamin D 1000 IU. Recommended 400 IU. I read that too much vitamin D can be toxic.
4) vitamin E 220 IU. 23 IU is the reccomended amount for daily use. Do I really need that much vitamin E?
5) Iodine 150mcg. Isn't Iodine bad for people with Hashi's? I have Hashi's.
6) Zinc 20mgs.
7) B2 6mg. Recommended amount 1.1mg. I think anymore then the recommended amount would just be a waste.
8) B3 9mgs. Not over medicated on Niacin.

Now the dosages that I am taking do not take into account all the food I am eating that has all of the above in it.

Does this look like I am taking way too much? I go back and see the doctor in a couple of weeks and want to tell her I don't think taking all of this is doing me any good. Any comments would be appreciated.

 
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Re: Too much???

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1) selenium 300mgs. This is and increase of 200mgs from what I was taking.
2) vitamin A 6000 IU. I've read that too much vitamin A can be bad for the bones and interfere with vitamin D. Recommonded daily dose is 3000 IU. I have osteoperosis and need all the bone I can get.
3) vitamin D 1000 IU. Recommended 400 IU. I read that too much vitamin D can be toxic.
4) vitamin E 220 IU. 23 IU is the reccomended amount for daily use. Do I really need that much vitamin E?
5) Iodine 150mcg. Isn't Iodine bad for people with Hashi's? I have Hashi's.
6) Zinc 20mgs.
7) B2 6mg. Recommended amount 1.1mg. I think anymore then the recommended amount would just be a waste.
8) B3 9mgs. Not over medicated on Niacin.

Now the dosages that I am taking do not take into account all the food I am eating that has all of the above in it.

Does this look like I am taking way too much? I go back and see the doctor in a couple of weeks and want to tell her I don't think taking all of this is doing me any good. Any comments would be appreciated.
Now in my opinion you are taking too much selenium, 200 is recommended for a short while, but then it should be dropped to 100 mcg, too much is not good. Also, no iodine, if you have Hashi's it is not good and can make the condition worse. I have heard though that it can help if your PH is at the right place, if you are acidic it will harm. I also feel the vitamin D is a bit much. The vitamin A is also pretty high, and if you are type A blood I have read you shouldn't even take vitamin A, something to check into.
I do not see magnesium on the list, if you have osteoperosis you do need magnesium, it is important for the bones, almost moreso than calcium.
The vitamin E is not over doing, women can benefit from as much as 800IU of E.
Also, another thing you may want to check is whether your PH is alkaline or acidic, you should be able to get the PH paper at any health food store.

 
Old 02-08-2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: Too much???

How can Iodine make Hashi's worse?

The calcium supplement she has me on has magnesium in it. How much I'm not sure but it is listed in the ingredients. The main ingredients are:
Vitamine D
Calcium
Phosphorus
MCHC
Ipriflavone

 
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