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Old 07-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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too much vitamin d

Hi i registered her a while ago as I had high anti thyroid anti bodies 543 with a range of 0 to 34. Previous to this I had a vitamin d deficiency levels were 23. My gp game me ergocalciferol one a week for 8 weeks but on the 6th week i had lots of problems including palpitations muscle spasms carpel tunnel syndrome and a feeling of falling when i was going to sleep.

I had a retest for vitamin d and my level now came back as 129.4! Doctor didnt mention this to me I only found out as I requested a copy of my blood results.

I ahve seen an endocrinologist who tends to think this is not thyroid related, a vascular specialist who ruled out mini strokes and today a heart specialist that thinks whatever my original problem is is causing my palpitations.

I am now getting headaches disorientation and now round red bruise like rash. Its not meningitis rash but looks very much like it. Does anyone know if this could be due to the vitamin d and hoiw long does it take to come out of your body

 
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Re: too much vitamin d

I had a rash similar to meningitis rash an it turned out I had a low platelet count, have you had a Full blood count done.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Re: too much vitamin d

Hi thank you for the reply. I started typing out all of the bloods i have had since march then the battery died on laptop will try and put them on here tomorrow. Am also waiting for yet more results so will post soon as i get them. showed gp the rash he didnt have a clue said he would ring hospital try to get the results faxed through. he just keeps sayin we will wait and see what happens. has agreed to test for parathyroid if nothin shows up.

 
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Re: too much vitamin d

Greetings brummygirl! Welcome to the Vitamin Health boards!

My sympathies to the situation. Vitamin D excess can cause bleeding of the nose also called epistaxis. Therefore theoretically I suppose it could cause a type of internal bleeding elsewhere. A high vitamin D level can cause calcification of blood vessels and cardiovascular and kidney damage.

I would try to lower the vitamin D level in about a month by using a low calcium diet followed carefully. During this time I would avoid all dairy products with milk, such as cheese, yogurt whey etc. I would avoid all foods with vitamin D supplementation and fish especially herring and cod. I would avoid the green vegetables and greens during this time.

I would eat more fruits and other types of vegetables which are low calcium and not green. I would not eat many grains and only a small to moderate amount of the lower calcium beans and less or no nuts and no almonds.

Although the skin is not supposed to manufacture more sunlight after a certain level of vitamin D occurs I might try a lot less of it for a month just for the purpose of trying to lower the level of vitamin D faster. If I felt I needed a health professional I would certainly see a different one and make sure he had a 5 star review before seeing one I would also make the professional a woman. Peace, sjb

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Re: too much vitamin d

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Its been 6 weeks since i stopped the vit d when i first had swelling in my legs and hands. The doc then told me to take adcal 2 morning 2 night and my symptoms went crazy then. I had chest pain which went down my arm, palpitations facial numbness extreme dry mouth eye twitching and compression of nerves throughout the whole side of the left of my body.

Later symptoms included feeling of falling while i was drifting off to sleep and my left hand spasoming by itself. Its only after searching on the net that i ahve been able to see that a lot of these symptoms r due to vit d overdose. I think that now im having late stage symptoms of the rash and bright lights on tv laptop and phone making me disorientated.

|I have seen an endocrinologist, heart specialist vascular specialist several a and e docs and now have an eye test tomorrow. I urge people to PLEASE keep a record of any symptoms they have while taking vit d and get your levels retested. My doctors are still telling me that they think the symptoms are all vague and will eventually calm down. I think this is because they know whats happened and know it will eventually settle. They are telling me they will retest vit d levels in 2 weeks. He also told me they will come down naturally over 6 weeks.

These people we trust to make us better, now im really beginning to wonder!

I have been keeping myself covered when going outdoors and have limited milk and dairy products. Am only generally eating sandwiches and toast to make sure i'm not eating anything to raise levels and it seems to be working. I dread to say in case i tempt fate, but I slowly feel like i'm going back to normal.

 
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Re: too much vitamin d

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Its been 6 weeks since i stopped the vit d when i first had swelling in my legs and hands. The doc then told me to take adcal 2 morning 2 night and my symptoms went crazy then. I had chest pain which went down my arm, palpitations facial numbness extreme dry mouth eye twitching and compression of nerves throughout the whole side of the left of my body.

Later symptoms included feeling of falling while i was drifting off to sleep and my left hand spasoming by itself. Its only after searching on the net that i ahve been able to see that a lot of these symptoms r due to vit d overdose. I think that now im having late stage symptoms of the rash and bright lights on tv laptop and phone making me disorientated.

|I have seen an endocrinologist, heart specialist vascular specialist several a and e docs and now have an eye test tomorrow. I urge people to PLEASE keep a record of any symptoms they have while taking vit d and get your levels retested. My doctors are still telling me that they think the symptoms are all vague and will eventually calm down. I think this is because they know whats happened and know it will eventually settle. They are telling me they will retest vit d levels in 2 weeks. He also told me they will come down naturally over 6 weeks.

These people we trust to make us better, now im really beginning to wonder!

I have been keeping myself covered when going outdoors and have limited milk and dairy products. Am only generally eating sandwiches and toast to make sure i'm not eating anything to raise levels and it seems to be working. I dread to say in case i tempt fate, but I slowly feel like i'm going back to normal.

 
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Greetings! You are welcome! I think I would report it the state registry it seems so dangerous to the welfare that perhaps it may save some lives to do so, but perhaps I am wrong and of course everyone makes their own decisions. Peace, sjb

 
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I have every intention of reporting it as soon as the bloods i am waiting for come back. They didnt test for vit d this time but did a calcium retest so that should also come bck high. Im so scared now to take any medication x thank you for your replies xx

 
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Re: too much vitamin d

Greetings! You are welcome! I would at least check for side effects on any medicine taken before taking it or buying it and be willing to live with the side effects forever if it injured an organ. I still would want a different 5 star general doctor who was willing to take every test I asked for after that happened instead of withholding information in that way by not doing a vitamin D retake. I wish the best. Peace, sjb

 
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