I am 48 y/o and have severe D deficiency and was prescribed 50,000 units a few years ago. Within a week my leg bones started to ache badly so I stopped taking it. Fast forward to now...different Doctor tested my D and it was single digits, told me to start with 2000 iu a day. Within a short period of time my leg bones and hips started to ache again and it got steadily worse until it was debilitating. I'm not sure what to do, doctor doesn't know why its happening and I cant function everyday with that level of pain...anybody ever experienced this? I'm confused as to what to do since I know it is critical that I have the D. On a side note...I have heard that it takes time for your bones to "re-mineralize" but I have been on the D3 for 5 months and its not getting better, its gotten worse.
You must take the following with vitamin D3 supplementation:
vitamin K2 (mix of types) 400-1200 mcg
zinc 25 mg
magnesium (any type) 400 mg
These ensure that the vitamin D is utilized properly
It is strange that 2000IU is causing any bone pain. As already stated you would be better on a dose of 5000IU daily. You don't need to take 50,000IU. Your level will build up on 5000IU. Most people do not achieve correct serum levels (40-50ng/ml) on 2000IU if they are deficient.
MyCat55....I started on 50,000 and my bones hurt, it gets to the point it is incapacitating. I cant function like that for 12wks, the pain is that severe. I'm about to give up on taking it. I am so frustrated!
d3b5b9b12....My Calcium level is fine but my D level was at 8. I was given 50,000 a few years back and I was in severe pain so I quit taking it. I currently was prescribed 2,000 and eventually she upped it to 5,000 the pain became so severe it was impossible to function. I went back down to 2,000 thinking it would help decrease the pain but it didn't. I have been going thru this since February and when I stop taking it the pain goes away. Cant function with pain like this.