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Old 08-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Vitamin D and bone pain

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.

 
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: Vitamin D and bone pain

high dose gives too much side effects but works good only when you take it continously 3 month if you are very low 2000iu will not work take 50 k

 
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Re: Vitamin D and bone pain

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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 won't get better on 2000IU of Vitamin D as that's a maintenance dose for people who were severely Vitamin D deficient.

You need to take the 50,000IU for 12 weeks and be prepared to be in pain for the majority of that time while your bones heal.

After those 12 weeks your blood level should be high enough for you to go on to a lower dose of anything from 3-4,000IU for 3 months before you go on a maintenance dose for the rest of your life.

 
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hiii i feel weakness very bad stomach gas after taking 50k is it normal

 
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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.

 
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Also you did not state your calcium levels. These would have been tested. You might be D-deficient but what is the reason why you were prescribed the vitamin D?

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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by the way...When I was tested last time after being on the 2,000 units for 4 months my D was up to 28

 
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Go and see your doctor before giving up.

 
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