50,000 IU of Vitamin D

by Debra

Unprotected Sun Exposure can get you 50,000 IU of Vitamin D in just a few days

Unprotected Sun Exposure can get you 50,000 IU of Vitamin D in just a few days

I was recently diagnosed, by way of a vitamin d serum blood test from my endocrinologist, that I am deficient in Vitamin D.


She has recommended a prescription for 50,000 IU to take once a week.

That works out to a little more than 7,000 IU per day. I'm gravely concerned this is too much Vitamin D and will be toxic.

Currently, I'm taking 1,400 IU of Vitamin D daily. I'm considering a 2nd blood test to confirm her findings, as I am 52 years old, and this is the first time any of my blood work has come back with this specific deficiency.

Thank you, in advance, for your response.

Debra

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Oct 21, 2011
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Are you sure they ran this lab previously?
by: Elisabeth

I was just recently prescribed 50000IUs as well ... and to be honest, I know the dr. is probably right - I went in with a host of symptoms - including loss of height! (and I'm only 32 - I've "shrunk" 2 inches in 3 years). I;ve had symptoms for years, and the reality is - no one has ever ran the lab for my Vitamin D levels before this experience. So, that would be why my labs always came up normal before ... I wonder if the same is true for you as well, Debra? Personally, I had fatigue, muscle pain and extremity tingling, chest pains that were random (and edema in one breast that ended up in a painful, scarring and unnecessary surgery), dizziness, nausea, back pain, pain in my fingers and wrists, mood swings ... basically everything should have pointed them straight to a vit. D deficieny, yet looking at my medical records, this is the first doctor to look after three years of constant complaints and visits to the doctor with laundry lists of "I just don't feel RIGHT" ... I've been told I am crazy, given acne medicine, operated on ... etc. etc. One week in and I am already feeling better. The only way to know for sure is to try it. If doctor after doctor says the worst possible side effect is loss of appetite and weight loss, and you can stop taking it at any time ... what have you got to lose?

Jun 12, 2011
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Please read more..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

PLEASE read more on my website and other threads. I've actually discussed the correct dosage over 500 times on this site. I even have a step-by-step instruction page at the Vitamin D Therapy link. Please go there and follow the instructions..



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Jun 12, 2011
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Vitamine d2
by: dj

I also am low in vitamin d2 & was prescribed 50k to be taken once a week but didn't like an idiot. Now another doctor told me to only take 2 thousand unites of d3, now I am confused. You are supposed to be 50 to 65 in the norm I am 22. So now what should I do?

Mar 22, 2011
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Vitamin D
by: Anonymous

I have a vitamin D deficiency. It was diagnosed two years ago. My doctor took a conservative approach the first year. I took 2,000 IUs of D a week. After a year, my D levels had dropped again and she prescribed Vitamin D 50,000 IU. After three months, I could see a definite change in my body.

I felt a lot better and had less muscle ache. I slept better. The dry skin on my lower legs that had plagued me for years, disappeared. My fingernails that were cracking, stopped.

Good luck

Mar 13, 2011
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vit d
by: Anonymous

Hi I had half my thyroid removed last may. It was over six months before they put me on anything and have changed it twice and also put me on Vitamin D 50,000 IU. I was feeling very tired in the mornings but this has help. Just had my first blood test done.

I dont see her again unil June would you suggest I call for refill or is it normal to only to be on it for four week. thank you

Nov 30, 2010
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50,000 a day
by: Rick

My dr has me on 50,000 units a day for two weeks, and then retest two weeks after that. I don't know if that is a normal course of treatment or not. Four days into it, I am not sure if I can tell much if any difference in how I feel.

Apr 20, 2010
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Vitamin D and Lyme...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Selene,

If your vitamin d is low, it has probably been low for many many years, and because vitamin d deficiency can cause your immune system to be poor, it's MORE likely that being vitamin d deficient could have contributed to your Lyme- and not the other way around.

How did it get so low? I like to ask people what they have done to PREVENT it from being so low!! Unless you are sunbathing or taking supplements, there is really no reason for you to have a Normal Vitamin D Level- where would you be getting it? There are no good Vitamin D Foods and most people are indoors almost all of the time- even those who live in sunny areas.

Please read my page on the Causes of vitamin d deficiency to see why you are likely to be deficient.

And also be sure to read my page on Prescription Vitamin D to see why you should be ditching that prescription and getting Vitamin D3 Supplements instead.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Apr 20, 2010
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50k units of Vitamin D
by: Selene - wingdale

I went for a physical and my vitamin D results were a 7.
the doctor put me on 50k units for 13 weeks with a refill for another 13 weeks. why is my number soooo low!

six months ago I had lyme disease it was treated with doxycycline 100mg for 21 days. could this had cause the deficiency?

Selene

Aug 08, 2009
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50,000 IU's a week and becoming toxic
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Thanks for writing in, and if you think that you are toxic, by all means let your doctor know and get a level done. But until you get the results back and KNOW that you are toxic, please do not spread misinformation around the internet.

Vitamin D 50,000 IU per week is only 7000 IU's per day, and there has NEVER been a documented case of a normal sized adult taking less than 10,000 IU's per day becoming toxic. NEVER. One vitamin D researcher says that worrying about toxicity is like a man dying of thirst in the desert worrying about drowning, and YOU should be worried more about still being deficient than being toxic. Please also be sure to read my page on Vitamin D and Constipation to better understand why magnesium deficiency is your problem- not vitamin d toxicity...


I hope that you will please write back to us about your vitamin D level because if you truly are toxic from that low amount of vitamin D, I would like to get your contact information and send it to all of the vitamin D researchers because I am sure they would be interested in a person who is such a medical oddity that they are the ONLY documented case of toxicity on 7000 IU's per day for 3 months.

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By the way, you have only taken a total of 600,000 IU's of vitamin D. It is common practice in many places to simply give one dose of 600,000 IU's once yearly as a preventative to elderly persons in nursing homes.


One 600,000 IU injection has also been an effective treatment for children with rickets. Many studies have given over 1 million IU's in 3 months with NO toxicity.


So, please let us know what your level is- and take some fiber and drink some extra water for your constipation.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Aug 08, 2009
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50,000 Units Can Be Toxic
by: Anonymous

My heart Dr. prescribed 50,000 units of vitamin D, weekly, and I have been taking it for over three months.

In that time I have lost 20lbs. and have severe constipation.


After researching Vitamin D on the web, I am certain that I have Vitamin D toxicity. I will stop taking the vitamin immediately and contact my heart doctor with my complaint.

I wonder why my doctor wasn't more forthright about the possibility of 50,000 units a week causing toxicity. I am disapointed that she did not ask that I have my blood levels checked more than every 6 months. Taking a lot of Vitamin D? Beware!!!


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Jul 07, 2009
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50,000 IU's of Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Could you give more details about your condition and what your doctor told you.




If your doctor has given you 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D to take I am thinking that you were diagnosed with Vitamin D Deficiency.


However, if this is true, then your doctor is prescribing a dose WAY too low. If you are taking Vitamin D 50,000 IU's a month, this is only 1667 IU's per day. This dose is the average dose that researchers are recommending that children about 5 years old should be taking.



A maintenance dose for adults, according to most researchers, is about 3800 to 5000 IU's per day.


If you are Vitamin D Deficient and have no other medical conditions, then you should speak to your doctor regarding INCREASING your dosage, as this will not be likely to correct your Vitamin D Deficiency.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
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Jul 07, 2009
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50,000 of vitamin D
by: Anonymous

I just want to know why I need 50,000 once a month for three months.

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Apr 03, 2009
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50,000 IU's of Vitamin D per week
by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

Hi Debra,

Thanks for writing and asking your question. Your concern is very common because any of us who have had any training in nutrition have been taught for decades not to take 'too much' of the fat soluble vitamins because they can be toxic.





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This is absolutely true, the fat soluble vitamins CAN be toxic in large amounts.

However, we have learned that it takes a much larger dose to Overdose on Vitamin D than previously thought.

The 'Tolerable Upper Limit' of a vitamin, is a dose at which nearly all adults can safely take without any toxicity problems.

There are MANY researchers who are recommending that the 'Tolerable Upper Limit' of Vitamin D be increased from the current 2,000 IU's per day to 10,000 IU's per day.

These researchers, some of whom have been researching this Vitamin/Hormone for over 20 years, have been unable to find a SINGLE PERSON who has had an Overdose on Vitamin D from 10,000 IU's per day or less!!

It's likely that the reason that you have never tested deficient for Vitamin D before is that you have never been TESTED for Vitamin D deficiency before.


While it is not a new test, doctors are only now realizing the importance of Vitamin D level testing.

I feel that it would be unnecessary for you to get a test to "confirm the results" of the previous test. But it would be a very good idea to have your doctor recheck your level in about 3 months.

Rather than being Vitamin D toxic, it would be more likely that you might actually STILL be Vitamin D deficient!!


Kerri Knox, RN
Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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