How long does it take for vitamin levels to go up after taking 50 000

by Karen
(New Jersey)

I am normally a really active person. I eat correctly - I am a vegetarian though. However, I ran into problems with Vitamin D. I was always tried, light-headedness, aches in my legs. It was AWFUL. I am recently done taking my 50,000 IU'S a week for 2 months, although I feel a little better. I can't do Yoga or run without feeling like something is still wrong. Is it possible that I have forever hurt my body by not getting enough Vitamin D? I also want to know the cause of why I didn't get enough Vitamin D in the first place...


I always exercise and was out in the sun. The only thing I can come up with is being a vegetarian. Aside from that, I also notice that I still bruise very easily and although the tingling feeling and severe fatigue from waking up in the morning is gone. I still don't feel 100% better.

I know this is long but I also have another question, is it possible that my body is reacting this way from absorbing a lot of Vitamin D at once? I want to know how a body responds with Vitamin D treatment..

I find it extremely stressful to have to call millions of doctors when all I want are answers. Nobody seems to understand how painful it is to not be able to exercise and how painful it is to be vitamin d deficient! I just want to know whats going on with my body!! IT's so annoying I want to get back to practicing yoga and being able to go for a run!

Thank you

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Jun 14, 2011
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Okay
by: Anonymous

oooo okay thanks. Sorry for posting a million times, I didn't think my comments were getting through. Okay! I will try that! Thank you SO MUCH.


I would love to get back to yoga and being active!

Jun 14, 2011
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As I mentioned before...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Karen,

As I've mentioned several times in this thread, it's EXTREMELY unlikely that the ONLY problem that you have is low vitamin d.

You yourself said that you thought that you had an absorption problem. Can the body 'selectively' not absorb 'just' vitamin d and nothing else? If you aren't absorbing, then you aren't absorbing and you are going to be deficient in many different vitamins and minerals. So expecting to feel 100% because you added in ONE single vitamin to:

1) A body that may not be absorbing properly
2) A diet that is likely not optimal for you


is unrealistic.


So, instead of going over again what I believe from my experiences with clients, I'm going to recommend that you get The Organix Profile in home urine test. It tests for a WHOLE bunch of different nutrients, amino acids, levels of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract and your ability to detoxify substances.

This will tell you EXACTLY what nutrients you are deficient in and you can determine whether you are 'eating correctly' from that rather than relying on what I believe or what you believe.


That's my recommendation to you...



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Jun 14, 2011
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continuing
by: karen

What is a good quality vitamin? Also, my level is up to 40 now. I still don't feel all the way better though. i have improved, however not 100%.

Jun 13, 2011
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I got my blood test back
by: Karen

So after taking the 50,000 IUS of vitamin D, my levels were considered normal at 43. I was just wondering if that is correct. I still don't feel 100% better though, but the nurses said it was fine. I am still experiencing muscle aches from going up the stairs, I am not sure what else it could be. I have read about magnesium deficiency, however I am not sure if that is the case! I just don't know where to go from here...I feel as though the doctors don't want to listen to me complain anymore!!!

Thanks again, you always respond very quickly with thorough information!!

Jun 06, 2011
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Of course things can develop as you get older
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Karen,

Of course things can develop as you get older. You don't see infants with multiple sclerosis and most cases of diabetes in western countries are 'Type 2' diabetes that develops as an adult. As well, almost all autoimmune diseases develop later in life as well. So, of course you can 'develop' problems as you get older.

Next, yes you COULD have an absorption problem and that's why I've mentioned Gluten Sensitivity 3 times (so far) in this thread. If you have absorption problems then one of the causes of it is gluten sensitivity. HOWEVER, even though you may have absorption problems that is NOT why YOU, specifically, are vitamin d deficient.

In order to not absorb vitamin d, you have to GET vitamin d in your diet, but you and most of the rest of the people in the western world, simply don't get enough vitamin d.

So, while many of your symptoms and problems may be due to gluten sensitivity (and I suspect Vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin k deficiency, magnesium deficiency and protein deficiency) and some of the many problems it causes including malabsorption, you simply don't get enough vitamin d (or B12 or probably protein) and THAT'S why you are vitamin d (and Vitamin B12 and protein) deficient.

So, when you say that you 'eat correctly', that's EXTREMELY unlikely since you are experiencing so many health problems. If you WERE eating 'correctly', you wouldn't have so many problems. You might be eating 'correctly' for someone else, but maybe your body doesn't thrive on what you are eating and therefore you are NOT eating correctly.

PLUS, you don't say what your vitamin d level was and what it is now. Just because you took some vitamin D that your doctor told you to for two months, doesn't mean that you even came near to correcting your deficiency.

For example, if your vitamin d level was 7 ng/ml and you took 50,000 IU's a week for 2 months, it's likely that your level will be around 18 ng/ml- that's still very deficient and I would not expect you to feel better. A person with a vitamin d level of 18 ng/ml will probably still feel lousy. So unless you actually corrected your deficiency (and didn't deplete your vitamin k, magnesium and vitamin A levels in the process by taking 'just' your high dose of vitamin d without taking a GOOD quality multivitamin at the same time), you SHOULD still feel lousy...




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May 28, 2011
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oh wait
by: Anonymous

I wasn't saying I am perfect, lol.In terms of soy I don't eat that much besides Tofu and Soy milk but I don't eat them all the time.

I am just wondering maybe there is an absorption problem. And I also just wonder if things can develop as you get older...

May 27, 2011
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You can object all you want to...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Karen,

You can object all you want to. I'm not 'accusing' you of anything, I said to take a good hard honest look at what you are eating. If you 'think' that you already eat 'perfect' as it sounds like you do, then there is no room for improvement and there is nothing you can learn about your diet to make it better. If that is where you want to be, then that is fine and you have nothing to learn. Great. It's your health, but just a VERY superficial look, it sounds like you may be eating a lot of soy. Soy is TERRIBLE for you and may be causing a lot of your problems. In addition, most soy, corn and many grains are GMO, which could be causing a lot of problems. Gluten could be a huge problem for you too.

As far as vitamin d is concerned and why your family isn't reacting, why can some people smoke for their entire life and not get cancer? Why can some people eat nothing but junk food and feel great and never get fat or have health problems. I don't know, but I do know that the vast majority of people, up to 85% of the population, have vitamin d deficiency. Some people are going to have symptoms from this, some aren't. But most people eventually will have problems, like you are. And most people just simply don't recognize these problems and consider them 'normal aging' or think that Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, etc. is 'normal. People will even have had open heart surgery at one time in their life and tell me that they are perfectly healthy.

But it sounds like you are doing everything 'perfect' already, so I don't think that there is anything more that I can do for you if you don't believe me about the vitamin d and have no room for improvement in your diet. Good luck with your health...



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May 27, 2011
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I object!
by: Anonymous

I am very health conscious. I eat A LOT of vegetables - it used to be a concern that I only would eat vegetables. I know what I eat - high fruit and vegetable diet - for sure. I don't drink soda or sugary drinks because I was never into them. I just drink water and coffee. I do eat a lot of protein, nuts, tofu..veggie burgers, beans.

But if NJ is always deficient then why hasn't my family been reacting as well? My mother never goes outside when I see her.

I also take vitamins and supplement B-12

May 26, 2011
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You've not always got sun..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Karen,

So, first of all the answer of 'how long it takes', I've answered MANY MANY times before so I'll refer you to the page on the When Will Vitamin D Make Me Feel Better page.

Next, I'm not sure why you would think that you WOULDN'T be vitamin d deficient if you are living in New Jersey. You don't get Vitamin d from the sun for 6 months out of the year, and only weak sun for about 3. So, unless you are nude sunbathing and get tanned and bronzed for the 3 months out of the year, then please tell me why you would NOT be deficient if you don't take supplements. Being a vegetarian has nothing to do with it since fatty fish, lard and certain organ meats are the only rich sources of vitamin d, and few to no omnivores in western culture eat those anyway- most omnivores are severely deficient as well.

Next, it sounds as though you have MULTIPLE deficiencies. Just because you are a vegetarian doesn't mean that you eat right. Unless you are on a 100% WHOLE food diet with plenty of healthy fats and zero food from packages and zero sugar, then you are probably super deficient in necessary vitamins. I know TONS of vegetarians who drink sodas and eat white flour pastas and white rice as their main source of calories then wonder why they are sick- well they aren't getting any nutrients, that's why!

So, being a vegetarian, you are almost surely deficient in Vitamin B12 if you are not supplementing. Then your bruising is a sure sign of vitamin K deficiency, which comes from green vegetables but which MUST have lots of fat in order to be 'activated', which is the same requirement for magnesium to be absorbed as well.

That's just a START of things that could be wrong, but I have PLENTY more ideas about why you could be so sick and it's a good time to take a good hard look at your diet and, being completely honest with yourself, see if you are really eating as well as you could be- I suspect that you could make some MAJOR improvements....



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