Vitamin D causing Irregular Menses
by Priya Nath Mehta
(Mussoorie, Himalayas, India)
A relative of mine who is 29 years old and unmarried, and who seldom steps out in the sun and must most certainly be Vitamin D deficient -- was given 60,000 IU of Vit D per week by me.
After the first week she complained of irregular menses. When she stopped the Vit D the menses became regular. She took them again a second time -- and the irregular menses began again!
She is now afraid to take Vit D and has given it up altogether. She had a mild polycystic Ovary Syndrome and I had read that Vit D was good for that.
Aldo, she weighs 45 kilos at 5 ft 3 inches. And her food has only about 300 or so Calcium. So could her body reaction to Vit D be because of the low calcium intake?
Is it a fact that if the Calcium intake is very low the Vit D "attacks" the body? Some believe that if the calcium intake is very low and we take Vit D on top of that, then the Vit D will pull the calcium out of the bones!!
I am sure you will be able to clear up this riddle, of why Vit D caused irregular menses/ I recall reading another patient saying the same thing.
Thanking you ,
Priya Nath Mehta