Vitamin D Toxicity
I am 78 years old. Just received my recent general blood test results which shows that my Vitamin D 25 (OH) level is 100 ng/ml with a note that it is on the border of toxicity and my CA-calcium (B) is 9.5mg/dl which is within the normal range.
I was taking up to now daily ABC plus senior multi vitamin which includes amongst others also 400IU of Vitamin D and 200 mgs of calcium.
For the last two months I suffer from a severe rash with terrible itching with hives all over my body , mainly the inner thighs, behind the knees , my arms and back.
My skin in general is always very dry and I use daily moisturizing creams which do not help much, and also tried taking Telfast 189 mg and Loratidine 10mg tablets which haven't helped much. I started yesterday taking 3 x 5mgs daily of Prednisone which seems to be relieving the itching and red inflammation. I would be interested to know if the high level of Vitamin D is causing the itching.
I am taking daily Coumadin,and my INR is 1.8
I started a month ago to take Avodat for my enlarged prostate problem which I stopped about 4 days before taking the blood test as I thought it might be causing my skin itching. Also I took two months ago a Swine Flu vaccination . (I am not allergic to eggs.)
My doctor told me today to stop taking the multi-vitamin, but I don't believe this is the reason for my high Vitamin D level . Also I rarely go out in the sun.
What do you suggest to lower the Vitamin D?
Also what are the dangers of Vitamin D toxicity.
Do you think that taking Avodat for the prostate problem is causing this Vitamin D toxicity?
What do you suggest can be done about it?
Your comments would be highly appreciated.