Afraid to Take Prescribed 50,000iu D
I was prescribed a Vitamin D treatment for 12 weeks by my primary care doctor three weeks ago. I am afraid to take the weekly dose of 50,000 iu and went to the health store and bought 5,000iu D3 gel caps.
I have been taking the 5,000iu daily, plus 1 calcium supplement tablet daily containing (500 iu-D3, 40 mcg Vitamin K, 750 Calcium.)I have been on this dose for three-weeks now.
I am under the impression that prescribed D-50,000iu manufactured by BARR is D2. Is this correct? I have come to this conclusion through my own research; however, I can't get a straight answer from the pharmacist.
The calcium supplement bottle states that 2-caplets can be taken daily containing (1000 iu vitamin D3, 80 mcg Vitamin K, 1500 mg Calcium.)
Would it be safe to take the 5,000 iu D3 gel cap daily and 2-calcium supplement tablets-totaling 6,000 iu D3 daily?
My D3 level tested at 14 in 2009. In 2008, I was at 26 and I still experienced symptoms. I didn't take the 50,000 iu prescribed then, because the pharmacist told me it would be toxic to the baby, as I was breast feeding. The doctors didn't seem to know anything about it when I asked, and I am terrified of this dose even though I am no longer breast feeding.
I suffer a great deal from muscle/joint/body pain and fatigue....I seem to be worse on cloudy/hazy days.
I do feel a bit better with with the daily 5,500 iu D3 I am currently taking and loading up with lots of sunshine, but I suffer when there are a few cloudy days.
I don't need medical advice, just a correct (maximum) daily Vitamin D3 dosage level.
I know what I am feeling is not psychological. I am happy, well adjusted, and have a wonderful, caring husband who goes out of his way to help me on bad days.
Also, are there any other supplements that I should implement to speed up my D absorption process? (If that is possible?)
Vitamin D-deficient in CA!