Bone Pain after Starting Vitamin D
Bone Pain Can be Due to Vitamin D Deficiency and taking vitamin d
My 73 year old mother was prescribed 50,000 IU vitamin d - she took her first pill Sunday and by Tuesday she was unable to walk without assistance. I took her to the hospital and did x-rays, which revealed no bone fractures or breaks. They sent her home with a prescription for pain meds and a walker. I had told the triage nurse about the vitamin d as well as the attending physician. Neither mentioned anything about bone pain as being a side effect. Later that night I looked on the internet and found a lot of information regarding bone and muscle pain being a possible side effect.
My brother took Mom to her doctor on Wednesday and the doctor thought she might have a hip fracture and sent her back to the hospital for more tests. After doing blood work and a ct scan, the doctor informed us that she did not have any breaks or fractures and her blood work looked "good". I mentioned to him about the vitamin d being the cause for the pain. He said it was highly unlikely. It might be highly unlikely, but since they could not diagnose her with anything else, this looked like the cause.
My concern is it has been three days and she is not improving. How long does it take for the vitamin d to leave the system and the "bone pain" to go away. I am worried sick about her.