Bone Pain With Vit D2 50,000
I have found your website very informative and helpful. Here is my situation. My GYN had my Vit D level checked. Here are the results. Vit D, 25-OH, Total 14, Vit D, 25-OH, D3 14, Vit D,25-OH, D2 <4. I was prescribed generic Drisdol, 50,000 once weekly and started taking it 3/24/11.
At the same time I had my yearly physical with my primary Dr. I told him that I had been getting over a virus and was achy and tired and also was experiencing aching in my lower legs. He asked me about vericose veins which I don't have and thought I may have an electrolyte imbalance so he sent me for blood work.
I had the Vit D and his blood work tests done at the same time. My magnesium level came back 2.3 and my calcium was 9.5. He called to tell me that he felt the results we good and to see how I felt in a few weeks. I then heard from the GYN regarding the Vit D results. I talked with the NP who told me everyone is deficient in our area ( Buffalo, New York ) in Vit D with our lack of sunshine in the winter. She advised me how to take the prescription and said I would soon be feeling great!
I wanted my primary Dr. to know about this and spoke with him and asked if this could be why I had been feeling so tired and achy, but he dismissed that and said
he would send out a script to check my results after finishing the Vit D since my GYN hadn't ordered another test.
I now, after taking 3 pills, have major bone pain in my shins and in my neck, hands,ribs, and feet. I am also extremely fatigued. I called my primary and went to see him yesterday, 4/11. He was not available so I had to see a different Dr. I asked him about the bone pain and fatigue and he said it was not from the Vit D. He said that never happens. He is sending me for a chest X-ray to rule out lung cancer! He also said my fatigue could be from taking 2mg of Ativan at bedtime.
Why would this happen all of a sudden when I have been taking this to help me sleep for over 10 years. I am going to try to wean off of this as I really don't like to take meds. I did not find his visit of any help and he was not sympathetic to my needs. He ordered along with the X-ray, some blood work as well, checking B-12, glucose.
Now after reading all your information I see that bone pain does occur. Do you think I should keep taking these pills? You speak about D3. Would that be better? Should I try to go to an endocrinologist? I am 50,and in perimenopause as well. He discounted any hormonal issues as well. Any advice you have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.