How many IU's of Vitamin D for a smaller person?
I am writing to you in complete despair as no one else will help me. I've been to 2 doctors and the ER 3 times this week. I am 32 yrs old. I have a list of symptoms but the main ones are EXTREME shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, internal shakiness and my eyes close up at night. My BP is high and my heart rate was 115 in the hospital. My vitamin D level is 6 which I'm sure is causing alot, if not, all of the symptoms. One doctor prescribed me 800 IUs of Vitamin D, which is a joke and the other prescribed me 50,000 a week. The problem is that I am scared to take that large of a dose because of possible sensitivity and because I am only 4'8 so I'm like the size of a child. I have been taking 5000 IUs a day and was wondering if that is OK for my size. I have not had my parathyroid checked but my doctor won't order that test if I ask and I'm scared to wait to find another doctor that might do it. Also, is it possible for me to have a magnesium deficiency? The serum test is not accurate as you know but it came back "normal". I'm sorry for all the questions but I am really scared as I feel like I'm dying here and I have 2 kids to take care of.