Magnesium levels high after taking Vitamin D supplement...
I am a 25 year old mother of 2, overweight but otherwise healthy. A month ago, I finally went to my doctor after suffering from anxiety, foggy head, migraines, blurry vision, etc for over a year. I demanded more tests, convinced that there was an underlying problem. Tests came back that I had a low vitamin D level.
And an ultrasound of my neck showed a small thyroid nodule which I have not yet been seen by a surgeon for. She recommended I take 1000 IU per day for a month then go back for more blood work. I did so. At first, the Vitamin D seemed to be working, no real side effects other than an upset stomach for the first week or so, which subsided.
About 3 weeks into the treatment I got severely sick. Fevered for 4 days and vomiting a few times, which was determined as the flu. Well, a week after this sickness, I had lost 5 pounds, my vision is slightly disturbed, I have a hard time focusing and have been having strange fluttery feeling in my throat which I have concluded are heart palpitations.
Also, I am extremely fatigued and my appetite has decreased. Now, a new blood test determined my magnesium levels are ELEVATED. The doctor seems to think it's nothing to worry about and simply suggested I continue the Vitamin D and go back for blood work in 2 weeks, with no other tests....
I'm simply worried. My anxiety is getting the better of me on this one and I can't help but think I have something severely wrong with me that won't wait 2 weeks. I feel I should mention that I am in the middle of a stressful portion of my life, so everyone around me chalks these symptoms up to anxiety. But, the blood work speaks otherwise.