Proper Vitamin D Dosage After Taking Prescription
(Goose Creek, SC USA)
I am so excited about finding this website - thank you so much! I am placing an order today for Vitamin D3 - here is my situation. My Vitamin D level is 6 - Dr. prescribed 50,000 units of Vitamin D 3x week for looks like about 6-7 weeks, then start 5,000 units a day thereafter.
I have been taking this prescription for about 3 weeks now - first noticed aches and pains the morning after taking my first dose - your site consoled me that I should keep taking the VD and I did (although at the time I didn't know that it is the wrong VD). About 5 days ago, in the mornings I noticed that my legs were becoming very weak and I had a feeling of nervousness throughout my body. This continues through today (becoming more often and more intense)with added symptoms of heart palpitations. I was astounded when I read your comments on Magnesium deficiency - many of the symptoms described me to a T. Tonight I took about 300 mg of magnesium; I am anxious to see if this will resolve my sudden onset of leg weakness, nervousness and heart palpitations.
Question: Should I take 5,000 UI of VD3 and 300 mg of Magnesium at this time or since my Vitamin D level was so low, should I take more than 5,000 units of VD3 and for how long? Thank you so very much for such an informative website. What a blessing this has been for me. Hopefully, taking this magnesium will take care of the leg weakness and heart palpitations.