Vitamin D and Skipped Heart Beats and Chest Pain
by Shirley Elton
(Forest City, N,C.)
Since taking 10,000 IU's (once a week) for 8 weeks I began to feel weak, had difficulty breathing at times and just spent two days in the hospital for an attack, where I was having difficult breathing and had pressure in my chest and face.
S0, I had a very expensive (God help the insurance companies), heart work up and my heart presented perfect even though I did keep having these spells or episodes.
I have researched the mega doses of Vitamin D, therefore I feel (I am not a doctor) that the Vitamin D started all this. I will research further and go back to my Primary Care doctor hoping to improve considerably as we work to find out my dilemma.
There is no dilemma. You are simply a victim of your doctors ignorance about magnesium and vitamin d. Your problem WAS caused by vitamin d. Vitamin D REQUIRES
and USES UP magnesium in order to be converted into its active form in the bloodstream- so you became magnesium deficient from taking the vitamin d.
Chest pain, skipped heart beats, etc. are all Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
and your case is common when starting vitamin d.
However, I'm sure that they CHECKED
your magnesium level in
the hospital (a 'standard' thing to do when having chest pain), but unfortunately, your doctor trusted that blood level when he shouldn't have- that's his second mistake.
Please read my page on Magnesium Levels
to see why that test is almost completely worthless- yet your doctor relied upon it to say that you don't have magnesium deficient. It's almost certain that he's wrong.
Your doctor's THIRD
thing that shows that he knows NOTHING about nutrients is that he is giving you 10,000 IU's per week!! That is a RIDICULOUS
dosage for an adult- and if you have vitamin d deficiency, you should please read my page on Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment
to see why that is a MAINTENANCE dose for a small child.
An adult should be taking 5 times that to be treating vitamin d deficiency!!
Oh Shirley, I'm so sorry that you had to experience what you did. It was COMPLETELY avoidable if only your doctor would have recommended that you take magnesium with your vitamin d. Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner Immune System
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