Vitamin D Makes Me Get Kidney Stones

by Leyna

My vitamin D levels are extremely low....(11 at last check), yet whenever I take Vitamin D, I end up in the ER with kidney stones! This has happened twice now-both times I had just started on Vitamin D treatments. I know it is the D, because when I start taking it again, my kidneys start hurting, and I get severely constipated as well.

I have multiple food and chemical allergies, parathyroid disease, hypertension, Gluten intolerance, Type 1 diabetes, Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia, Gallbladder disease, and constant liver pain. No money to spend on doctors either......any recommendations on what I should do? I feel horrible.

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it's not the vitamin d, it's the magnesium deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

So, it's not the vitamin d that is leading you to have more kidney stones, it's a lack of magnesium. Please see my pages on:

Magnesium and Vitamin D


Preventing Kidney Stones

to see why kidney stones are easily preventable with a few lifestyle changes, and why the vitamin d is bringing out your magnesium deficiency.

Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

It's not the D
by: Anonymous

Vitamin d will NOT give you kidney stones. High blood calcium can be responsible for them. Blood calcium is regulated by your parathyroid glands. If one or more of them has a tomorrow on it, your PTH will be high. That's the hormone produces by the glands. Go to www, for the best info.

Went to the ER one day after 50,000 IU of vitamin D.
by: Deborah

I took 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D twice this week for the 1st time in my life. Yesterday was that 2nd dose of that large qty. Today I ended up in the ER with terrible pain caused by a kidney stone; at least that is what they found with a CT scan.

I was never diagnosed with a kidney stone before; so why now right after a large dose of Vitamin D?

I really can't help but suspect the 50,000 IU played a part in my trip to the ER today. I don't think it created the stone, but I question did it inflame the kidneys somehow or effect its pain messaging system.

I think I will take smaller quantities of vitamin D in the future once I pass this stone.

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