What could be eating my vitamin D?


So I've been scrolling through your site and trying to read it but honestly I can't really comprehend anything--But I have an excuse!! :)

I had some test results come back with low vitamin d and was put on 50,000 once a week for 7 weeks. My levels went from 16 up to 19 (should be at min of 30). I'm back on 50,000 for 5 weeks and then 1,000 a day like normal. I really just want to know what you think could be eating up all my vitamin D? I'll be seeing an endocrinologist next week.

To further complicate things I have severe facial pain on the right side of my face since late April 2011. Constant burning, throbbing, aching pain that never ends but can at times increase to a level off the typical pain chart of 0-10 and put me at a 25 (normally just screaming bloody murder into a pillow and praying the pain ends) I was diagnosed by one neurologist with Trigeminal Neuralgia but my new neurologist disagrees but has no clue what is wrong with me. Because of this I am on 100mg gabapentin-- which is why I can't comprehend anything?I have literally NO drug tolerance, hence the low dose, took 3 months for me to be able to function at this dosage... told you I had an excuse! I have had 2 MRI's and will attach the neurologist findings below just for the heck of it. I also see my Neurologist next week and will most likely be sched a higher resolution MRI.

ALSO, since 1999 I can remember getting ?zaps? lil electric pulses all throughout my body. They are hard to explain and when I was younger I thought everyone got them. They feel like I?m being shocked from the inside out. The range in pain levels from annoying to tear jerking (had one in my leg that caused me to drop to the floor). Doctors say since I?ve had them for so long, they
are probably nothing.

Other information that may help:
I'm a 25 yr old, white female, 5'7, obese. I had a c-section 2 years ago that landed me back in the hospital with a severe internal infection. Three months following that I had my gall bladder removed. All of my other blood work came back normal. I live north of the lovely rainy city of seattle.

I?m scared and just hoping there is an easy answer to all of my problems.

You're amazing if you took the time to read all of this...
Thank you for any information you can provide.


Jessyka04@yahoo.com <-- don't publish plz :)


Procedure: MR IAC with and without and MRA without

Comparisons: MRI of the brain 5/17/11

Date: July 15th 2011 5:27pm

Techinque: Muliplanar, multisequence MR evaluation was preformed of the brain and within section evaluation of the IAC?s. Three-Dimensional time of flight MR angiography of the circle of Willis.


There are new subtle foci of high FLAIR signal intensity in the periatrial white matter, there are 2 new small foci of high flow signal intensity in the bilateral thalami. Questionable focus of high FLAIR signal intensity in the periaqueductal gray. There is a tiny focus of T2 prolongation adjacent to the left aspect of the corpus callosum (image 15 series 9). None of these enhance with contrast material. There findings are subtle.

The differential diagnosis would include demyelinating disease, vasculitis, migrainous disorder or recent exposure to nuerotoxic substances. Further evaluation utilizing high resolution MS protocol imaging would be of value.

There is no evidence for hydrocephalus, territorial infarct or parenchymal hemorrhage.

Cranial nerves VII and VIII complexes are normal in appearance no evidence for enhancement to indicate the presence of an acoustic nueroma. There is no evidence for labyrinthine enhancement. No evidence of dehiscence of the superior semicircle canals.

MRA of Willis:

There is a fetal origin of the right posterior vertebral artery. There right vertebral artery is dominant. No evidence of aneurysmal dilatation or stenosis.

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You just need more.
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Nothing is 'eating' your vitamin d. If you are obese, you are taking a maintenance dose. An obese person might need a maintenance dose of up to 10,000 IU's per day. That is completely normal.

Please read my page on Vitamin D Absorption and that discusses this issue.

I could go into detail about your neurologic issues and hair loss, etc. but if you are not able to read on the computer for any length of time, then there is no point in me taking my time to discuss the nutritional reasons why you might be experiencing these problems when they are already discussed at length throughout my site...

Kerri Knox RN

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Thank you!
by: Jessica

Thank you for the response. I'm thinking more is a good idea and maybe the 1,000 a day isn't cutting it. I will discuss with my doctors :)

I will also be having my mother who has been attending all of my appointments take a look at your site and see if she understand the information for me. Any specific articles I should send her to?

Thank you again.

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