What to Expect with High Doses of Vitamin D to Correct Deficiency?
August 22, 2012 8:28 AM Subscribe
I was just diagnosed with moderate Vitamin D deficiency. Can you tell me about your experience on the 50,000 IU once a week treatment and Vitamin D deficiency in general?
posted by charmcityblues to Health & Fitness (32 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
My doctor suggested a Vitamin D test because I am about to move to a very rainy, fairly northern place. It came back at 23.0 (with normal per this lab being 32.0 to 100.0). So, below the normal range, but not crazy bad and apparently pretty common for an olive-skinned North American.
Anyway, I got a form letter from the doctor recommending a regimen of 50,000 IUs of D3 once a week for 12 weeks, and pitching an affiliated vitamin-selling website, too-- which was a little icky and made me a little suspicious of the necessity. I went out and bought my own at the drugstore, and will be starting soon, but I wanted to hear from people who have done this. Are there side effects? Did you notice a difference in any way? What did you do after the 12 weeks?
I wouldn't say I have any specific symptoms, though I do feel more "run down" than I'd like to (which could be attributed to any number of causes).
The scientist in me is super disappointed that I will be embarking on a number of big lifestyle and likely diet changes at the same time, making it hard to parse any tentative correlations.