Asked by Carrie on April 29, 2016
IAW on April 29, 2016 at 9:23 am
Don’t panic yet! I think you are “magnesium deficient”. Vitamin D needs a lot of magnesium to process. The symptoms follow below.
•Irritability or anxiety, Nausea, Headaches, Insomnia, Fatigue, Muscle cramps/twitching, Weakness and constipation
Sometimes taking Vitamin D can cause the following.
The symptoms of hypercalcemia include: feeling sick or being sick, poor appetite or loss of appetite, feeling very thirsty, passing urine often, constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle weakness or pain, feeling confused, feeling tired and bone pain.
Hypercalcemiis is a whole other story.
So I would go get yourself some magnesium supplements and until you do, do not take anymore vitamin d. (Do NOT get magnesium oxide.) You might want to take the magnesium for several days before trying the Vitamin D again or if you can just get some sunshine everyday for now, then do that. (But if it’s raining a lot, that will not help.) Our Vitamin D recommendations can be found here at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/.
So our standard recommendation (if you do not have any health issues), is 5000iu a day. This covers an average weight person of 150lbs. So when we calculate children we do 1000iu for every 25lbs of body weight. So for you 4000iu might do it. We recommend a minimum blood level of 50ng/ml to be healthy.
Did anyone test your Vitamin D levels?
If you have anymore questions, just ask!Answered by IAW on April 29, 2016 at 9:23 am
Carrie on April 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Thank you so much for responding! My vitamin d level was 25. I am getting blood work today to test my magnesium and calcium levels, just to be on the safe side, but I plan to get some magnesium asap! I really hope that is all it is!! I will keep updated just in case this happens to anyone else. Thank you and I will try going back out in the sun once I have taken the magnesium.Answered by Carrie on April 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm
IAW on April 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Carrie I wish I could anticipate everything ahead of time. Please be aware that a standard magnesium test will not tell you if you are deficient. If you have an RBC magnesium test it is better but you really want to be at the upper range of the level.
Calcium is also a very highly regulated system. In short the body needs x amount of calcium in your blood stream and if you do not have enough, it will pull it from your bones to keep that level. So by the time it goes below the range, you are in serious trouble and by the time it goes far over the upper end you have other things wrong with you like hypercalcemia and then they have to determine why.Answered by IAW on April 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Carrie on April 30, 2016 at 6:00 am
Okay, thanks. I will keep that in mind. My calcium levels were within range, but on the higher side before I tried those supplements. Do you think that’s something I need to be concerned about? I hope magnesium will solve this.Answered by Carrie on April 30, 2016 at 6:00 am
IAW on April 30, 2016 at 7:04 am
Try not to worry! Even calcium levels high IN the range are fine. Your symptoms sound more like magnesium related to me BUT that is why I gave you both sets of symptoms in case you did not give me all of your symptoms. If it eases your mind I have already had quite a few people that this happens too, so you are not the first.
Unfortunately we will not know until you try the D again after using magnesium.
Another side note on the magnesium. If you start having loose bowels, then you are taking too much and just need to cut back on the amount you are taking.Answered by IAW on April 30, 2016 at 7:04 am