Asked by paulrichjr19912300 on February 3, 2016
IAWParticipantIAW on February 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm
The following information may or may not apply to you.
Some people have a “hypersensitivity” to Vitamin D please see http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/further-topics/vitamin-d-hypersensitivity. The symptoms would be those of hypercalcemia. 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.
So you gave a lot of information above and having the steroid shot complicated the issue. Have you done a tanning bed before or was this the first time? I think the Vitamin D is giving you the issue but I am not a doctor so I cannot say for sure. If your magnesium levels are low, then taking it after you took the large amount of D2, might not have been able to help. I also do not know how much magnesium you took per day and what kind. I assume the ER checked your calcium levels and they were normal??
Harry also has some information you could look at http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2433.
After you get a chance to read all the above you can come back and comment or ask more questions.Answered by IAW on February 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm
paulrichjr19912300Participantpaulrichjr19912300 on February 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm
I had done the tanning bed just a few times before this date…about 6-8 times.
I also did it 3-4 times before this latest bout.
I am taking 2-3 magnesium pills each day. The brand is Mag-OX 400
My calcium levels were checked as well as magnesium levels a few days later and they were both fine. Of course I read now that magnesium levels are almost impossible to check.
My issue is that my main symptom is a big spike in blood pressure which doesn’t appear on the list of symptoms for hypercalcemia.Answered by paulrichjr19912300 on February 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm
IAWParticipantIAW on February 3, 2016 at 6:26 pm
Since I am not a doctor or scientist, I can only speculate.
First though, the magnesium you are taking is not very good. You need to switch to any magnesium other than “oxide”. That is probably the problem. I would take a good 400-600mg a day and try and spread it out during the day. The worst thing too much magnesium will do is give you loose bowels and if it does then you just lower your amount taken. (I have also read that being low in potassium can cause higher blood pressure but I would go for switching the magnesium first.)
If you decide to try the Vitamin D again, I would do this. Take the magnesium first for a week or two, then try a small amount of Vitamin D. If you have a reaction, then someone needs to look into the things that cause the “hypersensitivity”. If the small amount goes OK, then increase that a little more and see what happens. We do know that having low magnesium levels and then taking Vitamin D can cause symptoms. Some of those are • irritability or anxiety, Nausea, Headaches, Insomnia, Fatigue, Muscle cramps/twitching, Weakness and constipation. You can list a lot more symptoms than that and high blood pressure is one.
Hope this helps!Answered by IAW on February 3, 2016 at 6:26 pm