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A 32-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with hypertension last year. started out mild, now with med 180/118. vit d level 9, but vit d3 causes headaches, and bp to skyrocket. why?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Uncommon: Your symptoms are not a common reaction to vitamin d3. It is possible that the fillers in the supplement, or that there is an interaction with your BP medication. Most important is to get your blood pressure down, it is still higher than recommended. You might try once weekly vit d instead of daily. Check with your primary care provider.
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
Cardiology 38 years experience
Rx needed: Take vit d and tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache. Need to have more tests to find the cause of high bp.. Too dangerous level, not to treat.. Please seek medical help right away.

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