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I have been taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d and just noticed that I have a rash that looks like a blister and itches can this be do to too much d?

I have been taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d and just noticed that I have a rash that looks like a blister and itches can this be do to too much d?

Way too much: There is no reputable science that supports such a high dosage of vitamin d and in fact you may be at a toxic level. 1000 iu is more than enough at any age if you can't get at least 15-30 minutes of sun exposure a day. The rash my be unrelated but stop the vitamin d immediately for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can melanoma cause rash that looks like allergy? And can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Not usually: This is not a typical symptom. But best to bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. Melanoma can cause iron deficiency anemia if it has created tumors in the GI tract that are bleeding. Melanoma does not cause vit d def. ...Read more

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Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Not reported but: I have seen a few cases of generalized small itchy bumps on patient with vitamin d deficiency. The rash has either gone away or improved after vitamin d3 supplementation. This is my own experience and I have yet seen any publication on it. ...Read more

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54 yarold male skin rash/hives..Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

54 yarold male skin rash/hives..Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

Complicated: You have significant vit d deficiency and i would suggest that you take vitamin d3 instead of d2 and get another level in about 2 months to assess the status. Consider taking calcium supplement also. I have seen itchy skin lesions which subsided after adequate vitamin d3 supplement. You do need to check with your doctor and make sure that you don't have osteoporosis ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin d cause headaches?

Can too much vitamin d cause headaches?

Yes: too much vitamin D can cause headaches. The term is called pseudotumor cerebri and it can occur from too much vitamin A, D, Tetracycline. Stopping the vitamin D should reverse the headaches. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much vitamin d cause potassium deficiency?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much vitamin d cause potassium deficiency?

NO: Too much vitamin d can be a cause of high calcium which is a problem but it does not affect the potasssium. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin D cause altered mental state? My vitamin d is 300 nmol/L (120 ng/ml) and have been facing confusion/dissociation/depression.

Can too much vitamin D cause altered mental state? My vitamin d is 300 nmol/L (120 ng/ml) and have been facing confusion/dissociation/depression.

Indirect effect/Calc: Vitamin- D excess can raise Calcium levels which can then cause varied systemic effects including mental confusion. You should get checked by your doctor and request a Calcium level check of your blood. ...Read more

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I take 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D once a week. Will taking a daily multi-vitamin cause me to be taking in too much Vitamin D?

I take 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D once a week. Will taking a daily multi-vitamin cause me to be taking in too much Vitamin D?

Hardly...: ur multi likely has 400iu - less than 1% of 50,000iu. it wont matter. whats more important to know is that if ur an average size the 50,000 weekly will only get u a level in the 30s. to get closer to a level of 50 u will need at least 5000 iu a day. daily doses yield higher levels with less total dose. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high vitamin d, besides taking supplements or getting too much sun?

Please tell me what can cause high vitamin d, besides taking supplements or getting too much sun?

What form of vit D?: Hi. Do you have high blood calcium? If that's the case, some process in your body is making the active form of vitamin D (aka Calcitriol or 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D). If that's not the case, and you're just talking about 25-hydroxy vitamin D, that just comes from dietary sources and sunlight exposure. If you have high blood calcium, you need to follow up with your doctor! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause high vitamin d, besides taking supplements or getting too much sun?

Diseases: Hi. There are several diseases that cause high blood calcium by creating the active form of vitamin D (calcitriol). These include granulomatous diseases (e.g., sarcoidosis, tuberculosis), and leukemia/lymphoma. High blood calcium, hi calcitriol, and suppressed PTH prompt this evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood test came back low vitamin d. Dr recommends 2000 iu daily 50000 iu weekly. Does that seem excessive? Could low vit d be caused by deposit shot?

Blood test came back low vitamin d. Dr recommends 2000 iu daily 50000 iu weekly. Does that seem excessive? Could low vit d be caused by deposit shot?

Safe: Use d3 as it is better absorbed and safer than d2. I routinely dose 5000 iu daily. Just recheck vit d levels in 2-3 months and adjust intake accordingly. Aim for serum level close to 60. ...Read more

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What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid? Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid?  Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

Thyroiditis: This is an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid and is not related to diet or vitamin levels, but can be associated with other autoimmune conditions. We do not really know what triggers autoimmune conditions in the body in general. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin d?

What are the side effects of too much vitamin d?

Excess Vitamin D: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-d-toxicity/faq-20058108 for signs & symptoms of excess vitamin D, a rare condition also known as hypervitaminosis D eg poor appetite, nausea & vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems. This is usually from excess supplementation, not via food or sun exposure. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking too much vitamin d?

Are there any side effects to taking too much vitamin d?

Too much vit d: Yes there are side effects from too much vitamin d, which would be at a toxic level. The test would be at 100 or more to indicate toxicity. However most people do not get enough vit d., and are not toxic. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of too much vitamin d? I take about 5000 IUS

Are there any side effects of too much vitamin d? I take about 5000 IUS

Probable: Vitamin D toxicity leading to hypertension, kidney stones etc had been well documented. The toxic dose of vitamin D3 is less understood but one suspects that with extremely high level, one may end up with toxicities. The best way to tell is by measuring your blood vitamin D3 level to assess your need. The upper limit should not exceed 100 ng. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of too much vitamin d?

What are the symptoms of too much vitamin d?

Nausea, fatigue.: Too much vitamin D may cause high blood calcium which could result in nausea, constipation, fatigue, depression, and excessive urintaion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get too much vitamin d with oral pills and sunshine?

Is it possible to get too much vitamin d with oral pills and sunshine?

Yes.: Excessive intake of vitamin d, more than 10, 000 i.U. Daily can be dangerous. Sunshine alone does not usually produce dangerous levels but could do this if vitamin d pills are also taken. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin d make your feet swell?

Can too much vitamin d make your feet swell?

Usually not: But if you have other medical issues present (including kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance) you want to rule them out. As a general rule, "self-medicating" with vitamin d3 should be 4000 iu or less daily. If you require more, do it under your doctor's supervision. Talk to your doctor regarding the possible causes of swelling that might affect you. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can adult take too much vitamin d? What are the consequences

VitamnD: Yes you can take too much vitamin D.

If your baseline vitamin D is low you would probably be started on 50,000 units a week for a month or two.

If your baseline vitamin D is OK you only need 1000 or 2000 units a day. This is available over the counter without a prescription ands is not expensive. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin d give you hot flashes and night sweats?

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No: Vitamin d regulates your body's absorption of calcium, so too much vitamin d will lead to hypercalcemia or too much calcium in your blood. Hypercalcemia typically manifests as constipation, nausea, polyuria (excess urination), and in severe/chronic cases, renal problems and cardiovascular issues. None of these issues would manifest as hot flashes or night sweats. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much vitamin d while pregnant? I've been told to take 10000 iu a day. I am 36 weeks and have taken this amount since 34

Is it possible to take too much vitamin d while pregnant? I've been told to take 10000 iu a day. I am 36 weeks and have taken this amount since 34

10,000 not too much: Yes, it is possible to take too much vit. D, but 10, 000 iu/day is a safe dose. Toxicity has never been documented with doses under 40, 000 units/day. It often takes doses of 10, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal blood levels. Taking vit. D during pregnancy reduces chances of preterm labor, preeclampsia & diabetes. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk. ...Read more

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If somebody is obese and had taken a lot of fat soluble vitamin d, will he "get" too much vitamin d if he loses weight while the fat dissolves away?

If somebody is obese and had taken a lot of fat soluble vitamin d, will he "get" too much vitamin d if he loses weight while the fat dissolves away?

Doubt it: Unless you have 1, 000 pounds to lose, it's highly doubtful that you have enough vitamin d stored in your fat cells to cause any problems while you're losing weight. Obesity is far more dangerous than anything vitamin d could do to you anyway. ...Read more

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If i'm currently taking an prescription for 50000 iu of vit d2 a week, could i still take a daily multivitamin? I'm afraid of too much vitamin d (toxicity).

Don't worry: As one of the safest substances known to man..Its very rare to overdose. I'm assuming you have a vitamin d deficiency at baseline. I'm not in favor of the 50, 000 unit approach and i see a lot of this in my HIV population. I recommend d3 2000 units a day. Have your pcp monitor your cholecalciferol level. ...Read more

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Can I take Citracal calcium+D3 vitamins with some cod liver oil? I heard it might be too much vitamin D?

Vitamin D: The recommended amount of vitamin D per day is 1000unit (if your vitamin D level is normal), now the food you eat have vit D too so count the amount of bit D you take from ur food roughly and take the rest in form of a supplement,
so if you are taking more than 1000-2000 unit a day you could develop toxicity.
Cod liver oil has been linked to increase the death rate by 18% especially because of ...Read more

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What can I take or do if I have taken too much vitamin d suppl? I'm having stomach pains bloating etc. My dr had me taking 20, 000 iu a day. Help!

What can I take or do if I have taken too much vitamin d suppl? I'm having stomach pains bloating etc.  My dr had me taking 20, 000 iu  a day. Help!

Stop it for now: Vitamin at 20, 000 iu is excessive. Typically, treatment for low vitamin d is about 50, 000iu per week. If using as supplement, 1000-2000 iu/day should be plenty. Anyhow, any medication/vitamin that is causing excessive side effects, stop it and inform doc why you had to do so. The treatment should not be worse than the condition itself. Get some natural vitd--the sun. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is 50000 units of vitamin d too much to take if my level is 24?

Is 50000 units of vitamin d too much to take if my level is 24?

Very Low Vit D: You could take 50, 000 iu/day for a month then recheck vit d level. If it's between 40-60, then start taking 5-10, 000 iu per day. ...Read more

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If a person has too much calcium, why would taking vitamin d be harmful?

It increases calcium: Vitamin d increases calcium absorption, and if it gets too high, it can cause lots of problems such as stomach upset, muscle weakness and even depression. This is why taking too much vitamin d is a problem for most people - 800 units daily is plenty for most. If you have high calcium already, though, you might want to avoid taking extra, and limit sun exposure (raises active vit d). ...Read more

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Need help. Is 2000 mg of vitamin d too much to intake for me?

Need help. Is 2000 mg of vitamin d too much to intake for me?

Probably no unless: If you literally mean 2000 mg that is a very toxic dose, as 2000 mg = 80 million iu of vitamin d!
however, I have a feeling you are asking if 2000 iu of vit d is too much, as vit d is almost always labeled in iu rather than mg. Most adults need to take 5000-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/. ...Read more

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Can low vitamin d cause symptoms? what are causes of low vit d? recently quit drinking and do not go outside much

Most of the: problems due to D deficiency don't cause significant symptoms that would bring it to your attention. Deficiency is due to poor sunlight exposure or lack of D in foo products (particularly dairy) or poor absorption. Luckily, D deficiency is easy to test for and very easy to treat (or prevent) with daily D supplementation. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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