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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can taking vitamin d supplements cause itching?

Can taking vitamin d supplements cause itching?

Rare: Most people do not commonly experience side effects with vitamin d, unless too much is taken. Some side effects of taking too much vitamin d include weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Could vitamin d supplements cause calcification of blood vessels?

Generally no: Make sure your calcium is normal. Replacement with 2000 units vitamin d3/day is usually healthy and without side effects. Make sure that your cholesterol, glucose and BP are normal if you have calcification of blood vessels. ...Read more

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What kind of things would cause your body not to absorb vitamin D supplements?

What kind of things would cause your body not to absorb vitamin D supplements?

Vitamin D absorption: People who have had intestinal (gut) surgery may not absorb vitamin D as well. More commonly, vitamin D levels are more difficult to raise in obese people because fat tissue holds onto some of the vitamin D. If level is low, don't try to increase supplement dose without telling your doctor because too much vitamin D can be toxic. You will have periodic blood levels to ensure levels reach goal. ...Read more

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If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

If my severe vitamin D deficiency was caused by malabsorption, would oral vitamin D supplements work?

Vit D malais: 53 M of unknown ethnicity from UK asks "if my severe Vit D was caused by malabsorption would oral D work". ANS; yes it you can correct cause of malabsorption or take in enough to overcome the malabsorb problem. Talk with your team there who know you best. ...Read more

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Out of potassium, folic acid, & calcium+vitamin d supplements, which one causes odorous urine?

Out of potassium, folic acid, & calcium+vitamin d supplements, which one causes odorous urine?

Not likey: It is not likely that any of these are related. Odorous urine is more likely related to some food that you are or not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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Should kids take vitamin d supplements?

Should  kids take vitamin d supplements?

Yes: Absolutely, especially if they live in a temperate zone. Increase dose in winter and decrease or skip in summer depending on sun exposure. D3 1000 to 2000 iu daily is a decent dose. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take vitamin d supplements?

Is it bad to take vitamin d supplements?

No, but: You should ask your doctor to measure your vitamin d level. If it's low, you will need supplemental vit. D to raise it, and most likely to maintain the correct level. ...Read more

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What are the usual indicators of vitamin d supplements?

What are the usual indicators of vitamin d supplements?

No Sx!: None except overdosing which is hard, since vitamin d3 supplements are inactive. You can generally recommend that most people should take 2000iu of d3 per day, which is 5x the minimum daily requirement, which will soon be increased! ...Read more

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What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

What are effective l-arginine and vitamin d supplements?

Check it out: There are lots of products that sell l-arginine and vit. D. But the problem is that there is not good regulatory control so do your research on the brand you buy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitamin d supplements along with multivitamins?

Is it okay to take vitamin d supplements along with multivitamins?

YES- highly advised: The average multivitamin has 400 iu of vitamin d. Many experts feel it is optimal to achieve a vitamin d level of at least 45 ng/dl. Most adults need to take 4000-5000 units a day to achieve these levels, so taking 4000-5000 units plus a multivitamin is wise. Toxicity won't occur with 10, 000 units or less/day. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-d-why-you-are-pro_b_585311.Html. ...Read more

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Calcium supplements and 2 vitamin d supplements everday. Why didn't latest study show they are okay?

Controversial: Some say it doesn't work because it just doesn't work. Others say because form of calcium used in study, calcium carbonate, is poorly absorbed. Given recent studies showing increased risk of calcification of blood vessels due to oral calcium supplements, i recommend against them. Make sure you are vitamin d deficient before taking vitamin d. Get 15-30 daily sun exposure for best natural source. ...Read more

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Kindly guide how much and until when vitamin d supplements to be given for vitamin d levels of 7.0 for a 56 year old male.Is calcium to be given too?

Kindly guide how much and until when vitamin d supplements to be given for vitamin d levels of 7.0 for a 56 year old  male.Is calcium to be given too?

Vitamin D: I am not sure about the calcium without your labs. But, you should be on 50, 000 units of vitamin d per week for twelve weeks and then after that 2000 to 5000 units per day. ...Read more

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What do vitamin d supplements do?

What do vitamin d supplements do?

Increase blood level: Vitamin d supplements are used to treat low 25 hydroxy vitamin d levels (< 30 ng/ml). Many different approaches are used ranging from a daily dose of 1, 000 - 10, 000 iu, to a weekly single dose of 50, 000 - 60, 000 iu. Due tp poor absorption the daily dosing regimen is preferred by many providers. Vitamin d levels should be followed and dosage adjusted to maintain levels of 60-80 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more