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Why Do I Feel Hungry On High Dose Vitamins
Could i be lacking vitamins if i feel hungry and weak all the time, I have tested my blood sugar an it is normal?
There seems to be some controversy over the use of high-dose vitamin therapy to treat certain diseases--what is your opinion?
Rare: High dose vitamins usually not good for anything except for seller. Recent very large study showed 8% reduction in all cancers in group who took one multivitamin a day. Large doses of vit e, d, a etc may be dangerous and in certain diseases even a regular multivite is contraindicated. ...Read more
Vitamin A toxicity: Vitamin a is stored by the body and can lead to significant toxicity. Usually problems come from supplement overuse, but liver and some fish oils are also high in vitamin a. Problems include liver toxicity, increased intracranial pressure, hair loss, skin discoloration, bone density loss, excessive skin dryness, nausea, decreased appetite, weight loss, itching, lip fissures, anemia, and even death. ...Read more
Not recommended: Vitamin C has many purported uses and benefits. There is even some evidence that high dose IV infusion might be beneficial in cancer treatment. But there is no evidence that injections are beneficial for skin health. And there is some evidence that doses greater than 2000 mg may be unsafe. On other hand, TOPICAL vitamin C--skin creams containing vitamin C--might improve wrinkled skin. ...Read more
Due to low Vit D, I was prescribed Vit D. Can high dose of vitamin D cause a period to be missed? Past 4 month cycles were 36,32,37,36. Is irregular?
It is more likely: that untreated low vitamin D levels might affect the menstrual cycle. That said, in my experience, the menstrual cycle is a very sensitive barometer of changes that are going on in the body and I wouldn't be comfortable saying that excess vitamin D couldn't affect the menstrual cycle. Whether missed or irregular? Doesn't really matter...if irregular enough, say 45 days+, it seems missed. ...Read more
Please be wise: Please be wise and don't waste your time and effort . High dose vitamin c does not work and would not do anything to your cancer. Please go to see an oncologist whom you can trust and discuss in detail about your disease and treatment options. I know that you are trying to find anything that can help you treat the cancer-but high dose vit c is not the answer. It is your life, be wise & think twice. ...Read more
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