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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?
Even though I eat proper meals there are days I am hungry and can eat all day. I also take excellent vitamins. What causes my extreme hunger?
Unfortunately: Many things can contribute to the sensation of hunger beyond nutrient levels/signals. In fact, any form of stress to the body can seem to stimulate the appetite, which is likely some of the mechanism behind "emotional eating". If you look closely at those days, where you are exceptionally hungry, you may readily be able to identify factors that contribute to why your appetite is like it is! ...Read more
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
My vitamin d level is 27.9. Lab ref 30-100. Doc prescribed 50000iu 3 times a week. Is this high dose safe? Im 24 & 105 lbs
Usually once : A week. Ask your doctor please.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vitamin d level is low i.e. 21. Dr prescribed high dose vit d supplement.Should l also take K2 and how much? I understand Warfarin may need adjusting
Talk to doctor: If you are on Warfarin, do not take vitamin K2. It is imperative that you address your intake of food, dietary supplements, herbals, over the counter drugs etc with the doctor who prescribed Warfarin. Taking vitamin D3 is safe, but I would recommend taking to your doctor even for that. Wish you good health! ...Read more
My last period, I took high dose of vita C i was told it would jump-start my period cuz it was light, now I'm a few days late for my new period, could the high doses of vitamin c during my period last month thrown off my cycle?
Not by much,: I don't think. Your body is such a finely integrated machine that I would be reluctant to say it couldn't have ANY affect. Just like even minor illnesses, disruptions in sleep, travel and stress can all impact your period. But water soluble vitamin C, for which any excess is flushed out of your system, should not have had much of an impact. I suggest normal cycle variability. Stay well:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I be preg if I got what it seemed to be 2 periods w/ cramps (high dose vitamin c) 6 negative home Preg test... They were taken 9 weeks after sex. ?
HIGHLY UNLIKELY ..: you are pregnant. There are EXTREMELY rare cases where a woman was pregnant and menstruated anyway, but after two periods, multiple negative pregnancy tests, and, I presume, no real symptoms of pregnancy, I think you can rest assured you are not pregnant. Don't go through this again; pursue reliable contraception! Best wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wanted to try out fish oil 1000 mg with 300 mg of omega 3. Curr only taking vitamin D3 2000 IU. Is 1000 gen a high dose?
Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.
Not usually: But why not replenish this vital vitamin, as it is critical in numerous immunological and hormonal bodily functions, and deficiencies have been associated with numerous problems. Give it at least 3 months, and recheck levels at that point. ...Read more
Always feel hungry.Wake up in morning extremely hungry and anxiety level high.Eat all the time it seems like and never gain weight.Drink liquids alot.
Coping mechanism: It sounds like food has become a way for you to try to deal with your anxiety which sounds intense. I suggest that you meet with a psychologist you can trust and start to work through your anxiety and what is at the root of it. You can find a psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org be well, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will eating high GI foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI food? Conversely, will low GI food promote satiety longer than high GI foods?
Not sure: What you mean by high or low gi foods. Please clarify ...Read more
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