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At least a 5 years ago I was tested and was found to have a level of just 12 in my system. I was put on therapeutic doses and have been taking 10,000 IU's daily for 5 years. My last blood test showed I was still only at 50. My question is, I ran out of my D3 and have forgotten to go get it with all the issues I've had caring for a senior dad with congestive heart disease. Last week my feet, ankles and legs started swelling daily and felt like they were so sensitive I could barely touch them. It did start taking my water pill again I haven't take for a couple years hoping it would help reduce the edema. It took the pressure off but has not resolved he issue. It dawned on my last night that I hadn't taken my usual dose of D3 for probably at least 3 weeks. I wondered if that could effect my feet and legs so I took 10 of my husband's 1000 IU's last night and this morning the swelling has reduced somewhat and the feet and ankles are not as painful…. I WILL see me doctor next week, I have an appointment, but I wanted to see if there was anyone else who had had this happen to them…

Asked by  Anglhrt on June 1, 2017

  •  Anglhrt on

    See title

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  •  IAW on

    Sorry about your Dad!
    No one has mentioned that specific issue but it does not surprise me that it could happen.
    Now if your level was 50 ng/ml(?)right before you stopped taking them, then in 2 weeks time your level falls to about 1/2 of what it was so that would mean 25ng/ml. Since there was another week in there then it was probably more like 20 or less.
    I know you did not ask this question but if you want your level to be higher than 50ng/ml, then you just need to take more. If you want to make up for lost time (the 3 weeks) then take 15,000-20,000 iu for a week or two then go back to the 10.000iu.
    Now I think you know what your life would be like if you were not taking any Vitamin D.
    Is Dad taking any?

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