Reply To: I am in my 6th week of taking 10,000iu for vitamin D deficiency. My level was 28ng/ml. I have symptoms of depression and muscle weakness. How long of supplementing until I feel relieved of my symptoms?
I am not a doctor or scientist, just a member of the VDC. The only thing I can do is suggest things to try.
Have you read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important! You really need to make sure you are getting all of those Vitamins and Minerals. Most people are magnesium deficient and you need a lot to process Vitamin D. (Just do not get magnesium OXIDE.)
Just the other day at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/dear-dr-cannell-vitamin-d-and-k2-for-depression/ was a person who wrote in about depression. You need to read this also. Apparently K2 is also very much for brain health. So you may be “lacking” one of these things and that is why nothing has changed.
After that Dr. Cannell once wrote that for depression you may need up to 50,000iu a day. I would make sure I tackle the Vitamins and Minerals first. If that does not help then you may want to increase the Vitamin D. Maybe not start with the 50,000iu but go to 15 or 20,000iu first. If you had said that your muscle issues had gotten better but not the depression than maybe I would have said try more Vitamin D first.
If any of this helps, please come back and tell us so we can pass information onto the next person.