Hello, I have been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency in June 2015 with level of 23. While taking the Vitamin D 5,000 I was experiencing muscle pain and bone pain. I just got my level checked again because the pain and weakness of muscles and bones cracking and tightness has not improved and now my Vitamin D level is – Vitamin D, 25-Hydrox 67.4 ng/mL While this is a good thing it went up, my symptoms just do not seem to improve. I am taking a Multi vitamin as well as Magnesium and Calcium supplements as well. Any help or suggestions? I have had so much blood work done and everything came out negative. But I my muscles feel week and bones still hurt.

Asked by  joey.hernandezjr57926300 on September 11, 2015

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  •  joey.hernandezjr57926300 on

    See title

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    Have your read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/? Does your supplements cover everything that is talked about there? ( Vitamin A, K, boron etc?) How much magnesium do you take and what kind?

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    •  joey.hernandezjr57926300 on

      Hello Yes, my supplements do cover everything. I take the following:

      Calcium = 423.8mg (Calcium supplement 375mg) and (Multi Vitamin 53.8mg)
      Vitamin D3 = 6500IU (Vitamin D3 supplement 5,000iu) (in multi vitamin D3 1,000IU) (in calcium supplement D3 500IU)
      Vitamin K2 = 45 mcg (in Vitamin D supplement K2 45 mcg)
      Magnesium = 325 mg total (In Calcium supplement – Oxide, Carbonate 100mg) (In Magnesium supplement – citrate 100mg, glycinate 100mg) (In Multi vitamin – carbonate 25mg)
      Boron = .5 mg (in calcium supplement .5 mg)
      Zinc = 15 mg (in multi 7.5 mg) (in zinc supplement 7.5 mg)

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    Maybe I misunderstood. Did you have the muscle and bone pain BEFORE taking Vitamin D or not until you started taking it?
    In the total magnesium of 325mg you may have to disregard the Oxide part because it is not very bio available. Recommended amounts are between 500-800mg per day depending if you are male or female. What kind and how much Vitamin A do you take?

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    •  joey.hernandezjr57926300 on

      In June to was not feeling well, had felt weird after working out one day , like muscles weaker. That is when they started doing test everything came back fine expect vitamin d was low. After starting vitamin d I started feeling worse. 3 months later I feel no better, muscles feel weak, bones hurt, cramp feeling, bones cracking. The Magnesium I take that has oxide as its form is my multivitamin. Should I stop taking the multivitamin? Vitamin A I am not taking any supplement that has that in it.

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    Could you check your multi vitamin again to see if it contains some form of Vitamin A? You do not have to stop taking the multi vitamin because of the oxide, you just cannot count on that type helping you. So I would “double up” on the citrate and glycinate. What kind of K2 are you taking? (I am taking K2 as Menaquinone-7.) The recommended amount is 90mcg and you said you are taking 45. You also state that the amount of boron you are taking is .5mg and the recommended amount is 20mg. Now you always have to remember and unless your nutrition is poor, you do get some amounts of the above from food.
    Let me know on the Vitamin A. I am not a doctor or scientist. If you are low on any of those building blocks then the Vitamin D may not be able to do what it needs to do. You might want to consider cutting back on the Vitamin D and try and increase it slowly to see if that helps.

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    •  joey.hernandezjr57926300 on

      Yeah the Multi vitamin has no Vitamin A. I do often eat spinach and fruit drinks which have stated over 100% Vitamin A daily intake. I do have another Magnesium supplement I bought that I may try. It has Magnesium (carbonate) 300mg. I may need to get a supplement for Boron. My vitamin K2 is also Menaquinone-7.

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    Just so we are clear you should take both of the magnesium supplements that you have. The worse thing that happens with too much magnesium is that you will get loose bowels and will then just have to cut back on the amount you take. I would also double the vitamin K to a total of 90.
    See if the above helps. If it doesn’t then I would try more calcium to see if that helps.

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    Another thought is that you might have Osteomalacia or adult rickets. Even though you have had a lot of blood work done can I assume they checked your phosphate levels?

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