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I am suffering from headache for almost a year now. I did all the test everything was normal , last week I did my vitamin test and found out I have deficiency if Vitamin D(6.9) and B12. Is it possible that because of vitamin deficiency I was suffering from headache these many days?? Looking forward for your response…

Asked by  bhoslekiran42 on June 11, 2017

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  •  bhoslekiran42 on

    See title

    Answered by  bhoslekiran42 on
  •  IAW on

    I am so sorry I missed seeing your question!
    Yes, a Vitamin D deficiency can cause headaches. (By other’s responses (anecdotal), it also seems to cause B12 deficiencies.
    Your level is very low. (It is in the osteomalacia range.)
    I hope your doctor is treating you with D3 and not D2. It is better to take D on a daily basis rather than large amounts once a week but many doctors choose once a week. I also hope they are using a large enough amount. Either 50,000 iu or more once a week or 7000 iu or more every day.
    Taking Vitamin D can sometimes cause mineral or vitamin deficiencies, so if you get any new symptoms, come back and tell me.
    You also need to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important!
    After treatment we recommend maintaining a “healthy” level of 50ng/ml (125nmol/l). To do this most adults need to take 5000 iu a day after treatment.

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  •  bhoslekiran42 on

    Thanks a lot for your response…my Dr has suggested 60000iu tablets which contain vitamin D3.. once a week ..I am taking it from last 2 weeks.. how much time will it take it bring my vitamin d level to normal??

    Answered by  bhoslekiran42 on
  •  IAW on

    It usually takes 8 weeks on any given amount of Vitamin D you take, to know what your level will end up being. At the end of 8 weeks, your doctor should be making sure that your level rose to a reasonable amount. So in theory you should make it to 50ng/ml or higher on that 60,000 iu. For example let’s say your level at 8 weeks is now 30ng/ml. It should end up being higher and therefore you should really increase the amount you are taking and do another 8 weeks.If you weigh more than the average of 150lbs, you would also have to take more in the short run and as a maintenance dosage.
    Hopefully the headaches will ease sooner than 8 weeks. If they do not, then if you have not already I would get some magnesium supplements. (Do not get magnesium oxide!)
    If you have any more questions as you go along, please ask!

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  •  bhoslekiran42 on

    Hi ,
    Firstly I would like to thank you and your team for helping us overcoming vitamin related problems.

    My question is :
    Even after taking vitamin D supplements I am getting headaches(pressure inside my head).
    You Suggested to take magnesium supplements. How much Quantity should I take? And also is it ok to take Magnesium supplements along with vitamin D supplements?

    Currently I am taking vitamin D supplements of 60,000iu once a week.
    Looking forward for your response…

    Answered by  bhoslekiran42 on
  •  IAW on

    Let me say again that you need to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. It is very important! Take it very seriously and make sure you are getting enough of what is listed either in your food or a supplement. Vitamin K, for instance, directs calcium to bone and not soft tissues.
    It is perfectly fine to take the magnesium with the Vitamin D. I try and spread my magnesium out with two or three meals. I would start with a total of around 500mg a day but see if you can get a pill that has a smaller amount in each pill. This way you can increase or decrease the amount taken easily and be able to spread it out during the day. If 500mg a day is too much then you will get loose bowels and need to cut back on the amount taken.
    I did originally say that your level is very low. (It is in the osteomalacia range.) So you may also need to take calcium and that is NOT in the above link about “vitamin and mineral co-factors”. If I had to guess I would say minimum of 500mg for that too.
    Osteomalacia is a “softening of bones” or lack of proper mineralization of bone. I am not a doctor but that could include your skull because it is also made up of bone. So it could take awhile to get better. Again if your intake of certain vitamins or minerals (for example magnesium, calcium and Vitamin K), then your bones cannot heal. Bones also need enough zinc, boron, and silicon.
    I hope this helps!

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