I have been Vitamin D deficient (18) for two years now. The first year, I was prescribed 5000 IU of D3 a day for 7 days. I experienced a deepening fissure in my skull visible on my forehead and heart palpitations that could have been unrelated to the D. This year I again in the teens and given my experience last year, I am now on D2 at 50,000 IU a week,which felt great at first. I almost didn't connect my growing weird disability in my left shoulder socket. Almost like my arm is hanging from a ligament, like it is seperating from by body. I have to move my arm in segments. I thought, wow, I am aging suddenly and badly, but now my right arm is on the exact same path, and I finally remembered, how Vit. D had affected me last time. Can you help me understand the relationship? How can I test deficient yearly, but still be so sensitive to Vitamin D? How can I get what I need, without the bone issues? Is a diet modification while taking the Vit. D helpful, if so, how?
Well you are not the only one that has problems when they try and take Vitamin D because they are now appearing in “Ask the Vitamin D Council”.
I am not a doctor or scientist. I can only speculate and maybe give you suggestions to try. Also do you take any medications on a regular basis?
The first one would be to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/further-topics/vitamin-d-hypersensitivity/. Maybe you have one of these conditions and do not even know it. Do you usually have normal calcium levels? If so maybe someone should check to see what they are when you are taking the Vitamin D. Do you get strange symptoms if you go out in the sunshine for any length of time?
Second is that you absolutely need to read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/. You need everything that is listed in order for Vitamin D to work effectively. Magnesium is crucial and can cause side effects if you are already deficient and then try and take Vitamin D. The name Ann implies you are a woman and so you would need 500mg of magnesium a day. Any magnesium supplement is good except for Oxide. So if you are deficient in any or all of these could cause you issues if you try and take the Vitamin D. My advice would be to take them for a while before trying the D again. If you then try the D again you may want to go extremely slow and take 1000 iu or less, take that for several weeks and see what happens unless symptoms start sooner than that. If you are OK then raise the amount up again by a little and do the same thing. D3 is better for you than D2.
Third if sunshine causes no issues then you may need to consider a sunlamp instead of a supplement.