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High Vitamin D

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Got my labs back today. My iron was perfect which was surprising since I was severely anemic this past spring. Glad to hear that isn't a problem. However, they told me that my Vitamin D is high. Values range from 18-72 and mine was 82. My midwife gave erotica the results, which my doctor will be getting as well. I don't have another appointment with my doctor for about three weeks. My quick Google search says that high values usually come from too much supplementation, however, I haven't been able to take any of my supplements since I started getting nauseous, sometime in the beginning of December. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this or has any info on it.
post #2 of 13
I supplement with vitamin but only in conjunction with Vitamin A and Magnesium. Having levels that high is really interesting, especially in the winter.
post #3 of 13

I take vitamin D supplements in the winter and now I wonder if mine would also be high?  I know that this is not a water soluble vitamin so it can build up in the body over time.  Perhaps yours is at a peak and will decline over time.  Maybe you can have them recheck it again to see if it is falling within the range that they like.

post #4 of 13

http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm

 

Mercola says it's recommended to be around 60 ng/ml. I remember reading something from him before that recommended even higher levels to be at a therapeutic level. Of course, I doubt you want it to be much higher during pregnancy. I wouldn't worry though. It's not toxic until you get to 100 I think. So, just don't supplement and keep having your levels checked periodically.

 

From what I read it's also good to take K2 when you take vitamin D3. 

post #5 of 13

Another common cause of high Vitamin D levels is an overactive parathyroid gland.

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by rnra View Post

Another common cause of high Vitamin D levels is an overactive parathyroid gland.

I did see that in your quick search. What other symptoms would that show? My doctor (a naturopath) has been trying for some time to figure out where my lack of energy comes from, we've obviously resolved the anemia, we've checked my regular thyroid levels, since I have symptoms of that (came back fine), tried various remedies and we were going to do an adrenal stress index test, but they said that pregnancy can throw off the levels, so to wait on that. It's frustrating because I so would like to feel energetic again!
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by lolliegee View Post

 It's frustrating because I so would like to feel energetic again!

 

Energetic while pregnant? Is that even possible? :P

 

I hope you get it figured out, especially after baby comes along. I find all my energy gets sucked out of me during pregnancy and nursing and my normal self doesn't come back until I nurse less often or have stopped nursing completely and am NOT pregnant. 

post #8 of 13

Here's a few links about overactive parathyroid.  Many of the symptoms of an overactive parathyroid are also symptoms of pregnancy, so it may be difficult to distinguish between the two:

 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyperparathyroidism/DS00396

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001215.htm

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by dayiscoming2006 View Post

 

Energetic while pregnant? Is that even possible? :P

 

I hope you get it figured out, especially after baby comes along. I find all my energy gets sucked out of me during pregnancy and nursing and my normal self doesn't come back until I nurse less often or have stopped nursing completely and am NOT pregnant. 

SERIOUSLY! :) i am waiting on my energy levels to return...but i haven't had a full nights sleep in at least 2.5 years...in fact have been up at least 3-4 times for every night...plus nursing...plus now pregnant. so is it realistic to want to be energetic? 

 

but i do think we can tell when something is additionally wrong. i've been experiencing an even bigger amount of fatigue and i think it's partly stress...partly low blood pressure. 

post #10 of 13

@ashleybrook. I just found out my thyroid function is low. I kept waiting for the 2nd tri "regeneration" folks talk about, and all I want to do is sleep. Started on synthroid this weekend and hope it helps me get things more in balance. Maybe it will help my hair be pretty too.

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ruheling View Post

@ashleybrook. I just found out my thyroid function is low. I kept waiting for the 2nd tri "regeneration" folks talk about, and all I want to do is sleep. Started on synthroid this weekend and hope it helps me get things more in balance. Maybe it will help my hair be pretty too.

I wanted to comment on the synthroid. My son (11 years) has hypothyroidism and has to take medication. It took us two years to find the correct dose, but it wasn't until we stopped going to his regular MD and started going to a naturopath who put him on Armour Thyroid (a natural thyroid) that we finally started seeing real improvement. He was incredibly emotional, in a fog, mentally and prone to rages. Now, he's much more like his normal self (other than puberty type emotional stuff) and if he skips his meds for more than a couple days (which, being 11,he does do sometimes), we can definitely tell. My sister also had much greater success with the natural form. Just thought you might like to know so you could look into it.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
This is definitely something that I know is out of the normal and have been trying to figure it out since before I got pregnant. It's not just no energy, it's a feeling of weakness too. I've been a mom for 22 years, so can definitely tell the difference between normal, not getting any sleep cause I'm nursing, pregnant, chasing after a little one and this. This is highly frustrating in a different way. Mostly because I don't know when it will get better.

Thanks for the links, RNRA, I'll check them out.
post #13 of 13

i hope you get some answers soon! there is nothing as frustrating as having questions...and no answers. hugs mama.

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