Vit D deficiency! Help

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Hi guys. On November I started feeling weird , feeling sleepy most of the time , bone ache , muscle ache , tired, not sleeping well , anxiety.

My vit D was 7ng/ml, my doctor told me its was pretty bad and is going to be a long recovery process . she gave me 50000 units a week for 12 weeks, so far my i have been feeling more energy , bone ache and muscle ache are almost gone. this is my last week of taking it , the only thing that really concern me is I feel sleepy most of the time but not tired , my eyes are always tired. This sleepy sensation does not interfere at work , Im able to work 9 hours but it does not go away. I sleep ok at night , my daughter wake up sometimes during the night . any advice ? Its normal to feel this sleepy sensation because my vit D its very low? My doctor will order another blood test next month to see if wen up after taking 50k weekly.

Also I forgot to mention the first weeks of taking vit d 50 k that sleepy sensation went away , and now almost finishing the treatment is back. I read it could be a side effect online , but my doctor daid no

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    Hello, my doctors discovered that my VitD levels were very low like yours. This was approaching 3 years ago. I was put on 1000iu per day. My levels increased quite quickly but I was left on the VitD. I subsequently read that I should take 2000iu per day, which is what I have been doing.

    I am due to see the Consultant at the beginning of February. I will see if they want to take more blood, it hasn't been checked recently.

    I also read somewhere, that you should chew the VitD tabs and take them with something fatty - maybe cheese for example. I anticipate taking the VitD for ever!

    Good luck

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    It takes at least three months to build up your vitamin D and your reading was pretty low. It will be interesting to find out what your level is now.

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      February 4th my doctor will check again after 12 weeks taking vit D 50000 wekly . Im still confuse why Im dealing with that sleepy sensation. My doctor told me the Vit D does that , but she was not especific if it was the deficiency or the high dose of vit D that Im taking .

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    Before I started taking VD and I was deficient I would fall asleep at night really fast. Not even two minutes on my phone and I was out which was not normal for me. Once I started supplementing, I got much more energy and started having more trouble sleeping at night. I never felt tired throughout the day with a deficiency and without but I think everyone is different.

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