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I got blood tests in January as I'd been feeling very faituged, depressed, generally unwell and suffered from quite bad hair loss for most of 2015. My vitamin D came back as 27 so got put on 20,000iu a week and then 1,500 of vit d3 twice daily for 4 weeks afterwards. I have one large dose left until I start the twice daily routine.
I'm still noticing a huge amount of hair loss and feeling fatigued a lot of the time. I started taking b12 a few weeks ago (I'm vegetarian so thought it might help with energy levels - also had a bad turn in Dec and got given high dose b12 from a pharmacy in Spain and it helped massively) and that made a noticable difference but the feeling unwell is still affecting my daily life. I've been very skinny my entire life (along with my sister and mum) but in the last year I've gained 9kg which is incredibly unusual for me and has resulted in painful unsightly stretch marks that are in turn affecting the depression. When I have bad boughts of fatigue I tend to eat more because I literally have zero energy and my body craves any fuel it can get from food. But it feels as though I'm potientally not getting the correct vitamins/minerals/something that my body needs to keep going.
The doctors have twice refused to test for b12 as it's not routine so I'm not sure whether I need to take more supplements (currently having 1,200 a day). The blood tests in Jan also tested for thyroid, iron, blood count (among other things) and they came back normal.
I've had emetophobia for about 12/13 years and taking pills of any sort is a huge trigger for anxiety. I have read that a magnesium deficiency is likely to cause side effects when taking vit d and asked the doctor if it'd possible to test for that as it could be a cause for feeling unwell but that was also refused.
What are the chances of reacting badly to high dose vit d supplements? Vomiting being the most feared. I've missed one weeks dose already and am putting off the next out of worry - was hoping the doctor could help put worries at bay and actually get to the bottom of what's causing the problems with some medical investigation but alas.
The twice daily dose is imminent and taking 2 tablets a day is causing some stress. I'd like to get to the bottom of what's making me feel so unwell and the doctors don't seem to be looking into it so I would appreciate any advice or ideas anyone may have. And any words of wisdom about minismising vit d supplement side effects would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading, hope it wasn't too wordy!
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