I have been diagnosed as being very deficient in Vitamin D3. My level was about 25 and the normal level should be at least 50 or over I understand. I have been prescribed 20,000 units of Vitamin D3 three times a week (Total 60,000 units per week). I have been advised by friends and have read on the internet too that if you take high doses of Vitamin D3 you should also take Magnesium and also Vitamin K2. Not knowing what to do I rang the of the makers of the Vitamin D3 and asked them if I should be taking Magnesium and Vitamin K2 and they said it was not necessary and that this is only suggested as it helps to sells the magnesium etc. The chemist at Boots said just take the Vitamin D3 with the main meal of the day with a glass of milk and a multivitamin. I really don't know what to do now or what to believe.
I am concerned about taking this high level Vitamin D3 on it's own if I do need extra suppliments. Since I have been taking it my left leg aches and I have a lot of tingling down my leg into my foot and it doesn't go away. This is really worrying me, I daren't stop taking the Vitamin D3 as I obviously need it but now concerned it could be something else perhaps due to my level being so low for maybe a very long time.
I have to be careful with any tablets/capsules as I am a chronic migraine sufferer and am quite allergic to lots of the ingredients so don't want to be taking more tablets etc. than I have to.
I wonder if anybody else has been diagnosed with Vitamin D3 deficiency and what they have been advised to do. Do hope somebody is able to offer some advice.