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Anybody experiment with high doses of D3?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I went on an hour long shirtless jog around 11AM and then consumed 14,000IU's of a D3 supplement at lunch. My hypothyroid symptoms diminished pretty quickly.

I used to take about 3-5,000iu per day...but the past couple of weeks I was getting lazy and only taking 2,000. My thyroid symptoms increased drastically. It also got much cooler and drier here which usually makes my symptoms 10 times worse.

I'm pretty sure it's not placebo. I was in a cold computer lab ~60 degrees or so...I and took off my sweater. My hands remained warm...usually my hands are ice cold in that lab even with a sweater.

I'm planning on taking 10,000 at dinner here in a few hours.

Anybody else have this experience?...

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on September 21, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I forgot that I haven't had a cold in probably a year. Had a few tickles but never developed into anything.

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on September 21, 2012
at 12:04 AM

Smart Doc! You are lucky.

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:51 PM

I hope so! I keep my blood level at 80 ng/ml and don't need my asthma meds anymore, either!

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:16 PM

haha i bet Mr. pharma and Mr. government hate you

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on September 20, 2012
at 08:58 PM

"thyroid hormone is much more powerful anyways"...taking a thyroid hormone is better?

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on September 20, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I took 10-15k daily for a while, and it seemed to help a lot with allergies (broken lips, sneezing, ...), skin issues, sleep and some other things. Right now I take 3k and drink tons of milk. Thyroid hormone is much more powerful anyways.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I do 40,000 IUs when I feel like I have caught a cold. I do this for 2-3 days. Haven't been sick in over 4 years!

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:16 PM

haha i bet Mr. pharma and Mr. government hate you

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on September 21, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I forgot that I haven't had a cold in probably a year. Had a few tickles but never developed into anything.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:51 PM

I hope so! I keep my blood level at 80 ng/ml and don't need my asthma meds anymore, either!

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Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on September 20, 2012
at 08:54 PM

My daughter's doc had her on higher doses for depression and it seemed to be helping.

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on September 21, 2012
at 12:04 AM

Smart Doc! You are lucky.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on September 20, 2012
at 09:44 PM

You can take vitamin D every day or once weekly, as far as I am aware. The common dose for once weekly is 50,000IU. Until just recently I had been taking 10,000IU daily for my bones. My 25(OH)D came back at 86ng/dl so right now I'm only taking 7,000IU daily (until I confer with the rheumatologist). I haven't noticed anything about being warmer due to the D but I'm also at that age (54y.o. female) and have other hormonal issues going on. However, it has made my skin softer and my cuticles are pliable. I think it also helped increase my HDL levels. I'd recommend getting your levels checked, though, if you are going to continue taking high doses.

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on September 20, 2012
at 09:12 PM

ive done 50,000 iu in one pill, on occasion when I haven't been in the sun much. If anything it left me feeling really good, or no change.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on September 20, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I've done 20-30K iu in one sitting. The body is able to store it readily so it isn't something you need to dose.

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