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Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
2/16/2012 4:45:55 PM

Reviewer: ArabellaCat, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I just started taking this med. I took it on a Monday night and was okay until Wednesday morning. I woke up severe nausea. Later Wednesday afternoon I ended up with stomach cramps, diarrhea, and then ended up vomiting. Later Wednesday night I had a fever. After taking a fever reducer, the fever broke, and by Thursday afternoon I was starting to feel better. I am still going to take the meds., but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
2/15/2012 11:17:47 AM

Reviewer: Maggie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is my 3rd week on Vit D Ergo 50,000 units. The very first week my overall joint pain was almost gone. Especially my leg pain at night. Energy level is up. I have a feeling of "getting better". I live in Washington state where sunshine is hard to come by in the winter months. I wish my doctor had put me on this a long time ago. I have had no side effects, so far.

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
3/3/2011 9:56:51 AM

Reviewer: VickieD, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
diarea, vomiting, completely lathargic, incompasitative condition after 12 hours of taking 50,000mg D2 Rx. Not alot they can do but to wait it out. Make sure you start slow and build up versus the other way around. The Max you can buy OTC is 2500mg, why can a dr presc 50,000 mg???

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
8/25/2010 7:19:35 AM

Reviewer: nljackson, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took 50,000 IUs due to low vitamin D blood levels. Within 5 hours of taking the medication severe nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps. Felt like the stomach flu but no fever. Lasted for 48 hours until D started getting out of my system. Called my doc, will now try an OTC dose instead and build up slowly. She said nausea and diarrhea very common when starting D. Wish she had told me befo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Vitamin D Deficiency
5/30/2010 6:33:51 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Vit-D, 25-Hydrox blood test came back low. Ergocalciferol 50,000 units capsule @ 1 per week prescribed [oral] until further notice. Need to know if this is correct treatment. Thanks. ,

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