User Reviews for Ergocalciferol
Also known as: Calcidol, Calciferol, Drisdol, Vitamin D2
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|Summary of Ergocalciferol reviews||6 reviews||8.4|
Reviews for Ergocalciferol
Review by grumpymama59 (taken for less than 1 month):
For Vitamin D Deficiency: Was prescribed 50000 iu of Drisdol once a week for 12 weeks. I was reluctant to take it since OTC Vitamin D3 triggers migraines. My doctor assured me that, since Drisdol was Vitamin D2 NOT D3 it wouldn't cause headaches. Boy was he WRONG. With 24 hours after taking the first capsule I had a severe migraine that none of my usual meds even made a dent it. I ended suffering up in bed for three days. Oh, did I mention the horrible knee pain that came along with the migraine?? I guess I was lucky that I had to stay in bed since my legs hurt too bad to walk. Needless to say,I stopped the Drisdol. I'm sure my doctor won't be happy with my decision but if he had the reaction to Drisdol that I had I'm sure he would stop taking it too.
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April 28, 2015 7:43 PM
Review by Lady V:
For Vitamin D Deficiency: I was feeling sleepy all the time and just didn't want to do anything at all. I went to my doctor and had my blood work done to find out my vitamin D was very low. She put me on Ergocalciferol vitamin D. My hair has stop falling out I stay on the go now and back to my old self. Thanks for blood work that tells the truth!
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April 4, 2012 12:51 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) for Vitamin D Deficiency: Leg/foot cramps stopped - hair stopped falling out - joint (knee) pain considerably better - more energy. I had no idea I was deficient since I live in Southern Arizona and am in the sun a LOT - plus I was taking 2,000IU of a good (Carlson) supplement. I highly recommend this product
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October 10, 2010 8:44 PM
Review by crushing knee pain:
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) for Vitamin D Deficiency: I have had major surgery for osteochondrites dessicans when I was a young adult, and recently have begun to experience chronic Pain (bad) difficulty bending my Knee, and was prescribed 50,000 units once a week for 8 weeks, by my PCP not the orthopedic surgeon, and I am shocked my pain has dropped to almost non existent, knee bends fine.
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October 28, 2009 4:31 PM
Review by D-is-key:
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) for Vitamin D Deficiency: After years of chronic pain and depression that responded to nothing I finally asked for a Vitamin D blood test. BINGO. Low normal is 40 - I was a 4. After 8 weeks of once a week doses of 50,000 units, and a daily dose of 2000 units, I am feeling better than I have in years! I live in AZ - low D can happen anywhere!
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October 18, 2009 3:32 AM
Review by angiehedberg:
For Vitamin D Deficiency: I had no idea my symptoms were from a Vitamin D deficiency. It's certainly not a quick fix but after a couple of months on this supplement, my symptoms are vanishing and my hair and skin are much much healthier. I'm thankful to my rheumatologist, who suggested the test and medication.
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December 22, 2008 1:13 AM