I've been diagnosed with slightly low vitamin d deficiency. when I take the low strength tablet about 10ug or 400iu I actually feel less depressed but the only problem is that after a period of time I start to get blood in my stool and a bad cough. is this my body getting used to it? should I persevere or should I stop taking the tablets and look for another method of obtaining vitamin d like cod liver oil?
strangely when I stop taking the tablets my symptoms (cough and blood on toilet paper) disappear but I feel depressed again.
Hi! I started taking vit d2 (ergocal) 1.25 mg as prescribed by my primary care doc a few weeks ago. (I didn't realize how cruddy low vit D could make you feel..after she told me... that explained a lot haha) Anyway, she had me take one once a week for 4 weeks than one once a month. I've noticed no blood in the stool. I've had a dry cough recently BUT I also have mod - severe copd BUT I also take a lot of opiads every day for something else which usually prevents me from coughing. So I don't know. I'd say that I've only experienced positives from the vit D. I would talk to the doc about it if I were you. But I always mention anything that's different to my doc (she's pretty awesome... I'm lucky) Blood in the stool would freak me out; doesn't seem like that's ever a good thing but, hey... maybe it's nothing! Best to find out. Best wishes!!! ( I bet it's you're fine!!! :) Jack
5 March 2015
I take 2000 iu, that I've never had, see your Doctor and get this checked out ASAP something is wrong, find out.
4 March 2015
I doubt very much this is related to the vitamin, unless you're taking far too much of it.
4 March 2015
Blood from your rectum and a bad cough have nothing to do with taking vit d.