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    Taking vitamin D

    I have been a c-7 quad for 38yrs. My current doctor did blood work and said i really need to take heavy doses of vitamin D. I have read that vitamin D can cause kidney stones. So i am worry if i take the vitamin it might give me bladder stone. 25 to 30 years ago i had a problem with bladder stones but it stopped. Not sure why.
    Should i take the vitamin or ask more questions?

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    Get some sunshine and eat foods that give vitamin D. 48 years post here where where we get sun only a couple months each summer and all is well.
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    My Dr. has me taking 2000 IU daily. Been doing it for 3 years. No problems so far. I have a past history of bladder and kidney stones.

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    Have you had any stones since taking the vitamin D?

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    Eat vitamin d rich foods like salmon if you are concerned about kidney stones from supplements

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Eat vitamin d rich foods like salmon if you are concerned about kidney stones from supplements

    Thanks, sounds like a good idea.

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    Super Moderator Sue Pendleton's Avatar
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    By heavy doses did your doctor mean prescription strength like 50,000 IU every other day for 6 months? That is not an unusual occurrence in fulltime wheelers of whatever cause. I needed that about 6 years in (1998) and then went down to an OTC of 2,000 IU daily split into 2 doses. Most PCP today suggest that amount in the colder states year round even for ABs.
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    Senior Member smokey's Avatar
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    The older you get, the less vitamin D your body makes from the sun. The range your vitamin D should be in is 33-100. I take 1000 IU a day.

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    Thanks for all the replies. The link from funklab was interesting.

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