Who ever said, “there is no such thing as a good thing” was never prescribed 50,000IU of Vitamin D. For those of you who have not insanely researched Vitamin D, let’s just say that 50,000IU is considered a “super dose”. Let’s also stop and think about how large of a number 50,000 is. This is the new wave of prescription for those of us with a severe Vitamin D deficiency, take 50,000IU once per week for 12 weeks and then woohoo…your deficiency is cured!
However, Gastroparesis means that your stomach does not digest things properly and it takes a looooong time. So does anyone have a guess as to the solution for the following equation:
slower than a turtle in mud stomach + insane super dose of Vitamin D = ?
Did you guess, “One screwed up body”? Ding…ding…ding…we have a winner! I have been sleeping 12-14 hours per day since I took my super dose of Vitamin D. I also am having a difficult time staying awake for more than 3-4 hours at a time. I’m not a medical professional so I have no medical way of saying if these two items are directly related, but I can’t find another logical conclusion. I scoured the internet and only found a small handful of people with the same complaint in regards to these “super doses”.
I would say that I am the most in tune with my body than I have ever been in my life and I have a gut feeling that the super dose screwed me up. I always say that I have a gimpy gut that’s 99% accurate. It really is quite phenomenal. It seems logical to me that a smaller dosage spread over an even number of time would have a better result for me. This meant that last night was spent searching the internet for a good D3 supplement without fillers in a gluten-free, dairy-free casing. (No easy fete!) This also meant that I was scouring the internet for a coupon for the supplement that I found. (As mentioned before, Gastroparesis is not a cheap disorder to have and every little bit helps.)
So today I am going to do what almost every GPer before me has done. I’m going to adjust my treatment from what my doctor has given me. I wouldn’t recommend this to you. You should ALWAYS check with your doctor before changing your treatment plan, but unfortunately GPers live in a different reality. We do an insane amount of research and the knowledge that we have gained about our bodies is INSANE!
So now I know that the GP Elves weren’t slipping me sedatives but rather were in cohoots with my doctor for one “super dose” that I don’t think is super at all.