Patient Comments: Vitamins And Calcium Supplements - Side Effects

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What side effects have you experienced from taking vitamins and/or calcium supplements? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: meunknown, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I had severe joint pain for a month and a half; no idea what caused it. It started in my feet, moved up to my knees, hips, arms, shoulders, wrists and fingers. I would wake up with my joints so stiff and painful it would take 20 minutes for me to get moving off my bed! I couldn't lift my hands above my head, couldn't put on my bra, it hurt to sit, hurt to get up, and hurt to stand. I tried cutting out sugar, gluten, and other known allergens. I tried different supplements and nothing worked. Then I bought a coconut at the store because my kids hadn't had real coconut before. They were all excited to try the coconut water, but they didn't like it, so I drank it. The next day I wasn't so sore, so I drank the rest of the coconut water and improvement the next day also! So I went to the health food store and bought coconut water. I drink a glass every day. And now I can walk, run, play with my kids, dress myself! I still have occasional stiffness in my hands, but nothing like it was before. I know that coconut water has a lot of potassium in it and although my potassium levels were never checked, I was tested for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, both which came back negative.

Comment from: Eliza, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

Having taken Adcal-D3 caplets for over 2 years for early menopause I have been experiencing lethargy, swollen neck, and weakness all over my body especially my legs. My chiropractor suggested I see my general physician (GP) regarding the swollen neck. As it turns out I am suffering from hypocalcemia toxicity. This was the first blood test in all that time. A blood test should have been requested after taking this medicine for 6 months. If my chiropractor had not urged me to see the GP, who knows how long I would have been poisoned. I urge people who take Adcal-D3 to ensure they have regular blood tests to check their calcium levels.

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