November 4, 2011 was an anniversary for me. The date represents seven years since I started taking vitamin D3. I remember well what my doctor said when I told him I was going to start taking 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3. “Your organs will turn to stone, or at least that is what they taught me in med school.” His practice now is the leading practice in the area for helping resolve issues around vitamin D and disease. Thank you Dr. Perini. I have not grown any new fingers, eyes, or toes. My organs have not turned to stones. My body continues to heal confirming a report from the UK from the 1930’s that said: “If you take 5,000 to 10,000 IU of D3 per day, it will take four to eight years for your body to heal.”
My body continues to heal. I have overcome a failed back surgery and avoided three additional back surgeries that would have been required. I have maintained a low blood pressure even though it has spiked many times in the past. I have not had any more trouble with heart arrhythmias. My vision has improved. My skin tone has improved. I have no more “brain fog.” (which I am sure was from the sleep apnea and oxygen deprivation) The most important thing is that I have not died from severe sleep apnea. By the way, I also have not had a cold or the flu in the last seven years. Typical for me was three to four colds per year and the flu every two years.
Even though I grew three inches taller in one year as the spacing in my vertebral disc increased from healing, this is not the most amazing healing that happened to me. The most amazing thing is that I was able to rid myself of my CPAP for sleep apnea. For those that do not know, a CPAP is an air flow device that holds your airways open while you sleep. During my sleep test (nocturnal polysomnagraphy), I would breath for thirty seconds and then stop for thirty seconds. Of course the tech stopped the test after an hour because my blood oxygen saturation had dropped below seventy percent. I was close to death. The neurologist described my condition as severe obstructive sleep apnea. He was wrong; it was severe central sleep apnea from the nerves in my neck being compressed between C3-C4 from vitamin D deficiency. I was even finding myself not breathing during the day when I was wide awake. All of those issues have been resolved. I did not die from oxygen deprivation.
I like to answer the question; ‘Have there been any side effects or toxicity from taking that much vitamin D for seven years?’ Yes – Health! I also like to answer the question; ’Who was the physician that guided you through the healing process?’ – God!
I declare November 4 a vitamin D holiday. November 4, 2004 will forever be remembered as a glad day. – Pandemic Survivor