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Vitamin D Makes You Sleepy?
Oct 21, 2010

I'm aware of the risk of low vitamin D levels with HIV. My levels are borderline normal (on the lower side). Over the last couple of years, I've tried adding vitamin D3 each day - inevitably, after day 2, what happens is I get really, really tired from it. I have tried pills, high quality vitamin D3 in MCT oil, etc. All with the same results.

I see some mention of this on the Internet (but no answers).

Can you explain why this is the case and how I might avoid the affects? Could it be that vitamin D3 interacts with my HIV meds in some unforeseen way. Presently, I take: Reyataz, Viread, Norvir, Epivir.


Response from Dr. Henry

I have not observed nor heard of any connection between vitamin D supplements and increased fatigue/sleeping. If any reader is aware of a reference or has personal experience with this please post. KH

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