Re: How serious is low calcium after thyroid surgery???
Low calcium is not a good thing....If your calcium gets too low it can kill you. I had surgery May 2005, on a Wednesday, I was sent home on a thursday, and on Friday, I was back in the hospital until Sunday becasue my calcium levels drop so low. I was put on calcium through an IV, plus took 2 500mg Oscal every 6 hours, and a vitamin D pill once a day. I'm not sure how bad your case is, but my whole body felt funny, and I vaguely remembered the Dr. telling my husband if I felt tingling and numbness to call ASAP. IMO Tums didn't do anything for me. They tasted nasty, and had no effect for me. I did take those too, but I told the Dr. theat they didn't do anything but leave a nasty taste in my mouth. LOL
I would call you Endo. Maybe he can shed soe light on the situation for you!