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Old 07-26-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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question about TT and taking calcuim

Has anyone had a TT and had to take calcuim afterwards? How long does it take to get calcium back within normal levels? Has anyone's calcium not returned to normal and now you have to take calcium from now on? My TT was 2 weeks ago and my calcium just won't get back to normal. Worried about having to take this forever...Appreciate anyone's input.....

 
Old 07-26-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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Re: question about TT and taking calcuim

My calcium was a mess after surgery. I had to take it for a month before my levels stabilized. Some people take longer to stabilize. Everyone is different. My levels are normal now and I don't have to take all that calcium anymore.
GIve it some more time. I know how scary it can be.

 
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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Re: question about TT and taking calcuim

Hi!
My TT was June 21st and I have still have bad problems with my calcium. My endo is really trying to get a handle on it since it seems like it should have resolved itself. The cramping, tingling is rough! Keep hanging on!
Kathy

 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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My calcium was a mess after surgery. I had to take it for a month before my levels stabilized. Some people take longer to stabilize. Everyone is different. My levels are normal now and I don't have to take all that calcium anymore.
GIve it some more time. I know how scary it can be.

How much calcium did you have to take? I called my md and he ordered me to up my dose to 3 tabs 4 times a day (1500mg -4 times a day)

i have been tingling all day!! calcium yesterday 8.0 down from a week ago from 8.2

 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:46 PM   #5
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Hi!
My TT was June 21st and I have still have bad problems with my calcium. My endo is really trying to get a handle on it since it seems like it should have resolved itself. The cramping, tingling is rough! Keep hanging on!
Kathy
How much calcium are you having to take? My md called just now and upped my dose from 4000 mg a day to 6000mg a day!!

 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Re: question about TT and taking calcuim

I was taking between 4,000 and 6,000 mg a day.
Hang in there. I know it's scary, but hopefully just temorary.
Sounds like your parathyroids are traumatized from the surgery, sometimes they need time to readjust. I'm sending you positive thoughts.
I was scared to death when that happened to me. Try to stay calm and just keep taking the calcium. Think positive. This same thing happened to me. I even ended up in the ER at one point getting my levels checked. They were all over the place for awhile. Now they are perfect and I feel great!
I know I'm just a stranger on the Internet. I'm here to support you though.

 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:28 PM   #7
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Re: question about TT and taking calcuim

you may be a stranger on the internet but knowing someone else was taking that much calcium makes me feel better. did you ever have symptoms of too much? like constipation or nausea/vomiting? how long did you take that much for?

 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:50 PM   #8
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I take anywhere from 3000 to 5000 mg per day. I am trying to wean off to get the parathyroids to kick in. I think they are lazy! Plus I have to take magnesium, and Rocalcitrol to absorb the calcium. I know it seems like a lot. Hey, how cruel is it for the hospital to make you swallow those big things after surgery - ouch!
Kathy

 
Old 07-27-2006, 06:23 AM   #9
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Re: question about TT and taking calcuim

thanks for all the replies...One more question, what about twitching on the side of your mouth? that started last night, little twitching on my left side of the mouth...

 
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