I am 4 weeks post-op today for TT. History: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Multi-nodular goiter, multiple large benign nodules. Was on suppressive therapy of Synthroid .112 for past 9 years - continued same dose since TT.
6 days after surgery I was put on mega doses of calcium (4000mg/day) + Vit. D3 because my parathyroid is not working properly - damaged by surgery. The main symptom was muscle twitches and jerks. 1 week post-op my BP went through the roof (185/123) and I thought I was either having a heart attack or stroke...or both! That's when they discovered the phosphorous was too low and had me take that supplements for 2 weeks in addition to the others.
Now, as per doc's instructions at the ER visit at 1 week post-op, I am down to calcium (2000 mg/day) and Vit D3 - no more phosphorus. My muscle twitches are still here...maybe increasing some the last couple days. And, now my BP is creeping back up - 164/92. Normally I run around 120/72 so that's pretty high for me. My next appt is 6/27/12 to discuss the worshiped TSH levels.
Now, I realize I'm not going to feel great if my hormones are too low. And, I am having fatigue and full body muscle aches. My mental abilities aren't as sharp is usual either - which is frustrating. But, I was prepared for those issues as a possibility of the TT and going hypo again. My concern feels like it's more than the missing hormones. Something felt very "off" today - like I took a step BACK from healing today instead of progressing. I really can't put my finger on it....but I just feel cruddy today.
Is it possible my parathyroid is not healing? How long should it take for the parathyroid to work again? Does that cause BP issues? Can these high doses of calcium be lowing the phosphorus causing the BP to be high? Would it hurt to put myself back on the phosphorus until I see the doc again? Should the calcium supplement be higher? Why are my muscles twitching so much? Why is my BP high? What is happening here?
Any insight/advice would be greatly appreciated. I want to feel better!!!!!