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Old 03-12-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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Twitching and slight cramping

Its been a while since I have posted. I had half of my thyroid removed on feb 3rd and all has gone well. I have gained about 5 lbs since the surgery I am 6'3" and skinny so this is not a bad thing.

Lately though, I have had a little twitching and cramping in the thigh, calf and hand.

This happend years ago and the GP said ALS/MS maybe. The neuro said not a chance of either one. They love to scare the c**p out of you. Neuro thought it was due to blood poisening I had weeks before.

Has anyone else had this problem with only half of the thyroid removed?

What supplaments are good to take for the twitching and cramping?

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Old 03-12-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Twitching and slight cramping

Oh dear, you are going through the same thing as me however your surgery was a couple weeks prior to mine. I would suggest starting to take calcium supplements, taking 1 pill 3xdaily with food at meal time. It won't hurt you to do so. I would definitely get your calcium level checked as it could be just a little lower than normal.

How long has this been going on? Do you have any tingling feeling or like your feeling your feet and hands are falling asleep? If so, that means you are low on calcium which is regulated by your parathyroids.

I use Caltrate without the vitamin D added (box white and blue), they are 600 mg of elemental calcium. I am now starting the weaning process, so now i'm only taking 12 pills a day instead of 16.

If you don't have calcium pills at home, try a few tums as those have loads of calcium per tablet, I think 300 mg of elemental per tablet. For a change of pace, I take 7 pink ones at a sitting cuz they taste pretty good as opposed to a tablespoon of chalkdust mixed in strawberry jam!! (The pills don't dissolve in my stomach so I must crush them and mix with jam----mmmm good, NOT)

Let us know how it goes!

Old 03-12-2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: Twitching and slight cramping

I remember someone saying potassium and magnesuim for legs that hurt and twitch at night. I think those are usually in calcium tablets anyway, aren't they?

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