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  1. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    So glad I found this board! After many years of my life feeling like an endless struggle to just live normally, my parathyroid problem was finally confirmed. What is insanely frustrating is that I noticed high Calcium on blood tests going back to over 15 years ago but I was told it was not too...
  2. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi All! I'm back with some updated confusion and hoping for your expert opinions! Quick recap: Total Thyroidectomy 10/31/2013. Complication of severe hypocalcemia. Took tons of Calcium, which interfered with absorption of thyroid meds and have been hypo most of the last 8 months. I have tapered...
  3. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi thyroid friends! I thought I would check in with the valuable knowledge base here and ask for advice. Quick review: I had TT October 2013, had severe hypocalcemia, and I continue to take Calcium and Calcitriol but much less now. The Calcium was the reason for the switch to Tirosint. My Endo...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi all - a new bump in the road! Need some input or maybe encouragement. Got lab results back. I am 7 weeks out from TT. Dose of Synthroid was 100mcg for 3 weeks, then bumped to 125mcg for the last 4 weeks. My labs are exactly the same as when I got them drawn 4 weeks ago! My TSH actually went...
  5. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    Hi all, I write this from the ICU. my TT on 10/31 went perfectly, pain is minimal, and my incision looks great. However, my Calcium plummeted and I ended up with full blown hypocalcemia (nightmare experience). This was after I had IV and oral Calcium/Rocaltrol for 2 days in the hospital but was...
  6. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I have commented on several people's posts, but this is my first time starting a thread. I hope someone can help me or at least sympethize! I had a TT two weeks ago, and I am dealing with extremely low calcium levels post surgery. I ended up back in the ER less then 24 hours after...
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