Parathyroidectomy

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hi, i had a parathyroidectomy last friday the 29 th of September to remove my lower right gland because of a tumour. I had no problem after the operation and was discharged saturday. Everything seemed fine until yesterday. I started with numbness and tingling around my face hands and legs. I woke at 2 this morning with real bad aches and numbness in my face shoulders and arms. I am on vit d supplements but nothing else. Has anyone else had this problem. Thanks Anne

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    I had a thyroidectomy in August , and I suffered numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes for weeks. 

    The drs didn't panic.

    i was taking Calcium supplements post surgery, and I'm on levothyroxine.

    the tingling is a bit better now but it was awful for weeks.

    dont know if this helps any? X

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      hi, my gp won't prescribe calcium just vitamin d . I felt so well the first three days. I also have terrible buzzing in my head. They just say you've had anasthetic recently 

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      I was told to rest, as my system was unhappy.

      then I had a blood clot !! I'm now on anticoagulants for 6 months!!!

      my calcium levels by blood tests show I they're OK. My t4 is within levels.

      but I still get some tingling, and I get horribly tired and nauseous.

      i think they don't quite know what to expect.

      i certainly haven't even seen a specialist since my surgery!!

      just phone calls and requests for blood tests.

      its a progression, no magic to get to better health I guess.

      keep a diary, mark symptoms and duration x

      good luck!

       

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    It sounds like you have low calcium.  I don't know much about this.  You should join Sally Bally's Facebook site where there's a mine of information and a fantastic support group.  Here's the address to google:

     Hyperparathyroid UK Action4Change

    Alan

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      Hi, i've been to my gp today and am having bloods done but not until next week but they say i don't need calcium supplements. Am feeling a bit stuck 

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    I've read that those symptoms are a result of the drop in calcium. I believe that is a common occurrence after this surgery. I would consult with your doctor and ask whether or not you should be taking  calcium supplements. Keep us posted. How do you feel otherwise? 

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