post parathyroid surgery

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I don't know if anyone else has experienced any problems after parathyroid surgery. My surgery was 3 weeks ago. I am experiencing on and off again periods of severe weakness and nausea. My labs have all come back normal. I almost feel bedridden at times. Very unpleasant.

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    I felt that way when my thyroid was out of walk did they only do a tsh or t3 and t4 and a antibody test?
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      Mine was the parathyroid. They've only checked the calcium. Say it's fine. The nausea is terrible, along with debilitating weakness. I can be fine for several days, and the it hits.
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    I know very little on this subject but I have a friend at work who had his parathyroid glands damaged during surgery to have his thyroid removed & he has to take calcium pills every day.  There is some info I found as follows - Patients who have had all of their parathyroid glands removed or destroyed will require high doses of calcium and Vitamin D every day for the rest of their lives. 

    Go back to your doc/surgeon/specialist and keep nagging them until they do something to make you feel better, make a nuicance of yourself if you have to.

    Good luck


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    Dear Laura

    Sorry to hear how bad you are feeling. For me it took a few weeks for the tiredness to wear off and I took a few vitamin D tablets to boost myself but other than that I felt fine.

    Did you feel like that before the op? Just wondering if it might be the after effects of the anaesthetic just working it's way out of your system?

    I had one gland removed in October last year so I am just about 3 and a half months post op now.

    Good luck and hope you are feeling better soon.



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