Hello you wonderful people! I'm absolutely desperate for some advice! I had my full thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago tomorrow. Since that, I have had terrible trouble with calcium levels. I don't seem to be able to maintain them at all! I am prescribed Sandocal 1000 2 tablets twice daily (although I usually take around 8 a day). I'm taking 1mg vitamin D (Alphaone I think it's called) and 100mcg levothyroxine. I get tentany and end up in hospital requiring IV Calcium quite a lot. Endocrine say my calcium level must be at 2 before discharge but I've discovered from my GP that the highest I've been on discharge is 1.72!! So I was admitted to hospital Friday with a calcium level of 1.5 and after around 4 x 30 minute infusions I'd only gone to 1.7. The Dr on admission said he wants me at 2.4 before I leave and he wanted to check all of my hormone levels because he felt I was probably running on empty which was adding to the fact I'm not storing calcium. He said he felt I must be low of calcium every where and not just in my blood?! His decision to do this blood test and put me on a 20 hour infusion of calcium was made at around 8/9pm on Friday night. So the 20 hour infusion was started but no bloods. Saturday morning my results were only creeping up and I was still having symptoms, spasms in legs when sitting in certain positions, pins and needles in my face, hands, legs and feet, so a different Dr said he felt I would probably require another 20 hour infusion when the first was finished however it was a little early to say for sure. He said I did not require other hormone levels checking as we knew my calcium issues were because of the thyroidectomy. I wasn't overly happy about this decision however I listened to the consultant. After the infusion I was at 1.86 so the Drs that were on last night decided to stop my calcium! One Dr said I don't even understand how you do a 20 hour calcium infusion which in itself is a worry!! I expressed my concern in a firm manor that my levels have taken a long time to creep up and I do not want them dropping, I wanted to continue the next calcium infusion but no, nothing was done. The registrar on call said I'd had 11g of calcium and that was my limit?! Is this true?! I was left last night then wake up at 6 o'clock this morning with yet again curled up un-movable hands (tentany I think it's medically known as) horrible pins and needles again everywhere again and spasms in my legs. So the dr who decided to stop my calcium last night said 'oh dear, I didn't expect tear' and has put me on a 20 hour infusion!! Just as I requested last night! Every time I speak to someone it's a different story! I've got 5 children at home that need their mum to get home but need their mum to get home better so I'm not constantly being readmitted!! I just want to know if there are tests I should be pushing for? Or any other advice or information would be gratefully received!! Thank you in advance for your time!!