Thyroid UK
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Relief and Hopeful

These symptoms have plagued me on & off since childhood. Sensitivity to cold, muscle cramps, tingling and numbness, sore from weak muscles. I experience very moody months, as of two years ago, nerve damage including sciatic nerve damage, minimal range of motion and recently heart slowed rate resting at 40. Slowed labored breaths and fatigue.

ER visit alerted me of calcium levels 2.4 and magnesium power.

I now know thatbmybthyroid is compromised and I have Hypocalcaemia as a result. The prolonged neglect required immediate hospitalization. First time outside of child birth.

I'm happy I'm getting real answers, relieved! Although a little perturbed by doctors disregard for symptoms.... this should have been discovered long ago. I've been ignored and treated only for anxiety for fifteen years. All the while, in my heart and body knowing something else was happening!!

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Only when pregnant and two other times has my calcium levels been reported low. In the span of 20 years, three separate medical groups have neglected finding true cause. Thanks Emory Hospital Johns Creek for the enlightenment!

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For full evaluation you ideally need TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, TPO and TG antibodies, plus vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 tested

Low calcium can be due to low vitamin D - extremely common when hypothyroid

Or due to parathyroid issue (rarer)

All thyroid tests should be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH and most consistent results

Link about antibodies

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

Link about thyroid blood tests

thyroiduk.org/tuk/testing/t...

List of hypothyroid symptoms

thyroiduk.org/tuk/about_the...

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