I forgot to add that I had a severe drop in my calcium levels and ended up in the hospital again for 4 nights. On mega doses of calcium and waiting for my levels to get normal again..
I think the calcium has no iodine in them so can I still take them while waiting for RAI?
I'm so sorry you have this to deal with. I hope you get a lot of feedback from those here who have gone through cancer.
I also hope your calcium levels come back to normal soon. Perhaps asking a pharmacist about the calcium/iodine might help.
We're here to offer help as well as moral support.
Take good care.
Lzimm sorry to hear about this.. I was diagonsed with my Papillary cancer in 2007 and had my TT in mar 2007.. the surgeon took out most of the cancer he could find and he also removed 2 of my parathyroid glands too.. I also ended up in the hospital for low blood calcium levels... I had to take Calictrol in order to control the blood calcium levels and also pop a lot of calcium tablets... My doctor didnt let me Thyroid medications after my surgery cause my RAI treatment was on Apr 2007.. I started taking my thyroid medications 24 hrs after the RAI
I took the calcium tablets and Calcitrol for few months and then my endo weened me off the Calcitrol and i used to take 6 calcium tablets a day.. but now i take 2 -3 a day.
If u need more information dont hesitate to ask..