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elevated calcium

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  • Posted By: ourfamily
  • May 30, 2008
  • 07:47 PM

I am new to this. I am a 47 year old female and had my blood work done recently. I have been on medication for 9 years for arthritic gout which they found by elevated levels of uric acid in my system. Now, they are telling me that I have elevated calcium levels in my blood and are told me to stop taking all calcium supplements. I do not take calcium supplements or daily vitamins. The only calcium I get in the over the counter meds I take is a total of 330 mg. I am a severe asthmatic and am obese. I am about 60 pounds over where the doctor tells me I should be. I am sometimes freezing and sometimes very hot. My weight goes up and down by as much as 10-14 pounds in a day. It is crazy. I drink a lot of water and do not drink any alcohol. I do not use salt on my foods and do not eat or drink a lot of dairy product. Any ideas on what can be the cause of the elevated calcium levels in my blood tests? I am to retest in 30 days. I am very worried about this.:(

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  • Elevated levels of calcium are NEVER normal and your doctor should do more tests. Our bodies regulate calcium very well and when we are low our bodies draw calcium out of our bones. When the levels are high it is usually caused by primary hyperparathyroidism. Elevated levels of calcium are also known as Hypercalcemia. Kiera
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  • Thank you. I am hoping that they will retest before 30 days, but when I called the doctor's office today, they told me that the "norm" for retesting is 30 days and to omitt the 330 mg a day of the calcium I have in my 2 meds. HHHmmmm. So I guess I will have to omitt my water pill and end up with those large silver dollar sized water blisters on my tummy and drop the Estroven for one month and be miserable until the next calcium test. Wish me luck and thanks for the response so quickly!
    ourfamily 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you drink tap water and live in a place with very hard water?
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • No tap water. I only use it for bathing, showering and washing laundry as we have such high levels of iron ore in our tap water. We drink Nestle's bottled water and cook with bottled water. We have lived in our current location for almost 11 years now.
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