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tetany

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 21, 2008
  • 07:51 PM

Hi! I dont live in the USA, but I would be really greatful if you could help me somehow. Maybe somebody had the same problems and now is ok, each hint is very valuable for me:)I have tetany since March last year. It has been diagnosed by very strong Chvostek's sign and tetany test (+++), which I made after first attack of spasms. My thyroid seems to be good, I have it checked.The dostors prescribed me magnesium and calcium, vitaminum B6. Unfortunatelly things are getting worse. I am extremly tired, sleepy, cannot concentrate, have muscles, joint and bones aches. This thing is complicating my life so much, cannot work and study, because I get attacks. Because of this everything i got depression, partially because of lack of calcium, partially because i am extremly fed up with treatment that doesn't give anything. The worst thing is that it is affecting my psycho now. Maybe somebody know where this tetany can come from? where to go and who to ask? Endocrinologist says that he cannot help, neurologist doesn't know what to do and psychiatrist( who I also visited) says, that I have to find somatic reason for tetany...I am really powerless and don't know what to do. Thanks for help. Nat.

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  • Regarding pain in the legs: try to eat lots of potassium-rich foods and perhaps take a potassium supplement. Don't drink Coke or other fizzy drinks, which make the problem worse.I have had similar problems with muscle and joint pain and have had success with the potassium foods etc., though I still have terrible leg, foot and finger cramps. As long as I keep up the potassium foods I'm fine!Hope this helps.
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  • A licensed massage therapist or physical therapist can easily help you treat and relieve the tetany, as long as you also keep up with any meds they are giving you (prescription vitamins especially). Look for qualifications-- they should have continuing education in both neuromuscular techniques and especially myofascial release.
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