Sep 03, 2009 - 10:03 pm
I had surgery one week ago for a nodule on right thyroid, turned out to be papillary thyroid cancer. Parathyroids were preserved, however I have had low levels of calcium, magnesium and potassium...calcium still is problem. I have been to ER twice because of twitching and spasms, and now they have me on Calcitriol(Rocaltrol).I was told trauma to parathys can cause this, although it is rare. Has anyone else ever had this? I am not on any thyroid hormone, I think because they want me hypo prior to iodine treatment. I have been through treatment for vulvar cancer with radiation in past 8 months, I feel as if this may be harder for me to deal with, since I never felt sick with previous cancer, but now I feel sick, I have also gained 6 pounds in past week...is this normal?