high blood calcium anyone?

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inflamed
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   Posted 2/12/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My PCP told me today that my blood calcium has been borderline high. She retested today, but said it could explain some of my fatigue. Anyone know much about this? I'm a bit surprised b/c I just had a baby and am nursing, so I would expect it to be low.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


njmom
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   Posted 2/12/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm...if you have high blood calcium, you might want a specialist - an endocrinologist - to check your vitamin D and PTH levels. 
 
When the storage form of D is low enough, the PTH kicks in to bump up the amount of D in the bloodstream, and grabs calcium from wherever it can, because calcium in your bloodstream needs to be constant. It can grab it from your bones, which is not good. This can also result in calcium that is too high and an overtaxed parathyroid gland. If the endocrinologist finds that your vitamin D is low and the PTH is high, then vitamin D supplements can help correct the problem.
 
 
The following link talks about the vitamin D test:

inflamed
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for those links. I should have asked more questions before I left, but I just didn't think of them at the time.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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