Thank you for the information. It has been very informative.
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My tests have just been included in the overall blood testing that the primary care doctor has been doing every four momths. The mg/dl calcium is not signifigantly elevated at 10.4 By the way, he has had surgery for the condition and showed me the scar. I have had edema in my ankles recently and now have to wear compression socks during the day which seems to reduce the swelling.
The doctor is still experimenting using D2 and now D3 to see if this makes a difference. The D is now up to 27 and we are hoping for at least 30, the absolute minimum. My calcium is still a little high. I wonder if fatigue is associated with PTH.
My new laptop computer's display site allows me to change the lighting on the computer screen to nighttime vision that seems to make a difference. I have scarring on my left eye after having laser treatment which causes glare problems (from bright light) and found that the yellow lens glasses I use while driving helps with the bright light from the computer.
I have solved the problem by eating a salt free rice cake smeared with cream cheese or cottage cheese about a hour before bedtime. I have been sleeping 6-8 hours a night and only get up once to go to the bathroom. When I am stressed out from something that happened during the day and wake up during the night I drink a cup of Tension Tamer Tea and usually get back to sleep in about half an hour. I hope this helps someone dealing with this problem.
Bonnie: Use it as it comes out of the wrapping. I use it dry, just rub it on the cramp area when it occurs. If you don't like the residue that it leaves, you can wash it off after the cramp is gone. I don't wash it off. But there is no reason you can't wash it off. I keep the soap next to my bed because I mostly get the cramps in my legs at night.
Some people leave the soap under their bottom bedsheet and it works for them that way. I also use it to calm the arthritic pain in my shoulder. I hope it gives you some relief!