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Lupus

Calcium

08/20/2002

Question:

My wife has Lupus and her Calcium goes crazy from highs to lows and can`t seem to get a real reading on happy medimun. Doctors say take more Vitamin d and higher dosages of Calcium. Its stays at around 9 then goes lows to 3. Then she has to be put in hospital for High dosages thru veins. Are they serving her well by this not knowing were this meduimn lies. What would bring it down this much?

Answer:

Without an evaluation I cannot explain this. She may wish to see an endocrinologist.

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Response by:

Anne-Barbara Mongey, MD
Formerly, Director, Arthritis Clinic, Univerity Hospital
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati