i've had fatigue syndrome for almost 3 years - so i lie down a lot and not one-fifth of how active i used to be. i've improved gradually but for the first 2 years i was very inactive. should i be taking calcium? my levels seem okay. do you get calcium levels tested? have you had a test for osteoporosis or bone density?
I take calcium supps along with many others because teeth problems due to Sjogrens lack of Salvia. Doc's recommend calcium supp to most women past 30 or 40 I believe. If you are inactive, yogurt might be good because it would help with digestive health. When you are inactive it seems you always have digestive problems. Good luck.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to get some blood tests run and to ask for a bone density test as well. You should definitely be taking some kind of calcium supplement, but make sure you discuss this with your doctor. Also, in order for your body to absorb it properly you should be taking a decent amount of vitamin D3 as well. When you have Fibro, CFS, or thyroid issues going on it's very easy for your body to lose it fast. Your body will not absorb the vitamin D, therefore the calcium absorption won't be happening either. I would definitely have a talk with the doc and do some research online too.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.