Hi, I’m a 26 year old having loads of vitamin problems. I am 5ft 5inches short. Weight up to 60 kg. I live in an underdeveloped country with even more under developed medical facilities available. Also, the doctors here suck.
Every since my early teenage life, I have been playing basketball. However, I have not been able to play to the level of any kid at my age due weak bones. I get cramps every few runs I take. My bones would not take too much pressure. They usually end getting weak and stressed out (usually my knees) so, after like almost over 12 years, after one night due to intense jogging right around the next day I had to show a doctor; my left leg calves BECAUSE they don’t have any strength. After showing him he said its due to lack of calcium. He did blood test. See below the results. And I had to go through ultra sound physiotherapy for 5 days.
Tab Acenac 100 mg BD x 10 days
Tab Pirox Dt 20mg BD x 7 days
Tab Ezoz 40mg BD x 10 days
Tab Vit-C BD x 10 days
Tab chymoral forte QID x 5 days
Tab Milical OD x 15 days
After showing report he gave these meds.
Cap Evion 400mg BD x 15 days
Cap Shelcal 500mg BD x 15 days
Tab Voveran SR 75mg BD x 15 days
Tab Esoz 40mg OD x 15 days
Tab Tryptomer 10mg HS x 7 days
My calves are ok now.
After showing him the results he responded by saying for my age 8.47 is very low. So I have to have at least a 9.50 or mostly a 10.50.
Henceforth. My biggest question is, will I be able to achieve my goal to increase my calcium level to a 10.5 in my youth and how?
I mean is it even possible? Like I’m 26 already
Serum calcium at 8.47 would be at the lower end of normal while this may or may not be responsible for the symptoms. Possible causes of the symptoms that may need to be considered include osteopenia, stress fractures, inflammation, neuro-muscular causes, nutrient/ micronutrient deficiencies, lack of adequate physical training leading to early muscular fatigue, issues with calcium/ vitamin D metabolism etc. The medications prescribed are rather empirical and may not provide a definite solution to the primary cause, other than symptomatic relief. If these are all the tests that have been done, I would suggest considering a detailed evaluation by an orthopedician. After a specific cause is identified, a management plan can be drafted accordingly.
Hope this is helpful.
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