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I didn’t mean that you were going mad! I just meant that the mind is a powerful thing and it’s such an anxious time. Make sure you ask plenty of questions on Monday x
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 Hi anne30, thanks, I wonder if I am just going a bit mad. Its entirely possible. I'll see what they say on Monday when I go again. Thanks for replyi g 

Angie x

 

 

 

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I obviously don’t know any details and I’m not a medic. I find Macmillan very good to talk to. You can ‘phone them and talk to a nurse. Worrying is not good. I like my oncologists very much and trust them. I can’t comment on yours but feel with mine that if they don’t seem worried about something then I should try not to worry (easier said than done.) The diet advice is good. I’ve really tried to take it. Nuts and greens are good for you anyway. I have bone mets and had pain in my back until the oncologist told me that there wasn’t enough cancer to cause pain at the moment. The pain then stopped. My mind plays tricks. Hope this helps x
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Hi, thanks for getting back, I'm taking 2 calcium chews per day and still no different. The pins and needles is apparently the sign of very low calcium, I think the pain might be the cancer because I have deposits on my spine. I think the most worry is that no one seems worried, only me! I'm doing all the calcium foods, I just would like someone to actually appear to be doing something. 

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Hello Angie Good advice on diet from the others. I’m on Zometa and have to take calcichew every day for calcium levels. I’ve had to take them from the start (which was last April). Hope you sort it x
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I would agree with that Ramade, I avoid dairy, apart from a small daily glass of kefir, and therefore get most of my calcium from nuts, greens and eat oily fish about once a week but do take a daily Krill oil supplement. My levels have always been very good and I only take half the daily recommended dose of my calcium supplement. There has been research that says too much dairy can be detrimental due to the acidity it can cause, which can have an adverse effect on bone health, and getting more from other sources can therefore be beneficial. Vitamins D and K are also important as is Magnesium. Kx

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Hi Angiepops, someone on this site says that eat calcium rich food like sardines, nuts etc can be really helpful. i had arm pain and pins and needles in my arm but it was caused by cancer in my neck which took a while to realise. Not wanting to worry you though i just hadn't heard of that a a side effect of low calcium. interesting though.All the best to you.

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Calcium not absorbing

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I'm on zolendronic acid infusion and anastrozole. My calcium levels are very very low , so twice treatment has been delayed. I'm recently diagnosed so in 10 weeks I've only had one infusion, they gave he a dissolved supplement for a week so I could have the first treatment. Now I've got adcal, 2 of daily, but still got the pins and needles and arm pain that signifies low calcium. When I go for bloods again this Monday I'm pretty sure its going to be too low again. I've rang them but they say I've not given it enough time. They don't seem to be listening.  Any ideas? I'm eating lots of calcium foods. Getting a bit worried that theory are very laid back about it.  Thanks. Angie