Concerns going for my annual check-up

By TYPE2LEW Latest Reply 2013-02-25 10:38:39 -0600
Started 2013-02-24 13:57:11 -0600

So I'm going for my annual checkup. I have a few concerns. I've been a bit more active lately and after playing a basketball game I've been feeling really sore. Everytime I have a game, I think about the pain I'm going to be in the next day. I feel I lack calcium. My bones feel weak to the point where It hurts to walk the next day. What questions do you think I can ask my DR? I feel the same way when I run! I hate it cause I love being active knowing I'm going to feel it for the next few days. ( I workout 4 to 5 times a week )

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-25 10:38:39 -0600 Report

You basically asked and answered your own question. You know what is happening to you so you already know what to ask your doctor. If you are very active, there is a possibility that you are not giving your body time to recover after a game before you start your exercise routine. In fact this very question was asked of a personal trainer/physical therapist on the news Saturday morning. She also said if the problem persists to ask the doctor for testing that involves bone density, blood and calcium levels.

You are asking people who know nothing of your medical history or medical conditions to tell you what questions you should be asking your doctor. You know what is happening to you. Your questions should be based on that. Good luck and I hope all is well in the end.

jayabee52 2013-02-24 23:44:57 -0600 Report

Lew, you might be experiencing arthritis. Or you may be overworking your muscles (if your muscles are sore for a day or two after). All I can say is tell your Dr all your symptoms and your fears (low calcium)

If he is any kind of a Dr, he will probably test you for a lot of things and then will get back with you for the results of the tests.

Me? I have high parathyroid hormones (600+ when normal is around a 3 to 6) that leaches the calcium out of my bones, so they can become like sponges. That is due in large part to my kidneys being messed up.

So if you feel like asking perhaps ask him to do a PTH test to ease your mind.