Stephanie J. | Hypercalcemia

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Adayah Balog


“… thanks to the RCP… I am no longer at risk of sudden death and I have some quality of life back. Today, I’m on ZERO medications, I sleep 6-7 hours/night, my heart has normal rhythm, I haven’t had a seizure in over a year, my blood pressure is normal…”

Two years ago today, I was at Cleveland Clinic with stroke-level blood pressure, severe heart arrhythmia/palpitations, seizures, a sudden-onset ulcer, intractable insomnia (hadn’t slept more than 2 hours PER WEEK for nearly a year). Over that year, I had been put on 3 different blood pressure medications, anti-anxiety medications, high- dose prescription antacids, and various sleep medications – none of which helped. After an entire two days of testing, the doctors at Cleveland Clinic told me they had no idea what was wrong with me and they sent me home saying they couldn’t help me other than to say to keep taking all the medication I was already prescribed. I was in such bad shape I could not leave the house and could barely function at all. I would have another entire year of suffering, not knowing what was wrong with me, being in and out of various hospitals, and seeing a myriad of doctors and specialists before finding out what was really wrong.

Thanks to the Magnesium Advocacy Group and all the bloodwork done by the Center For Holistic Medicine, I discovered I had severe hypercalcemia caused by vitamin D3 supplementation (10,000 IU/day) prescribed by my former doctor. I know I still have 2 more years to go before all the D3 is out of my body, but thanks to the RCP, which I started in April 2018, I am no longer at risk of sudden death and I have some quality of life back. Today, I’m on ZERO medications, I sleep 6-7 hours/night, my heart has normal rhythm, I haven’t had a seizure in over a year, my blood pressure is normal and – did I mention – I no longer take any medications.

For what it’s worth, most likely I would have had severe arterial calcium build-up if not for the fact that I have been on a low carb, high fat (LCHF) way of eating for more than 7 years. It quite literally saved my life or I wouldn’t have been able to survive nearly 3 years of hypercalcemia without developing wide-spread arteriosclerosis. I’m also a testimony to healthy fats and cholesterol being protective to the body.

Now I just have to continue working with my RCPC, Patrick Boyle, who is amazing, and hopefully my thyroid function will return. The D3 overdose destroyed much of my retinol, which is required for the conversion of T4 to T3. My T3 is extremely low and it resulted in a lot of weight gain over the past 6 months despite continuing with a very low carb WOE. So, I’m hoping to be less fat in the near future.