I've posted on here numerous times regarding Thyroid and Parathyroid. I've had lots more blood tests done and I'm baffled by the results.
My calcium levels have been elevated for the last 6 months or more, that I know of. I had my Vitamin D checked and it was high 140nmol/L (Australian Ranges 50-130) I've also had all the Anaemia checks which are fine. My PTH was 32.2Ng/L in Nov and today it came back at 61.7Ng/L (Australian Ranges 15.0-68.0 Ng/L) so it's doubled in the past 2 months! My AST & ALT (Liver Tests) have also come back elevated. I had low magnesium and potassium levels in Sep and ended up in A&E having my appendix out due to stomach pains (which are ongoing) only to be told appendix were normal and I needed IV Magnesium and Potassium. I tested positive for ANA but negative for Lupus and Rheumatoid. My Thyroid levels change all the time and I have a lot of Hyper & Hypo symptoms as well as a lot of Hyperparathyroid symptoms. I had a Thyroid Ultrasound (not done by a Endo) which showed a small Cyst but I question whether it's actually a Parathyroid Gland. I see a Registrar Endocrinologist in Dec who was awful and told me my appointment wasn't necessary and tried to fob me off with Anxiety! I hope she chokes on that complaint letter! But I have been told today to seek an urgent Endocrinologist appointment when I return home to the UK next week, god knows how long I will have to wait due to the increased PTH levels and persistent Calcium levels.
Has anybody suffered Hyperparathyroidism? I've done so much research that I actually took my notes along with all my symptoms to the GP as my elevated calcium levels and symptoms were being totally ignored as my gut feeling is linked to Parathyroid and funnily enough got asked how I'm dealing with "life" at the moment and do I suffer Anxiety/Depression, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that makes me angry! I felt like saying, I'll tell you how "life" is treating me at the moment, it's making me feel like I'm 80 not 30 and like I've been on a 7 day bender, it's making my muscles ache, generally feeling unwell, 24hr brain fog, tummy discomfort, losing hair on the front of my scalp, palpitations, hot sweats, lack of energy and not being in the mood to play with my own children, feeling like someone is pressing on my throat where my Thyroid is, feeling well and truly peed off that I have to live like this because nobody will think outside the box and listen to my symptoms and ask themselves, why does a 30 year old have elevated calcium levels and increased PTH, so to sum it up Doc, that's life for me at the moment! She even said that we know our own bodies better than GP's, that's terrific you think that so why have I been ignored for the past 5 months!
Any input would be great and if anyone recommends an Endocrinologist in the London or Essex area that would be great as I was thinking of going to the London hospitals for my Endo appointment.