Hi everyone I'm just looking for some info and help regarding parathyroid and thyroid problems, if they can Co exist or one can cause the other.
A few months ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.
My tsh was about 4.2 6.8 8.0 etc so always elevated. My calcium was 2.70 2.69 2.61 2.74.
I also have osteopenia in arms spine and on the way in my neck.
I have read that thyroid problems can rise calcium levels as there can be a problem with calciton. Which acts against the parathyroid hormone. Calcitonin decrease calcium levels in blood and phosphorus.
Where as parathyroid hormone increases blood calcium and phosphorus loss.
I have a lowish vit d low to low normal phosphorus and raised calcium.
I was started on a low dose of thyroxine which raised my free t4
I was also started on cinacalcet to normalise my calcium and supress parathyroid horome.
Since normalising my calcium with cinacalcet the low dose of thyroxine has made me hyperthyroid so I have now been told to stop taking thyroxine.
So I am thinking and so are my doctors that my parathyroid problem had caused a problem with my thyroid since my calcium has been normalised my thyroid has normalised.
However I know it is very complicated
but surely if I just hadon't a thyroid problem it wouldn't be causing high calcium and low phosphorus.
All so confusing... maybe I'll health and a parathyroid problem has caused issues with my thyroid regulation. .
Any help would be great thanks much appreciated