Today I saw a new gp at my surgery. I cannot believe the difference from the last one and wish I had seen this one months ago. She ordered Parathyroid and Calcium tests last week after she had seen the previous results.
The Calcium is mid range 2.22 mmol/L 2.1 - 2.55
Parathyroid is 20.4 with a range 1.5 - 7.6 as you can see this is well over range.
She also did the kidney function tests again,
Sodium 142 (133 - 146) last month 142
Potassium 4.7 (3.5 - 5.3) 4.8
Urea 7.1 (2.5 - 7.8) 8.2
Creatinine 68 (44 - 80) 90
Estimated GFR GT60 mL/min ? Don't know what this is?
Alkaline Phosphatase 63 (30 - 130) 61
Albumin 36 (35 - 50) 37
She tells me there is certainly something going on but she wants to do all the tests again in two weeks time, Full thyroid screen, fbc, Iron, ferritin, folate, Vit d, B12, kidneys, plus Amilase and Thyroidn antibodies. She does not think the lab will repeat the FT3 because it was only done in November. She is probably correct here. She has promised that as soon as these results are back she will write to the endo who I am waiting to see. She says it is possible I may get an earlier appointment. (Or maybe not).
She is not starting me on B12 or Vit D until these results are through as they may skew the results and not show exactly what is going on.
I told her I am researching my conditions as I want to be fully aware of what my treatment is and why. She says she is very happy about this and wishes more people would get involved in their treatment. She is happy that I am using the internet, she warned me that everything is not always right, I already know this, but that if the research has been published or been approved by British Medical Association? then that will be good. What a difference to the other gp. I told her that I would be seeing her regularly as I did not really get on with the other gp. She told me that was fine, that we cannot always gel with everyone. (wow is this girl real).
I am going to ask that she is my named gp, my named one has been away from the surgery for nearly a year on maternity leave and no-one can tell me if she is intending to come back, plus I have never seen her.
More info in a fortnight or so. Hope I have a date for the endo by then, fingers crossed.