Hi, I've been suffering for years with lots of symptoms which I attributed to possible hypothyroid symptoms and GP's have only ever conducted TSH and one of the thyroid antibody tests, telling me that their labs don't do any other of the tests.
To confuse matters, I have recently been found to have slightly elevated calcium levels on several repeat tests, but by the time my GP decided to repeat test this with my parathyroid (PTH) hormone, both came back as being within range.
I should be happy about this, but given that I am still suffering with many of the symptoms that could be attributed to hyperparathyroidism, such as constant headaches, constant unending fatigue, hair loss, and aches and pains and feelings of weakness that come and go, etc, I can't help but wonder how variable these blood results can be and if it is possible that the "normal" range was actually a reflection of a natural fluctuation, possibly related to my hormonal cycle (last test was mid-month).
Whilst it wouldn't necessarily explain my difficulties with the cold, it could explain a lot, and as my symptoms affect my functioning and in turn my ability to do my job, I was really pinning my hopes on the hyperparathyroid thing as there is a cure for this and I could then actually have a life for the first time in decades. I am really desperate. I would appreciate any advice or personal experiences of similar. Could my "normal" results be just a fluke, or should I just rule this out now and just accept my lot? My GP has told me that she will not be running any more tests and is not interested in any further assessment. I am in the UK.