Hello, I have had an underachieve thyroid for many years, I haven't felt well for most of those years and particularly the last couple, I had my usual blood tests and were told I was fine because I was within the normal range and my meds just stayed the same, however, in January my blood results showed I that I had gone from Hypo to Hyper despite having all the symptoms of an under treated underachieve thyroid. My doctor decided to test my Parathyroid hormone levels. She called me in with the results and said there was a problem and that she would need to do more blood test, calcium, magnesium, Vit d. I called the surgery today and was given the results over the phone by a receptionist as the doctor is not there until next week. My PTH is 0.9 and my Vit D is 50, the receptionist said the lab indicated these were both low.
I feel quite poorly, very tired, I can concentrate and I seem to lose my way when having conversations with people, silly things like forgetting words or what I was talking about. I have pins and needles in my arms and hands, severe pain in my left arm, which Ive had for three months now, I have restless legs and I cannot sleep. Also my throat is very croaky and feels strange when I swallow, plus my actual thyroid gland looks enlarged.
Im not sure what all this means, obviously I have a thyroid problem but now is it possible I have a Parathyroid problem and if so how did I come by this as everything I have read on line suggests it is usually down to surgery on the thyroid gland causing damage.
Any information would be really appreciated as it seems very complex.