Patient access & Parathyroid Hormone low?

Hi all, I have just got patient access to my records from the GP, but the only records I can see are blood tests and a summary of visits which only go back to 2007. However, I am somewhat perturbed about some of my blood test results. My calcium levels have been consistently below the range since 2007, my Vit D has not been tested until July this year and more importantly my Parathyroid hormone back in 2014 came back 'red flagged' at 0.3 range (1.3 - 6.8). Now considering I had a parathyroid gland removed at the same time as my TT, have been taking Alphacacidol ever since, and have complained a number of times over the years about tingling, spasms, pins & needles etc, why has nobody has picked up on this? and why has this not been monitored over the years?

By the way, I could only see the parathyroid result when I exported the file to my laptop! It is not visible online!!

So, not sure what to do about this at the moment. With lots of help and advice from the lovely people here I am now on a regime of additional Vit D and other supplements but I am not taking any calcium supplements.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I should do at this moment about this? I have been to a number of parathyroid websites and my symptoms are consistent with low calcium. Should I consider taking additional calcium or should I go back to the GP?

Thank you.

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  • Hi Sue, you probably shouldn't take much D (D3) without also taking K2 which is a cofactor of D and helps your dietary calcium get to the right place. Consider magnesium too. I don't know about parathyroid though. Good luck!

  • Hi angelaat27, Thanks. I am taking K2 and magnesium supplements. I am just a bit pee'd off about it all!

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