I'm on yet another mission to solve my existing symptoms and need your help.
Just a quick bit of background as to why my thinking is taking me down this route.
Last May my vitD was 12.5 and after two weeks of 50,000iu supplements is went up to 154
ALP levels was 300 (80 - 260)
Parathyroid level was 6 (0.95 - 5.7)
Calcium levels were at top of range
After VitD treatment my parathyroid level came down, calcium went down slightly and didn't take much notice of what my ALP was doing (which I now know was foolish)
This April my vitD had dropped again to 43.9 and again went on 50,000iu supplements for a week but have not had a retest yet.
ALP levels are 316 (80 - 260)
Parathyroid level is 9.8 (0.95 - 5.7)
Calcium levels still top of range
I need to add here that after the first loading dose of VitD my GP told me to supplement 1,000iu daily to maintain levels but on doing this the heart palps I was suffering got worse so I stopped. My palps have been a lot better recently until I then took my second loading dose of VitD last month when they came back with a vengeance.
With the results above and the heart palps/missing beats issue I decided to do some research on the parathyroid and to my amazement found three things that really struck a cord with me. The first one being that having a parathyroid problem causes the electrical working of the heart to go haywire and secondly (which is the one that really started ringing alarm bells) was that taking any form of VitD will cause a strange reaction, namely an increase in palps/erratic heart activity (which I mentioned to my GP last week). The third finding was that liver tests come back wrong - hence the high ALP levels.
Have also learnt that when the parathyroid reading is high it means that the body is calling for more calcium (much the same as when the TSH level is high its calling for more thyroid hormone) and uses up all the bodies VitD reserves to make more calcium, once its used up almost all of your VitD it then takes the calcium from the bones - hence my high ALP levels. I did ask my GP where all that vitD had gone but she couldn't/wouldn't answer. It then deposits the calcium in all the wrong places like your kidney's (which leads to gall stones) and your heart.
I am due to see my endo on the 30th and, although he also has all the above results, he has said nothing about a possible parathyroid problem so I want to go armed with as much info and as many facts as I can to enable me to get a scan done so that this problem can be, either ruled out, or be treated.
Sorry for the long question - it takes some reading doesn't it.