Is this Hyperparathyroid
I have been sick for couple of years now and NO Doctor can figure out what is wrong with me. Can you please tell me what other tests i should do to confirm my parathyroid problem.
I am a female and 40 years old. I just realized after reading over all my labs from last 2 years that my calcium is high normal. It's been 9.8, 9.9, 10.2. My Alkaline Phosphate has gone from 82 to 112.
I have terrible hip pain, shoulder blades that are so weak my PT couldn't believe how they wing off my back. There are knots all in my shoulder blades and both knees are swollen under the knee cap filled with fluid/bursitis. I have terrible edema and weight gain (not sure if this is related). I have always been a big exerciser and healthy woman until the last 2 years. My hips hurt so bad it hurts to walk. I also noticed that when i take vitamin D they are much worse. I pee excessively and I wake up at least 3-5 times a night. I am always thirsty and I can drink 90 ounces of water and still be thirsty! I also have high aldosterone (60 and the high normal is 30) and read that it can be connected to hyperparathyroid.
I have such fatigue I can't remember what i am doing and have no energy. I am moody and have no sex drive. People wonder how i can always be so tired even when i nap & sleep. I can't remember how to spell things and i always right myself notes and when i find them i dont remember writing them! it's scary! i used to have the best memory for all details. No Doctor has ever been concerned that my calcium has been 10.2 and i have such terrible body aches, muscle aches and bone pain. my legs ache so bad i cant cook dinner some nights. I also have tachycardia. My pulse is over 100 when standing (125 by evening) but 80 when sitting. I have tried using sea salt to lower it but it doesnt really help. also, tried gatorade, etc
Blurred vision in the morning
body aches in the morning
body cracks and pops all day
Bone pain or tenderness
Increased urine output
Loss of appetite
Muscle weakness and pain
Last edited by waterbegone; 04-23-2012 at 06:49 AM.