I am very hard to diagnose, I was told. I have been seeing an Endo for normal calcium levels, Very high PTH levels and very low Vitamin D. Sestamibi scans (2) show a type E or a Type C (right sided) parathyroid adenoma. I have been on periods of 50,000 Units of Vitamin D2 for weeks at a time (toxic side effects) and then off and retested. I cannot get the vitamin D higher than 26. My range is 6 to 26. PTH runs from 60 to 130. My ENDO and his collegue will not go out of the box....meaning they would not order a 24 hour urine looking for calcium...they would not order a Bone density scan...and blood testing is far and few between. Last week my GYN hit the roof. She ordered a bone density test, Plain vertebral x-rays of the lumbar and Thoracic and sent me to a urologist to look for stones as I have had Kidney stones in the past. I have lost 2" in height in 24 months and have ongoing back pains. She told me that I have not been worked up properly by the Endo group I am seeing. Doctor, doing my own research I feel I may have secondary hyperparathyroidism since calcium is normal. The GYN took Ionized calcium and that came back a tad low. We are waiting for other results and then I need to find some educated HPT.endo's, she said.
Dr. isn't Vitamin D3 better than Vitamin D2 for getting the PTH lowered and the Vit. D raised thus shrinking the parathyroid adenoma. Can one get D3 vitamin without an RX? One nuclear radiologist feels the parathyroid adenoma is a shadow jumping off from the 2 thyroid adenoma's also on the right side. I was told that I am such a rare case that no one wants to touch me. The problem is normal calcium levels, seen. I have symptoms of HPT and or low D. Gerd, stones, moans and groans and calcified heart arteries and up and down blood pressures. I read that taking our this tumor could be detrimental to my health unless I have elevated calcium. I do not have this.
Your thoughts, please.
Audrey...Thank You....Senior female.