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@crankyyankee

I've just received the results of my follow-up tests for intact PTH and blood calcium. The initial tests were done in late November 2018. Calcium continues normal at 9.2 but my PTH decreased from 82 to 59. While 59 is within normal limits, I've read (bless you/curse you, internet) that wonky readings indicate abnormality, not just a one-off high reading. I see my doctor on Tuesday and will post again after that.

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Hello @crankyyankee

We do have a lot in common. My PTH and calcium level goes up and down as well. I do have bone pain but I'm also losing bone mass.

I also have a very low Vit D level, do you have your Vit D level checked periodically? If not that would be a good thing to request at your next appointment.

Here is some information about hyperparathyroidism (high PTH) and if you look at the article there are a number of symptoms listed including bone and joint pain.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20356194
What is the status of your bone mass? Do you have a bone density test done periodically?

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