← Return to Metanephrines and the beginning stages (in a way) of a tumor search

Discussion
Comment receiving replies
@toomanyoars

Thank you for your response. Without going into a lot of detail right now this is where we are. I have Fibromyalgia. So getting a physician to look at other things at this point have been difficult. As far as what has been ruled out…several autoimmune diseases and thyroid ? (I have nodules but my T3 and T4 are in the normal range). My BP spikes and has for some time. Small triggers (stress, food) seem to bring it on sometimes but not others. BP hasn't been able to be controlled by meds. Potassium is always below normal as well as D and B12. Cardiac enzymes and EKGs are always good. I have insomnia. My average sleep is 2 to 4 hours. My heart races and I get an 'energy boost' about 9 pm every night. I am past mesopause and for awhile they assumed my sweating was menopause related but it's very different. Headaches are common and I have little appetite. Most foods I used to be able to eat I can no longer tolerate anyway. There are other issues but that's the main gist of things. I fought with my Endo for 3 years trying to get her to examine, at least with blood tests the adrenal and pituitary not just thyroid and estrogen. (I live in an area where we have one Endo in a little over 100 miles). Finally I found a new MD that didn't just defer to the Endocrinologist. He is convinced there is a tumor so we are starting from 0. Blood and urine tests just completed then go from there.

Jump to this post


Replies to "Thank you for your response. Without going into a lot of detail right now this is..."

Hello @toomanyoars, I am glad to find that you have a new MD who is willing to look further into your situation. Of the tests you have mentioned, I didn't see that you have a blood test for parathyroid (different than the thyroid) or the calcium levels. Any bone loss and/or kidney stones?

Since you are looking for answers you might find this website from Mayo Clinic interesting, It is regarding hyperparathyroidism which is often overlooked. Here is the link, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20356194.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you as you continue to search for answers. Will you post again when convenient?

  Request Appointment