Worrying About My Hyperparathyroidism
Hi All… I've taken 4 PTH tests over the last 9 months and each test level has been higher than the last. The first test level was 87 and the last, taken just a week ago, was 114. The tests were only taken after I had kidney stone surgery last June, so I'm assuming my PTH level could've been high before that. I'm very worried and am not sure what's causing the problem as my calcium levels are and have always been in the normal range, 9.5 – 10. My last 2 vitamin D levels were 23. My endocrinologist told me that my PTH level is high because my D level is low and to correct that, she wants me to start taking 2,000 IUs per day until the level goes above 30. Another doctor suggested I take 4,000 IUs per day. I know that doctors regularly prescribe D when a persons D level is below 30, but I haven't read from anyone, anywhere that they're high PTH level normalized after taking it. In addition, I've read on some websites that taking vitamin D to treat hyperparathyroidism can actually raise a persons calcium level too high making their hyperparathyroidism worse, so I have some concerns about taking it. Thoughts?
*I'm a new member of the Mayoclinic's health forums and accidentally posted this post to another section of the forum before posting it here.