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Nov 3, 2012 · Hyperparathyroidism in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I’ve been reading lately that radioactive iodine treatment for Graves doesn’t only hurt your thyroid, but any gland that takes up iodine. I wish there’d be some research into why some of us aren’t thriving after radioactive iodine, even falling apart after a certain age. Dr. David Brownstein is someone actually questioning some of these issues. I wish more would. There’s something wrong and no one is looking into it.

Sep 8, 2011 · menopause in Women's Health

My palpitations went away and my blood pressure went from a high of 140/95 back down to 110/75. But the disease did damage my bones–I now have osteopenia. I just wonder if I would have escaped the bone disease had I been diagnosed correctly three years ago. Have them check your pth and calcium levels. Hyperparathroidism makes your calcium levels too high by pulling calcium from your bones and putting it in your blood. It’s very hard on your body. My memory has definitely improved as well.

Jul 19, 2011 · Don't know what kind of specialist to see in Just Want to Talk

Check out this web page and all the pages on this site: http://parathyroid.com/diagnosis.htm

Hyperparathyroidism is a nasty, nasty disease, but it was such a relief to get an affirmative diagnosis that I could do something about. I did have surgery and am now recovering.

Jul 18, 2011 · Life after total thyroidectomy after papillary cancer in Thyroid Cancer

I think you need to find a new endocrinologist. You need to find a doctor who respects you, who will listen to your concerns and continue to search for answers to your health issues. I had to go to an alternative doctor who was willing to try natural thyroid hormone and time released T3. He was willing to think outside the box and he definitely encouraged me to participate in my own treatment by allowing me to tweak my own dosage until I felt right. He empowered me. And he also finally figured out I had another health issue that was making me sick–hyperparathyroidism. Have you been checked for parathyroid issues? You had your entire thyroid removed–were your parathyroid glands harmed during this procedure?

Jul 18, 2011 · menopause in Women's Health

When I started menopause five years ago, I began having severe heart palpitations, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue, and back pain. I had my thyroid removed in my 20’s, so I thought that might have made my menopause worse. I went to several different doctors trying to find relief. I was told to reduce stress, drink less coffee, take more calcium, get more exercise–all the standard menopause advice. I continued to get worse. I kept changing doctors trying to get another answer.. They kept running the same tests and saying the same things. FINALLY a doctor tested my calcium level and then ran more tests based on that result and discovered that I had hyperparathyroidism!!!! I can’t believe so many doctors missed that. I can’t believe no one tested my calcium levels, especially when most women are told to take 1200mg of calcium daily as they approach menopause!!! All the women on my mother’s side died before reaching 60 because of heart disease. I can’t help but think they may have all died from undiagnosed hyperparathyroidism.

Jul 18, 2011 · Exercising with Hypothyroidism in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I feel your pain. Ask them to test for thyroid and parathyroid issues.

Jul 18, 2011 · Don't know what kind of specialist to see in Just Want to Talk

Has anyone tested you for calcium levels? For PTH or thyroid levels?

Jul 18, 2011 · Don't know what kind of specialist to see in Just Want to Talk

Has anyone tested you for hyperparathyroidism?