So ... my doctor's office called ... they want to do more blood tests because my calcium levels are too high. I always thought it would be a good thing to have lots of calcium. Nope ... it always means there is a problem. The most common one is hyperparathyroidism ... 98% of cases of high Ca ... The second cause is cancer ... but ususally not the cause if you are not really sick with a malignancy.
So ... what is this hyper parathyroidism? I am not quite sure but I do know it is fixable ...
And these are the symptoms ... I have starred my own ...
Symptoms of Parathyroid Disease
*Loss of energy. Don't feel like doing much. Tired all the time. Chronic fatigue.
*Just don't feel well; don't quite feel normal. Hard to explain but just feel kind of bad.
*Feel old. Don't have the interest in things that you used to.
*Can't concentrate, or can't keep your concentration like in the past.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.
Bones hurt; typically it's bones in the legs and arms but can be most bones.
*Don't sleep like you used to. Wake up in middle of night. Trouble getting to sleep.
*Tired during the day and frequently feel like you want a nap.
Spouse claims you are more irritable and harder to get along with (cranky, bitchy).
Forget simple things that you used to remember very easily (worsening memory).
Gastric acid reflux; heartburn; GERD.
Decrease in sex drive.
Thinning hair (predominately in middle aged females on the front part of the scalp).
High Blood Pressure (sometimes mild, sometimes quite severe; up and down a lot).
*Recurrent Headaches (usually patients under the age of 40). (*just starting agai after years of being headache free.)
Heart Palpitations (arrhythmias). Typically atrial arrhythmias.
So ... at least there's a reason for being exhausted all the time ...
Now to get things back to normal.