I'm sorry you're dealing with that Amy G!*hugs* Thanks Amy G!
I can take 400iu of vitamin D every other day but even that makes my hyperparathyroidism symptoms worse. Not as bad as it was when I tried to take 400iu of vitamin D every other day. Hyperparathyroidism causes severe vitamin D deficiency. I had both left parathyroids removed in two surgeries in 2004/2005. The remaining parathyroids on the right having been acting up for several years. Parathyroids control the calcium levels in the body. Parathyroids work like a thermostat. When calcium levels are too high they tell the body to release calcium from the bones to raise calcium levels. When calcium levels are normal or too high the parathyroids don't switch on. In my case my Parathyroid hormone levels(PTH) have been high for several years. My calcium has been borderline high to slightly high. I had osteoporosis and kidney stones back when I was in my 20s in 2004/2005. I had osteopenia the last time my bones were checked. My hyperparathyroidism symptoms are: always tired no matter how much I sleep, frequent urination, bone pain, joint pain/stiffness, hypertension, nephrocalcinosis(calcium deposits embedded in my kidneys), constipation, muscle weakness, and muscle cramps. http://www.parathyroid.com
has a lot of wonderful information. I do know that my blood glucose, cholesterol, CEA/ CA 125, thyroid, iron levels, and liver are going to be checked. I will know once I go to get the blood tests and see the labels they print out. I bring the labels with me when I go to get my blood drawn. I had my flu shot this year with no issues. I have been on synthroid for years for hypothyroidism and I have a 1cm(the last time it was checked) nodule on my thyroid. Thank you Green Tea.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured!