SYMPTOMS of HYPERPARATHYROIDISM

Symptoms and Signs of Hyperparathyroidism

(Count em! How many do you have? I counted 16 out of 22. I honestly never want o see the Endocrine doctor again, EVER. That is most likely the “irritability/crankiness” symptom.)

As found on https://www.parathyroid.com/parathyroid-symptoms.htm

  • Chronic fatigue / feeling tired all the time (#1 symptom)
  • General feeling of “illness” and “feeling bad” that can be hard to describe
  • Lack of interest in activities that you previously enjoyed
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Bone pain, particularly in the hands, feet, arms, and legs, but can be anywhere
  • Insomnia / difficulty sleeping through the night
  • Needing naps during the day
  • Irritability / crankiness
  • Memory loss / feeling like you might be developing dementia
  • Gastric acid reflux / heartburn / GERD
  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Thinning hair (predominately in middle aged females on the front part of the scalp)
  • Kidney stones
  • Chronic kidney disease / kidney failure
  • High Blood Pressure / Hypertension / Erratic blood pressure
  • Frequent headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Atrial fibrillation / cardiac arrhythmias
  • High liver function tests (liver blood tests)
  • Development of MGUS and abnormal blood protein levels

I could write a book about how many, how often many of the symptoms effect my life on a daily basis. They come and go, then change fast enough to think they actually existed? I can say with 100% certainty 19 of the above list affect my daily life. I’ve started to think in terms of cleaning up the mess of my life. I don’t want anyone to clean out my crap. It’s part of the dread of anxiety I feel daily. Anxiety is my number 1 symptom but that can be caused by other reasons.

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