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Shouldn't affect your diagnosis
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Taking vitamin d will not affect your diagnosis one way or another, HOWEVER, taking vitamin d when you have high calcium levels should be done VERY cautiously. If you have an appointment with an endocrinologist in the near future, it would be prudent to discuss taking Vitamin d with them before you start taking it.

If you don't have an appointment with an endocrinologist, then I would suggest that you get one soon. The tests that you describe your primary doctor is doing are not going to diagnose hyperparathyroidism, they are only going to tell you how bad off your body is from the effects of the high calcium levels, but that is very different from diagnosing hyperparathryoidism. He's testing for the EFFECTS of the problem on your body, not the cause of the problem. And it's likely that you'll need to see an endocrinologist- preferably one that specializes in hyperparathyoidism- in order to get diagnosed properly.

But in answer to your question, I can't tell you whether you 'should' or 'should not' take the vitamin d before you get a hyperparathyroidism diagnosis (or get cleared that you don't have it), but you are right to be questioning taking it since high calcium levels are a 'relative contraindication' to taking vitamin d and should only be taken very cautiously and only under a doctor's supervision.

Kerri Knox, RN

by: Heidi

I have seen an endocrinologist and he was the one who prescribed the vitamin D. I found out today that he is stopping with a diagnosis of low vitamin D. I have scheduled an appointment in one week with another endocrinologist in a larger city who specializes in hyperparathyroidism. They do not do the scans in my city. Are there any other tests that confirm a parathyroid problem? I have decided not to take the vitamin D until I meet with him this week. According to my records, I have had high calcium levels for nearly 8 years and it was not mentioned to me until last week. I have suffered from 3 kidney stones, back issues, muscle and joint pain and extreme fatigue and foginess. I have extreme nausea as well. I am hoping this is the answer. Thank you so much, Heidi

by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

The best thing that you can do is to read from top to bottom and go armed with information to your appointment.

Kerri Knox, RN

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