Hyperparathyroidism and emotions

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I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism last August by family doctor, i had to switch to another family doctor because the former didn't do anything to help me after parathyroid scan came out negative. I finally had an appointment with an endocrinologist, i had blood test she confirmed i had hyperparathyroidism. Now I'm waiting on to get another scan and she will send me to a surgeon.

I just started reading about hyperparthyroidism and my main problems are kidney stones, high blood pressure, anxiety/depression/irritability/brain fog/memory loss.

I believe my symptoms started 8-9 years ago in undergrad, because initially i had a high GPA and 4 scholarships then by the last two years of undergrad my GPA drops and i lost some scholarships, I couldn't focus anymore, i couldn't have conversations without getting lost in thought. Classmates thought I was lazy and didn't care about being at University. This whole time i thought i had adhd, i've taken adderal and concerta and still have problems focusing and staying on task.

Recently my father passed away and I didn't have any emotions, i didn't cry or feel bad that he died.

So my question to anyone who has hyperparathyroidism or had it experience a blunting effect on their emotions?

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    hang in there i was diagnosed 1.5 yrs ago and had one gland removed 1 yr ago i suffered with high blood pressure, anxiety and osteopenia before surgery after surgery my blood pressure dropped dramatically 2 weeks after removal of gland, allowing me to eliminate one medication and cut the other in half...my bone loss was reversed and gaining bone mass back anxiety is better

    make sure you have experienced surgeon with lots of experience removing these tumors i had excellent surgeon at MASS general in BOSTON this is very important as an inexperienced surgeon could do more harm

    most symptoms are completly reversable hope this helps kevin

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      it sounds like you have not had a problem that created irreversable damage. surgery is the only cure. if not treated, stroke, heart attack, broken bones and organ damage to kidneys and other organs...over longer time frames, and left untreated the outlook is not good

      successful surgery will reverse the symptoms...dont hesitate once you get surgeon that is good and experienced insurance requires at least 2 demonstrated symptoms, at least in MASSACHUSETTS tou have kidney stones and high BP YOU should also get a bone scan to see if you have lost density

      i literally started to feel better in post op after tumor was removed and CA LEVELS DROPPEDINTO NORMAL RANGE

      also, look into NORMAN PARATHYROID CENTER IN TAMPA FLORIDA DR NORMAN HAS A GREAT OVERVIEW ON ALL ASPECTS OF HYPERPARATHYROIDISM AND HOW HE DOES SURGERY VERY HELPFUL

      FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ME IF YOU NEED ANY INFO GOOD LUCK THIS DISEASE CAN BE CURED

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      I called norman parathyroid center, it cost $13,750 for everything and my insurance doesn't cover it.

      So i'm going to get my scan and talk to my endocrinologist and see my options.

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