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Having fatigue, anxiety and depression. CT scan showed thick stomach lining. Should I look into Parathyroid disease?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2013
Question: I have had back discomfort for 6 month, lost 25 pound, Vitamin D level 11, my doctor put me on RX for D. I just had a Kidney infection, Urine Culture bacteria called staphaureus?I'm having fatigue, anxiety and some depression. CT Scan normal for stomach but I did have thick stomach lining. Should I look into Parathyroid disease? My calcium has never been checked.
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala (10 hours later)
Brief Answer: Evaluation Detailed Answer: If the weight loss is unintentional, then it merits thorough assessment. I see your doctor has put you on vitamin D2. When I see someone with a level of 11, I generally recommend at least 3000-5000 IU of cholecalciferol which is vitamin D3. The levels must be rechecked in a couple months to see if the supplementation is appropriate. Regarding calcium and parathyroid, it is fairly simple to get one's calcium levels checked by a doctor's order for a BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel). It would be a good idea to get it done along with other routine tests that any doctor would request in order to investigate your weight loss such as CBC TSH Free T4 ESR CMP Sometimes the hydrochlorothiazide can elevate the calcium in the blood.
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Having fatigue, anxiety and depression. CT scan showed thick stomach lining. Should I look into Parathyroid disease?

Brief Answer: Evaluation Detailed Answer: If the weight loss is unintentional, then it merits thorough assessment. I see your doctor has put you on vitamin D2. When I see someone with a level of 11, I generally recommend at least 3000-5000 IU of cholecalciferol which is vitamin D3. The levels must be rechecked in a couple months to see if the supplementation is appropriate. Regarding calcium and parathyroid, it is fairly simple to get one's calcium levels checked by a doctor's order for a BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel). It would be a good idea to get it done along with other routine tests that any doctor would request in order to investigate your weight loss such as CBC TSH Free T4 ESR CMP Sometimes the hydrochlorothiazide can elevate the calcium in the blood.