Are you newly diagnosed with a parathyroid condition? Are you a medical student wanting to understand more about the impact of parathyroid conditions? Here, some of our members have written about their own experiences for you which you might find helpful. Use the filter to select the condition you wish to read about. If you’d like to share your story here we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.
I asked my GP to refer me for a second opinion, knowing that I needed surgery, but he refused. I left the GP practice that day and joined my partners’ GP surgery. Within a couple of weeks, I had an appointment with my new GP who was very helpful and understanding
I decided to get a second opinion and after doing my own research online I discovered the Hypopara UK and this is where I received the most helpful, understanding and positive advice that I could have had. This led me to make a private appointment with a consultant in endocrine surgery at the Hammersmith Hospital in London.
I had a blood test for vague symptoms, when my doctor noticed my calcium was slightly high. I was on the internet straight away looking for causes for high calcium, when I came across a site for hyperparathyroidism…. I couldn’t believe it when I read the list of symptoms … bones, stones, moans, and groans! Apart from kidney stones, I had the lot!