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Calcium and PTH alternating

I am post thyroidectomey 2012 and have experienced issues with fatigue, vision changes, muscle spasms. Falling, GERD, headaches and brain fog.  My calcium and PTH have alternated being high.  One is always high and the other normal.  Calcium is at 11.5 currently and PTH 37.5.  My doctor wants me to consider Sensipar.  After reading up on it am more confused than ever.  I do not believe I want to take this drug.  Scan was negative but from research am not holding it to be accurate.  Suggestions and thoughts greatly appreciated.
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Do you have kidney problems or parathyroid cancer?  If not, why is your doctor recommending this medication?  It seems to have a lot adverse side effects.

Abnormal calcium and PTH levels indicate hyperparathyroidism, which is only resolved with surgery.  You're saying you've had a scan that says there's no tumor on your parathyroid glands?  It's possible one or more of the glands were damaged during your thyroidectomy...

Have you considered a second opinion?  
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