• side effects

    Asked by CASSIEME1 on Thursday, November 10, 2016

    side effects

    Another day in the life of a current cancer patient.My parathyroid hormone levels are still really elevated. just left the endocrine clinic. more blood work. i have to do a 24hour urine collection. and be scheduled for a bone density, there are many possibilities for the outcome desired.will keep you guys abreast:) lol. who could have imagined that a stage 1 breast cancer & treatment would lead to this. Now think about our situations why would someone who has not been or are going through this would try to claim this for attention. we don't want and they think that they do. I could let them see these babies at st jude, the patients at the west clinic. if they could only experience one treatment they would realizer that this is no joke. teary eyed right now. I get so tired of all of this I just want a some what normal life back.

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    • busymom0413's Avatar
      busymom0413 (Best Answer!)

      I too had elevated parathyroid levels after breast cancer. Don't think it is related in any way I had bilateral mastectomy no chemo or radiation. I was on Armidex at the time. Did bone density,24 her urine etc I did have my parathyroid lands removed all 4. Well there is a little piece of one left with a tag. I understand they have to leave something. The surgery was easy. No pain and one night in hospital to watch calcium levels. I feel so much better now. Don't know your symptoms. But I was miserable before. Good luck and hope everything works out for you

      almost 3 years ago
    • Judytjab's Avatar
      Judytjab

      I, too, had to go on thyroid medicine after my stage 1 breast cancer. They put me on anastrazole first but changed me to tamoxifen. I also was hospitalized for atrial fibrillation. I never had these problems before. Wishing you luck on your tests. Keep us informed.

      almost 3 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      If it makes any difference to you, ask your endocrinologist if it's related to your cancer or treatment.

      Thyroid problems are very common in women, and the older we get the more ailments we will have---it's not all about cancer.

      almost 3 years ago
    • busymom0413's Avatar
      busymom0413

      Thyroid and parathyroid are 2 totally different things

      almost 3 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I'm aware of that, but one person mentioned thyroid.

      almost 3 years ago
    • dreed's Avatar
      dreed

      I, too had elevated parathyroid, within a few months of finishing chemo. I'm stage 2 ER+ survivor of 3 yrs. Bilat mast & chemo. Did testing w endocrinologist. Very low D levels- treated with rx D & gradually parathyroid came up over several months. I still take higher than norm Vit D bc mine still runs low. It's hard getting back to the new normal- the fear & 'waiting for the other shoe to drop'. It does get easier with time, as we refocus & count our blessings.
      Wishing you the best!

      almost 3 years ago
    • Xandra85242's Avatar
      Xandra85242

      Just got back from endocrinologist and have diagnosis of hyperparathyroid. Next appointment is with surgeon. Underwent chemo and bilateral mastectomies last year. Then was told I have osteoporosis and started on prolia shots. Will this nightmare ever end?

      almost 3 years ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar
      CASSIEME1

      hi, my endocrinologist is saying that these issues are related to my cancer treatment. I don,t have any ideal what is going to happen next. he did say we are looking at either medication or thyroid surgery to remove 3/4 of my thyroid
      Xandra85242 ,
      you are mirroring me girl. I have osteoarthritis everywhere.no mastectomy wishing I had chosen that avenue.
      good luck too all of us. I still don,t understand why a cancer patient have to suffer so much and keep on suffering for life, this stinks.

      almost 3 years ago
    • moonmaiden's Avatar
      moonmaiden

      (((((((Cassie)))))))))) I was stage 1 also, and still not doing well 2 years after a year long treatment of surgery, radiation, chemo, herceptin, and 2 years of hormone blockers before I told my doctor I wouldn't do it any more because I want to have a life. You might find a couple of my questions of interest, if for no other reason than to know it's not just you, even though others may leave you to feel that it is. This one has a lot of responses from women in all stages:https://www.whatnext.com/questions/why-won-t-they-treat-the-side-effects You may also find one I just asked today of interest as well, mostly it's me just wondering aloud, but I am interested in hearing if others feel their medical team or family/friends/colleagues or even ourselves are affected by how breast cancer patients are depicted in advertising by charities. Know that you are in the right place, you are among others who share your pain. It's a myth that bilateral mastectomy means that you don't have to go through all that, I met a woman along the way who had a bilateral and was just about done reconstruction when she found out she had metastasized and started her on chemo and herceptin then instead of it being done before. But just know that there are so, so, many women in your shoes right now who will be here to root for you!

      almost 3 years ago
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