- CASE FILE
Gastric Bypass Revision Patient with Hypoparathyroidism- “Normal labs” but ALWAYS symptomatic with tingling, numbness, brain fog, tetany-
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with hypopara thyroidism after a TT on 2/19/19. I had gastric bypass 3/2005 and a revision on 11/2017 which makes it difficult to absorb the calcitrol so that I can absorb the calcium. I’m getting normal labs but have all the symptoms of hypocalcemia: tetany, brain fog, extreme fatigue, bone pain, muscle pain and my doctors are at a complete loss. I have had to go on short term disability and have been out of work for almost 10 weeks. My docs had me approved for Natpara but the day I received my first shipment, it was recalled. I take 3000 mg of bariatric calcium citrate, 2 mcg of calcitral, multi and iron- it’s all taken on an extremely strict schedule. However since my labs are all over the place they don’t really know that it’s calcium related and how to treat me. Many hypopara patients experience this- normal calcium serum but awful symptoms. My RNY puts me in an even worse position. I desperately need help because I am rapidly declining and otherwise healthy. I can be bedridden days at a time which is tough as a mom of 4.... HELP!