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My blood sugar is always normal but I have symptoms similar to hypoglycemia or reactive hypoglycemia. I feel really faint if I don't eat every two hours or so.
I've been taking the vitamin D supplements since around November.
My calcium level has been slightly high for a while... at first it was 10.4, at one point it was 11.1, in December it was 10.1, I'm not sure what it is right now
I have been to doctors but none have been able to figure out my symptoms.
Well, the calcium levels have been raised since before I started taking the vitamin D.
With hypercalcemia would it be normal to feel better for a while and then feel worse again?
I had my parathyroid checked and they said it was normal but I didn't see what the level was.
It seems like my calcium levels have stayed steady and even declined a little recently, does this mean it's probably nothing really serious?
I have had my kidneys checked Another thing I've had has been slightly high albumin levels in my blood, what could this be?
Here is how my symptoms have progressed... in April of last year I got a viral illness, and then haven't felt the same since. I recovered but then started getting dizzy spells and nausea and vomiting, and was getting sick every morning. I also stayed dizzy and lightheaded. Then I started having the constant need to eat. I was feeling better for a while besides the constant hunger but lately I have been feeling bad again... at the end of February I felt horrible for about a week, then started feeling better for two weeks, now feel horrible again.
Okay. I was tested for HIV and hepatitis and I have had a tuberculosis test in the past and don't have any symptoms of it presently, and I'm only 22 so I don't think I have congestive heart failure or anything like that. Could chronic stress/anxiety cause extra cortisol to cause this? Also, is the calcium level of 10.1-11.1 (it has fluctuated) high enough to cause symptoms?
Chronis stress does increase cortisol levels.
The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body's processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:
That's why it's so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.
Okay well I was hoping for a custom answer rather than stuff copied and pasted from the internet. Thanks anyway.
Well I was also wanting to know if too much cortisol could cause high calcium and high albumin because I don't have any of the other possible causes.
Elevated cortisol levels actually reduce the uptake of calcium in the intestinal tract and greatly weakens the immune system. So no cortisol would not cause the increased calcium levels. Albumin binds circulating glucocorticoids such as cortisol and consequently may modify the biological activity of these steroids by altering access to target cells. This would increase the negative feedback effect of cortisol. So it would increase the symptoms of excessive cortisol.
Did you get a GGT done for reactive hypoglycemia? I see that the tsh was low in January. have you have this rechecked since then?
Sorry, I will give a better rating, I just felt that most of the info I was getting was copied and pasted from sources I could've looked up myself.
My TSH was 0.71 in January, 0.34 in December so it seems to be getting more normal. My free T4 went from 1.4 to 1.14 too. I haven't gotten a glucose tolerance test.
Since my calcium level has remained the same and was lower last time it was checked is it probably nothing serious? It seems like most causes of high calcium are pretty serious things so it has kind of worried me.
Okay. I have not been taking a lot of calcium supplements so I don't think that's it. So is a stable slightly high calcium level probably nothing?
Okay, thanks. I have had a lot of chronic stress/anxiety. Is there any way that could make me feel this bad? Like the weakness and feeling like I have a flu?