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Multiple symptoms: Still searching for answer. Parathyroid?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 27, 2010
  • 09:14 PM

Basic Info:
I am a 19 year old male, 5'11", around 200lbs, Caucasian
Adderall XR, Gabapentin, Lamotrigine, Ambien
I have dealt with recurring periodic depression since 14 years old which is exacerbated by stress and also suffer from mild mood swings, irritability, difficulty concentrating, hypersensitivity to certain sounds, insomnia(as I type this I have been nearly 48 hours without sleep), and forgetfulness. I also think it is odd that I reached my full adult height and was able to grow a beard around the age of 14 as well. I expected to continue growing to a height similar to my father(6'4") or his brother(6,7"). The above prescriptions seem to help a lot (last 6 months) but I included the mental symptoms in case they are somehow related.
My physical symptoms are periods of nausea and upper abdomen pain, lack of appetite, frequent throat and sinus infections since childhood, feeling lightheaded(especially upon standing), frequent urge to urinate, inability to urinate( I often have to push very hard to urinate and this can sometimes take upwards of 5 mins. Once I do begin urinating, I often release a normal amount of urine but sometimes only a trickle.), occasional burning sensation after urination or ejaculation accompanied by an extreme urge to urinate(but only able to produce trickles), and inconsistent ejaculation time during sex(ranging from less than 3min all the way to having difficulty achieving an erection and sex upwards of 30min). I also feel groggy upon waking from sleep whether I have had 2 hours of sleep or 12 and have difficulty getting out of bed.
I recently had my prostate checked and the doctor said it felt normal and had some basic lab work done. The labwork showed that I have a slightly high calcium level. The doctor wanted additional lab work done but I do not currently have insurance but I will have in the near future. I also have larger than normal tonsils and adenoids. I have lost 30lbs. in the last 4 months because I am never hungry which I initially thought was because of my adderall, however, I feel no difference in appetite between the days I take it and the days I do not. My sister and my father are both hypoglycemic and I have diabetic relatives on both sides of the family so this is also a possibility. Wouldn't the initial lab work have shown a sugar abnormality? I do not use recreational drugs except for the occasional joint or beer( i'm a college student). I have exhausted many hours researching this and can't seem to figure out what the problem is. Other than the above symptoms, I'm a pretty healthy, strong guy with a resting heartbeat between 60 and 75. I enjoy kickboxing, wrestling, and other physical activities but I am finding that my stamina is decreasing. If anyone out there can please help connect the dots or find a relationship between my symptoms, I would deeply appreciate it.
The original thread with much more information can be found here: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=74913&highlight=parathyroid+calcium

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