timberswife, I hope you find answers soon. Some of the para symptoms I had, some not. My main complaint was that I was so stiff, I could barely move and it was like this daily. I told people I felt like I had been on a hike or something the prior day but had actuallyl not done anything. I had problems with a knee for about he last 5 years but 2 years ago in July, I had replacement. I thougth that would make me better because I thought the pain from my knee was what was causing me all the problem. Since knee surgery, I that pain has been better but that terrible stiffness has not and it seemed to be getting worse. I used to be one to see something that needed to be fixed around the house and I just did it, painting, putting down tiles, whatever needed to be done. The last few years, I do well to run the vaccum. I still work but other than that, not much. I will get in my car to go to lunch or something and think I'll go to a store thats having a sale and then, I'll think, no, I'm tired, I'm going home. On weekends, I just want to stay home. Even a short trip to Lowes to look at flowers would make my legs hurt so bad that I could not stand it and had to go back to the car. So far, most of that stiffness has stopped since surgery. I am still off work so I am not sure how well I'll feel when I have to be up and out all day. I did not have the problems with kidney stones and things like that, just the fatigue and muscle pain and joint pain and sometimes, the memory problems. I really don't think the doctors check calcium levels all the time. I am not even sure why they checked mine but the real reason I was at my doctor was for blood pressure. I have to have that checked all the time. I had asked them to check my vit. D because I had a friend that found she had low D and had a lot of the problem that I was having. So, they did and when I returned , the doctor said the D was fine but my calcium was high. I think it was like 11.5 at that time. He explained they needed to now do a parathyrpoid hormone test to see if it was high, which they did. I don't know the numbers on that but my calcium was 12 on that test. So, I was sent to a specialist. By that time, my calcium was down to 10.5, which is normal but the specialits said I still have para, due to the other test. Calcium levels can fluc. up and down so its really no wonder the disease goes unfound so much. I've read ever site I can find and it seems para is different with everybody. After I found out what I had, I found out a relative by marriage had the same thing and she had quit work and been almost totally disabled. As I said, I have continued to work but would have days I thougth I could not stay awake. I hope you get answers soon, I for sure do know how it feels. I also kind of felt like people thought I was just lazy and really didn't have anything wrong, even my regular doctor. For many visits I kept telling him I just did not feel right. I took Celibrex and all those meds for all this stiffness but they did nothing. It was pretty much like the doctor just felt it was an age or weight or whatever thing. When I had that diagnosis, I was at least glad to tell my husband and family, see, I told you something was wrong with me.