Hot off the press! Been waiting for the 2nd opinion from my endocrinologist's colleague (boss!:) His diagnosis is that I have calcium renal leak, as opposed to hyperparathyroidism. Not sure if that is good news or not. At least with the hyperparathyroidism, you can remove the parathyroid... My endocrinologist wants to put me on HCTZ. I am really conflicted. As much as I don't want to be on any type of prescription medicine, even a low dosage one at that, I don't want to lose any more bone. Do I have any alternatives?