Hi everyone, so I went to my Drs today for a referral to a dermatologist and didn't want the hair loss to be the only thing focused on so I read him a list of symptoms. Lump on the side of throat (under collarbone), diarrhoea after eating big meals sometimes, pounding chest, hot and sweaty, weight gain, light periods, brain fod/confusion/forgetfulness, fatigue. I also questioned my iron, B12 and vitamin D blood levels and why B12 and D were so low even though I've been taking supplements for ages. He's going to do another blood test which I am to phone him about on Monday. Also, he seems reluctant to get me some B12 shots even though my B12 is 206 (191-663) and said it was in the normal range, sighhhh.
He basically focused on the hairloss and pounding heart and ignored the other symptoms and has got me a referral to a dermatologist (while saying "I don't think this is going to work for you. I just don't want you to get your expectations up as I don't think they'll find anything" and I said "I know, I agree, that's why I'm talking about all my other symptoms") and he also set up an appointment for an ECG (while also saying he didn't think they'd find anything, as if there was something wrong it probably would have been found by now."
Ohh and also I asked for a full thyroid panel and he said the NHS doesn't do them. My TSH has gone from 2.8 (0.27-4.20) in March 2014 to 3.1 at the beginning of September. My free t4 at the beginning of September was 13.1 (12-22). Could this indicate anything?
He also asked me a few times if I'd lost weight and I said no, I've put it on. He also kept asking me if I'd suffered from anxiety or depression, and again, I said no.
So the crux of the issue is he's organised a dermatologist and an ECG, neither of which he thinks will work anyway, so that seems like a waste of time but I'll go to them both anyway.
In the meantime, I've ordered some new D and B12 supplements which come from recommendations from this board, but I don't really know what else to do now! Help!