Had a doctors appointment today which was originally booked because i wanted the doctor to check my hair thinning (he specialises in dermatology)
i brought up the whole thyroid thing and how if the test results were saying i dont have thyroid issues then maybe its somethjng to do with lack of taking on nutrients from food and the multivitamins im taking. He checked my results and said that everything was fine so what did i want? I explained that i was researching on the nhs thyroid forum and that they suggested a check of vitamin and minerals. After he stopped laughing, he then went onto tell me that "those people" on the forums were obsessed and only pushed for b12 shots because it was a good alternative to an anti depressant because it gave an uplifting feel.
At this point i was just sat there like 😐 i then asked why my t4 was not tested as it was needed along with tsh, he said that it would have been the lab that didnt. I then asked why my b12 wasnt tested and he said that because my red blood cells looked good, they didnt need to tests that or the other things.
By this point he checked my hair, asked if i had ever been through a lot of stress, i explained yes a few years ago and he suggested that its just ongoing stress, i said that i didnt feel stressed and i understood that it manifested in different ways but srsly no. He then said i looked stressed and tense sitting there. At which point i looked him in the eye ans no said no offence but doctors really stress me out so 🤔
In the end he agreed to test tsh and t4 (if the lab agreed) b12, folate and ferritin and poissbly vit d. And as for my hair he said that i had generilised thinning (well duh) and after i asked him what it could mean (i dont think he was actually going to tell me) he mumbled something about androgenetic alopecia and genetic hair loss....which are the same thing! I honestly think at this point i could train as a doctor and work out whats going on quicker then waiting for a doctor who can actually help.
Oh an one final thing. I explained i had been keeping track of my temperature and how its been low the past three weeks and ive felt quite fine, not freezing cold (its been around 35.8C) but this last week its been 36.5C and ive been unable to cope, clammy and uncomfortable with a bright red face, he shrugged and said its hot outside and a temperature of 35.5C is totally normal 🙃