After not feeling well for quite sometime now with one thing or another my latest is my extreme hair loss.
Everymorning seeing the hair on my pillow and in the bottom of the shower tray .. and it sheds all the time leaving hair everywhere I feel distraught and disolve into tears.
Does anyone else have this problem ? its never happened to me before.
I went to the doctor concerning this hair loss and itchy skin that I want to scratch to pieces including my scalp ..... so another lot of tests were done ( previously done six months ago )
I maybe should mention I changed my doctor six ago to another in the practice and he is a little better at doing the tests etc; ( unfortunately I am still doubting ) the doctor told me the hospital won't do all the tests he requests as they say they are too expensive so although they did TSH and T3&4 six months ago they would only do TSH this time.
The following is the only info I could get from him.
Normal T3&4 TSH very slightly surpressed
he is now going to lower my dose to 75mcg ... to see what happens !
I take 100mcg of Eltroxin ... was taking anything between 100 and 150 mcg depending on lab work for 30yrs.
My levels were worked out on a reading of 0.5 to 5
I am very very worried as I dont understand enough of the fine tuning .... if my TSH is being worked out now on the British value of 0.3 to 3 and is slightly supressed when my body has been used to being worked out and treated accordingly on 0.5 to 5 am I already taking too little to what my body was used to. ?
Could this also be why my short memory and word recall has become really bad, the foginess that gives me panick attacks at times because I get so confused, the pains in my bones and muscles in my legs so bad it hurts to put one foot in front of the other, I'm going up stairs on my hands and knees. ( going to physio tomorrow at the hospital ?)
Up until 12 yrs ago I lived in S Africa ( where I was diagnosed at the age of 31 after 18yrs ) following the diagnosis I had been very well on myself they did the tests every six months felt my kneck and throat etc; at each check up, I also had vit B12 injections , magnesium, sometimes iron and vit C administered by my GP.
In the last 12 years no doctor has felt my throat or neck, blood tests are done every 12 months then I'm given the clear for another twelve months ..
I was told when I joined the practice and after I gave them the info from my SA GP they don't believe in vitimins they wont be perscibing them and they are a waste of money.
So I myself buy and take vit B , Magnesium .... and vit D as I was diagnosed with S.A.D 11 yrs ago ?
Any ideas would be very appreciated.