Why does my reg. Dr. treat me like a chart # and doesn't have time to answer any of my questions, even though I visit him on a monthly basis. I have no idea, yes I'm shopping for one that has some kind of bedside manner. I'm a loving mom and wife, and for some reason my hair is falling out; all over my body. On 2/13/15 I discovered a bald spot the size of a half dollar coin piece. I'm still trying to recover over this. Today I shared with my general physician my situation, he's answer visit a dermatologist. After, I tried making a appt. with the dermatologist, I learned I need a referral from my reg.Dr. I called and he informed me he'll talk to me about it next month when I see him (Dr.) again. I've tried doing the research on my own, but now I'm only more confused than ever. I don't want to wait another month for that referral then another month n half for the dermatologist appt. I don't feel that I've got that much time, before waking up to only a few strands of hair on my head. Already I've gone from a thick head of hair to really fine hair. On going for 3yrs mainly hair thinning, but now no hair on my eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, or even that lil peach fuzz I used to have. I've tried topical and oral solutions for men no results, my gut instinct tells me, the reason is on the inside. Any help is greatly appreciated and needed. I'm tired of feeling all alone, I'm not a vain person, it's just that I really do miss what I always had my entire life and now there's nothing I can do about it Please any help or ideas if you can. Thank you in advanced, friends.
Are you on any medication? Are you hypothyroid? Primary docs are there pretty much like they are directing traffic. They don't treat things like that, and will direct you to the appropriate dr. I've learned if a dr says I need a specialist, I say give me a referral. As far as compassion. You can thank insurances for that. They are forced to see patients in 10 min. Docs have to handle so many patients these days, there is no time for anything.
It sounds a lot like what I've experienced. In March of '08, a hairdresser noticed a bald spot on my head along the hairline in the back. Saw the dermatologist and she gave a can of Rogaine mousse. I tried it, but it felt like I had bugs crawling on my scalp. Maybe I should have dealt with the bugs... She said to get my thyroid tested. Well, I'd been taking synthroid for hypothyroid for a few years, and I'd just had the levels tested. Over these 7 years, I have no hair on my arms and legs, my eyebrows are barely there and I have an ever receding hairline all over--bald on both sides, etc. They (the many, many drs. I've asked about say it's hereditary--yada, yada). I've got a few wigs, but only one I'd wear. I bought turbans and other types of head coverings. It sucks--I have other health probs that are much worse, so I keep buying head coverings. Sorry I can't help with more positive input. My younger sister began to lose her hair in her 20's after an emergency hysterectomy; now she has RA, so ???
And these doctors--- what a farce. I've seen so many that are soooo rude. I get angry with myself when I don't put them in their place [gotta start doing that]. Remember 1/2 of them graduated at the bottom half of their class.
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