(Original post by Anonymous)
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Basically I've had various problems over the years and my awful doctor NEVER refers me! I.e. i was going to him for months about hair loss. Refused to believe me. Eventually he ordered bloods which showed really low iron. Went on three iron tabs a day for 5 months. Iron came back up, hair loss continued. I was told to wait a while for my body to 'stabilise' again. Three months later, went to the doctor, took a brush and brished my hair in front of him. The brush was FULL of hair. Atleast 100+ strands. That was the second time id brushed my hair! He referred me to a dermatologist.
Dermatologist diagnosed two types of alopecia. One where its generak and all over hair loss, and other where its worse in certain patches and I had completely smooth bald spots. He prescribed a steroid cream and told me to come back after a couple of months. Went back, bald spots cleared but still really bad general hair loss. He found that my iron was a little low again, told me o take iron tabs again and then, after three months go to my doc and have bloods taken. If iron normal, and hair loss still continues, I would be referred again. Did this. Iron normal and hair loss continuing, albeit a little less. HE WONT RE-REFER ME!!!!!!
Then my bleeding acne. I have sever acne. I mean SEVERE. Blackheads, whiteheads, cysts.......
My diet is good. I take supplements. I wear sunscreen. I remove sweat instantly after excersize. I drink 1.5L of water a day. I take herbal remedies. And i have a brilliant skin care routine. The cost of my skin products is around £120 a month, so i never have any money left over!
At 13, after two years of acne I went to the docs. Told it was normal. At 14 went back. I now had quite bad scarring, both pigmentation and icepick. Yes, when i was younger and stupid I used to pick. At 15 I was finally referred (to the same derm above, who 'dealt' with my hair). Given erythromycin and duac and another topical cream. Didnt work. Tried to go back. Had to be re referred. Doc refused. Much protesing. At 17, went back to the same derm. Still gave erythromycin, despite it not working at ALL and epiduo. Went to the my doctor and begged to be referred elsewhere. Would not do it. Finally, with another derm, taking tetracycline wjich id helping a litle and on the waiting lost for roaccutane. My point is that it tooks so long for him to do anything and now I have really bad scarring.
I also suffer from hirsutism and he refuses to do ANYTHING about it. He wont even test for PCOS, despite that my two of my aunts have it, i have acne, thinning hair, oily skin. Everything but irregular periods. The hirsutism is bad. I mean BAD. Not just a little fluff. He also knows that I am a carer for my mum, have problems with social anxiety and very low self esteem after years of bullying at school and home from my mum. His reply? Get over it.
The worst thing? He tells my grandad EVERYTHING. About 30 odd years ago my grandad helped him set up and everything and they are very close freinds. He tells him when i go to see him and so on. I cant change GP's as my mum wont let me and she would get suspicious.