I'm 26 and over the last 3 years many things have begun to go wrong with me:
~My left eyelid began drooping (ptosis)
~I started ageing rapidly (I have the wrinkles and sagging skin of someone twice my age)
~vitiligo began developing on parches of my skin,
~my hair began shedding in handfulls (diagnosed telogen effluvium, but has since progressed to alopecia areata)
~severe muscle fatigue
~my glands are permanently enlarged
~anxious and upset all the time
~my heart is always racing
~hirsuitism (on chin and cheeks)
NOTE: I have been on thyorixine since age 18 due to an underactive thyroid, and also many SSRI's due to depression.
I've been to the doctor's so many times over these last 3 years that now they refuse to listen to me. They literally tell me it's "all in my head" and that I should seek psychological help. THIS IS NOT IN MY HEAD. The symptoms appeared and I went to the doctor's about them; what's so wrong with that? I also have photo's of myself from before these problems started and there is vast difference!
No-one will listen to me, not my family, not my friends, nor anyone in the medical proffession. I constantly feel so stressed and scared because of my problems, and no amount of self help literature or positive thinking seems to be of any benefit.
Who can I turn to? I cannot even get a referal to a private consultant because where I live (the UK) this service requires a GP's referal. Should I waste my dwindling savings going to America/Canada in aid of a disgnosis?