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Old 12-21-2018, 09:12 PM #1
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So about 5 years ago I abruptly stopped taking 4 meds at the same time. I never feel sleepy anymore or hungry and thristy. My hair has fallen out in big clumps since then. Been to med doc and neuro doc. No known cause. Bloowork fine. Who else could I go see who might have a clue?
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One thing you might want to consider is getting blood work done for rule out thyroid issues (like hyperthyroidism ). An endocrinologist can do those tests. Something to ask about.
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Thanks. Did that already. Eveeything is fine there.
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I don't think any of us can diagnose you if the doctors can't. But if you stopped the meds 5 years ago and are still having issues, I doubt it is related to the meds. It might be some sort of autoimmune disease (although I don't know much about those). Have you seen a rheumatologist? They can help diagnose autoimmune diseases.
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I would suggest starting with a good internal medicine or family doctor. They know alot more than you think, can do a series of different tests and keep all the results in one place. If your med doctor is one of those, then you have a good start. Seeing a bunch of specialists without someone being the coordinator can get very confusing very fast. That being said, I think a dermatologist is your next speciality. Hair is a skin appendage so that's who takes care of hair problems.
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So about 5 years ago I abruptly stopped taking 4 meds at the same time. I never feel sleepy anymore or hungry and thristy. My hair has fallen out in big clumps since then. Been to med doc and neuro doc. No known cause. Bloowork fine. Who else could I go see who might have a clue?
I recommend consultation with a holistic provider such as a TCM doc (PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncturist) and/or a Naturopath (Doctorate in naturopathy). Particularly given that your blood work was negative.

Those providers have helped me with several issues that MDs had no solution for or simply provided drugs with side effects. Generally, I think the fewer meds a person takes, the better off they are...provided they can safely live that way of course. It's very helpful to support the body's own immune system which is the approach of TCM and Naturopathy. I wish all 3 branches of healthcare would work together

Good luck Dnester. I hope you find what you're looking for
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Did your blood work include tests for Ferritin and B12 There not part of the regular blood tests done by most GP's unless there explicitely put on the blood work requisition. I was losing hair, and my Dr. checked my iron levels and both Ferritin and B12 were low. I started taking iron supplements and my hair grew back.


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Did you doctors say anything about Alopecia? Can be caused by a number of things including stress.
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No doctors know whats wrong, general pracs, neurologists, sleep doctors. No one.
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