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So, I went back to the Dr. for my CT results. Everything seems normal, :bigsmile: but she said she has no idea what to do now! She told me I could go on migraine tablets, but as my 'headache' is at the back of the head, she's not sure this will help.
Also saw the dermatologist. IMO he was very nice, informative and through. He said my hair falling out is Alopecia Areata, and there may be no 'cause', my discoloured toenails are fungal and the rash on my torso looks like ringworm. I did ask if I'd been treated before for ringworm (3 times), surely it should have gone and he agreed but wants to treat me everyday for four weeks anyway. Then I'll go back and see him, and if it isn't clear he will do a biopsy and look into rarer conditions(?! - didn't mention what those were). To be honest, I dont mind this because it's only another four weeks and if it goes then great! And if it doesn't then at least he's not going to give up on me.He also thinks my face is rosacea and has given me some gel to try. Oh, and he said I need to see a dentist about my mouth although he thinks it might be lichen planus.

Told the doc all this of course. Then I told her I'd made an appointment with the London Lupus clinic, so she said she wont put me on any tablets just yet, and I'm still not to go back on the pill, but to wait and see what they say.
So, roll on 25th nov! I'm feeling so tender and tired right now that it cant come on soon enough. But my 'phobias/fears/whatever' that I have seem to be calming a bit so that's good.
Question for those who might know, if they take my blood do you get the results that day or do you wait for them? If so, how long?

Anyway, thanks for reading again and I hope today finds you on an 'up'!

*gentle hugs all around*
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Hello Viridian,

Just a quick reply as dashing off somewhere (again!).

I'm glad to see that you seem to have a great attitude to all this and also glad to hear about that appointment on the 25th.

For blood tests. Usually there's a minimum wait of about 10 days to two weeks for results. Some of the tests take longer to come through.

Good luck with it all,

Katharine
 

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Dear Viridian,
Will be thinking of you. Please let us know how it goes. Meanwhile we are all here if you het stressed beforehand. (I did)
x Lola
 

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Many thanks to both of you.
I thought it might be that way with blood tests, just didn't know whether going private would make any difference. :)
Don't get me wrong, I definitely have my pessimist days when I'm feeling really low, but my optimism, and lack of memory :lol: , keeps my spirits up!

Thank you Lola. Have been getting gradually more worried over the last few weeks but I can see myself obsessing over this in the next week. Trying to keep busy and take my mind off things, and as said above my mind tends to cope well at shutting things out! :hehe:
Trouble is, I still have nothing but my word to go on. Every test is normal/satisfactory, but I also know that Dr.D'Cruz listens well so there may be hope yet. My worst fear is that he wont know what's wrong either and I'm way back to square one!

Oh well!
Will definitely let you know how things go.
Thanks!
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