Many thanks for your reply.
I'm in the UK and not sure which way to turn next. I've had several appointments with my GP, most recently yesterday morning where I asked whether it could be my thyroid or hormone levels and she said she categorically did not think any of my symptoms were linked and it was stress.
Can hypothyroidism cause other hormonal imbalances? Such as the high oestrogen.
I also have seborrheic dermatitis which I have not had previously.
Although it sounds futile in comparison to other peoples health complications I'm beginning to get very down and frustrated - this is impacting my confidence, which has had a detrimental effect to my work and social life.
My scalp is burning all the time - my GP said it's anxiety but even my partner had commented on how red my scalp is and hot to the touch. It itches alot, I keep my nails short and try not to scratch it.
I feel that if I am not taken seriously now my problem will escalate and I will end up with permanent hair loss.
I do have other signs of hypothyroidism, which I have mentioned to my GP. I have extremely dry skin and brittle nails. I'm tired all the time, to the point before the hair loss started I even went to my GP last year complaining of fatigue. Which I was told was normal for a working mother, but I don't feel it's normal after making sure i regularly get 8 hours sleep to almost be falling asleep at my desk mid afternoon each day and just wanting to crawl into bed as soon as I get home.