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Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
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I was misdiagnosed with MS 1985. I'm male 74. 1974 my

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I was misdiagnosed with MS 1985. I'm male 74. 1974 my brother's RTA 6 month coma, slow part recovery, divorce, mother's death, rift with father, etc was very traumatic.
MS type symptoms began about same time. 2014 MRI retracted MS diagnosis.
Now exhaustion, bed/w/chair 24/7. Muscle loss, can't. hold a cup
HELP!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi blood pressure Controlled with ramipril ED 20 years . Recent free testosterone 5.8 , Second one "normal ", but GP said to wait six months then retest . I'm 74 . I've waited long enough for the NHS to sort things out .
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can't turn over or sit up in bed j
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have dry skin , itchy scalp, feel cold frequently , constipation, use ISC urinenn bags 10 years, pins and needle in hands, only able to use. left non-dominant hand/arm , can't grip, don't sweat,
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No UTI's (1st in 10 years last May)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

sorry about the late reply

has your thyroid or adrenal gland function been tested?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thyroid ok. Adrenal - don't think so. Cortisol ok
Earlier typo - ED 20 years.
Low sex drive
Increased belly fat.
Aches and pains in joints and muscles - various and intermittent .
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Blood latest - Result P.2
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Mother had Graves as a young woman, and developed and died from Addisons.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

I don't see a full endocrine or autoimmune workup here

That should be done for sure

maybe you need to see a rheumatologist or an endocrinologist.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Before all the blood testing I asked my GP to refer me to an endocrinologist but so far he has not done that . Should he, and should I / can I insist, bearing in mind this is the UK, not USA?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

You might have to go private

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What about pregnenoiene - say 10g - I've read severalegood articles
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

you need testing first to confirm