Hi guys! Just following up for you with my appointment last week. It went well, no blood work actually done. The doctors looked at all my concerns (except for the knee cracking). She determined that they are not related to one another and she said very firmly, but kindly (you are not a very sick person, you do not have a major illness).
My toenails and thumbnail ridges are actually two different things- Toenails are natural aging, Thumbnails look to be damage to the cuticle when getting a manicure.
My hair thinning, she said looks to be normal. Lots of women get thinning hair as they get older and especially where my hair loss seems to be on my widows peak, right near my part, she said it is where the fair is taking most of the trauma.
My skin itching on my face was a little tougher, she stated that it could be dermatitus on my face, or perhaps I might be having a slight allergic reaction to the sun. I am using Cortizone when I have a flare up to try to manage the ichiness, since that has helped me, but only when it is really bad. I am also trying some other things to manager the itchiness itself.
She also gave me an anxiety perscription which I have not filled yet.
I have been reading that a lot of what I am experiencing is also off set by bad diet and stress. Well, as a hypocondriac, I seem to have stress 24/7. I think I am going to take a homeopathic track and try to help myself with meditation, a better diet, and exercise and see if it helps the symptoms as well.