Saw the doctor again this afternoon. He said that the bruises and the thrush are down to the methotrexate (anti-cancer drug I am taking for my sarcoidosis). As for the labyrinthitis, well he's changed my tablets. Hopefully these will work. I told him that I was concerned about the fact that my eyes, legs and balance are all playing up at the same time. He said we need to get the brain scan done as everything is flaring up. Hopefully I'll get an appointment as soon as possible.
On Friday I have to go to the hospital to see the chest specialist who deals with the sarcoidosis. It's a lung disease as well as being a systemic auto-immune disorder. Neither he nor my GP have put someone with sarcoidosis on methotrexate before, so I'm a bit of a guinea pig. I don't like some of the side effects, like the fact that I'm catching everything going because the methotrexate suppresses my immune system, but then I didn't like having swollen glands and a horrible cough either. I'm not too bothered about the thinning hair, and I'm happy with my crew cut for the time being. One good side effect is weight loss. I've lost about 3 stone this year without dieting!