This is my first post here and I have to admit I am really frustrated at this point and hope I can get some help here.
I have been having a laundry list of odd symptoms. The most recent is an extremely dry and sore throat with swollen tonsils and a yellow discharge that has recently started drying on the back of my throat. I have also been having a bad case of oral thrush that leaves my mouth tasting like rot and salt, as well as rancid smelling/tasting belches.
The issue with my throat seems to coincide with the skin on my hands suddenly becoming extremely dry, flakey, and wrinkled.
I am HIV+ with an undetectable viral load but these symptoms scare me.
I have recently had my insurance changed so I can no longer go to the hospital I have been going to for the past 4 years and it seems my PCM is unwilling to listen to my symptoms.
I have other symptoms revolving around my renal system and GI but I don’t know if it would be pertinent to share those here or go to the correct section for them.
Any advice on how to get a trickster PCM to run more diagnostic tests than a physical exam would be much appreciated