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New here and lost 80% of my hair

Discussion in 'Tell Your Story' started by nicksred, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. nicksred

    nicksred New Member

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    New Here and losing everything.

    Hi,


    I have been reading and I am losing hair. I have been undertreated for thyroid the past two years.


    I was lucky to have thick wavy hair. It's hereditary. I never thought this could happen. Long Short, 2yrs ago I noticed some thinning. Everyone thought I was a drama queen. I am not.


    I was losing my best friend to cancer as well as my neighbor of 16 years.
    My GP said stress and took blood tests for thyroid. My tsh was a little low. No treatment. I still had plenty of hair and no idea what thyroid was with 2 people close to me dying of cancer. No diva.


    Sadly, after both passed by September 2013, I started to struggle, grief, weight loss. I chalked it up to stress. But something hit me February 2014 and I thought I was losing my mind. Now physically weak and more hair disappeared. I had thick coarse hair and lost a lot. I wish I could upload a photo :)


    Anyway, at the doctor March 2014 and my thyroid tsh dropped in the year. All scans and testing, have nodules, saw the specialist and he said wait and see 6-8 months.


    Last year this time I saw significant hair loss and shedding. I used to lose hair after washing, but now I was zooming in and along with the thyroid disease untreated, I lost 80% and going of my hair as I write this.


    The doctor looks at me and says alopecia. Right! .
    I saw another specialist who wanted to yank it out. Said hair loss will continue until I get levels right and probably won't see much hair growth.


    I have been documenting with pictures and these people are… useless.


    I have lost sides, behind the ears, nape , top and all over thinning. It really started daily the last 3 months. I cry, I am angry with doctors and don't want to go back.


    This consumed my life. Work is so many days off now. I don't want to be seen or leave my house.


    I know this is depression and stress, I can't believe I listened to the specialist over a year ago. Doctors dismiss hair loss.


    I appreciate your support. I apologize for rambling, but I gave up. I am constantly picking up clumps of hair and cry or shut down.
    Maybe reading posts here and being with people who understand will snap me out of this.


    Thanks again and I feel for everyone going through this : I never imagined it would take the life out of me.
     
  2. RainT

    RainT New Member

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    Dear nicksed, Hope you are feeling a little better. Keep checking thyroid levels regularly, this may help with your depression and hair loss. Please try to smile and stay well.
     
  3. Megan M

    Megan M Established Member

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Sudden weight loss can cause hair loss. Have your ferritin checked and be sure to eat healthy, lots of protein.
    I know how depressing hair loss can be, but hopefully you will figure out why you are losing your hair.
     

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