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Discussion in 'Women's Alopecia Areata' started by beachlover24, May 3, 2009.

  1. beachlover24

    beachlover24 Guest

    They were depressing me. I kept looking at them, because it looked so much worse in the pictures than in real life. I am just going to go get a second opinion with a new derm, and try to see my endo as soon as possible. Sorry I took them down. Also, my boyfriend put them up for me so I really dont know how to do it, and he went to visit his parents for a few days. Again, sorry, and thanks for all the help!
  2. kimm

    kimm Guest

    I totally understand!

    That's why I haven't posted pics of my own loss! I don't want to see it reproduced on the computer screen!

    I did get a chance to see them, and didn't think you looked bad. I know how you feel though, because even though mine isn't obvious to the casual observer it's definitely there and distressing to me.

    But hopefully hearing from others on this board, that it's not that bad yet should be helpful to hear?

    I agree with the others about seeking a second opinion if possible.

    It's really tough to get a thyroid diagnosis.

    It took me years and I"m not even as hypothyroid now as I was when I was looking for one! I'm not treating as of this moment. (long story) but I am under the care of a thyroid specialist so that helps me feel better about holding off for now.

    I'd also get all your sex hormones tested if you haven't already (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone etc.)

    Hang in there. If you look around there are plenty of girls here who've gotten some recovery, and those that don't have found some amazing cosmetic options.
  3. aries

    aries Guest

    Did I miss the pictures?
  4. aries

    aries Guest

    Oh, just got it.
  5. miche777

    miche777 Guest

    I agree with everything brokendreams said. You should have more blood tests done AND switch docs. Hypothyroidism shouldn't be left untreated and if you are also feeling poorly, besides the hairloss, that's a red flag!

    I just looked up this thread because I was reading on your rogaine thread and brokendreams said she looked at your pics. I didn't get to see them. Sorry. I don't have Alopecia Areata, so I usually don't read the Alopecia Areata posts and therefore missed this. :(

    PS: I know it's very controversial here but I take iodine for my borderline hypothyroidism. After over 5 years of feeling miserable and rundown, I can honestly say, I believe 100% that the iodine is making me feel better and maybe, it just might be helping me recover a bit of my hair (although my thyroid isn't my only problem, I also have low estrogen, which the iodine should be helping with as well).

    It might be something to research and look into. It's a natural way to heal and strengthen the thyroid (especially if you have nodules/cysts which most people don't know they have and can cause hairloss as well).

    Note: Iodine deficiency has been linked to Alopecia Areata is some studies.

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