My Hair is falling out! :(

:hug: I agree go to your dr :hug:

I had Graves Desease, also. The removed my thyroid. It took them about 2 1/2 years to figure out what was wrong with me. I kept giving out and falling to the ground. The sent me to a neurologist and he thought I had MS, until they checked me. He never thought to check over active thyroid, just under active. Finally, ended up with a doctor that recognized the symptoms.

I, too, suffer from bouts of hair loss and shedding. I believe some of the episodes could be traced dieting. When it 1st occurred I had been eating only Grape-nuts at meals. Other times it has coincided with very stressful times. The bald patches have always filled in.
Lately, I seem to shed a lot of hair and have discovered that the weeks when I eat a hard boiled egg for lunch every day I have less hair loss in the shower.
I understand your fears. That is probably one of MY greatest fears.

Good luck.

By all means have your doctor check you over, but I still suggest eating a hard boiled egg every day.

Thanks to all who posted your warm replys. I appreciate the sensitivity of this situation. As for my diet, I honestly can’t think of anything I’ve changed in the last few months that could be the culpret. The only thing that I keep coming back to is my stress level. But then I think that it can’t be that because I’d be getting migraines everyday from the stress if that were it…I’m just frustrated not having an answer without having to go through a bunch of tests only for them to tell me they don’t know.

Things here at home have been a lot more stress-filled in the last few months so that’s why I’m leaning towards the stress being the problem. Don’t worry our marriage is fine, it’s just a lot of little things that don’t seem so little anymore. You know what I mean? At first they happen quietly and you just sort of brush them off thinking it’ll resolve itself since you have no control over them anyway and then another thing creeps in and then another and before you know it it’s a HUGE snowball barreling down on you and you either jump out of the way or get crushed. Only your feet are stuck in cement and you [I]can’t [/I]jump out of the way.

Sheesh, I’ve never put that into words before, that’s a perfect analogy for what’s been happening to us. Our feet are in cement and we can’t move an inch…Man I wish we could get a break for a change. :help:

Although, on the plus side if I lose all my hair I’ll save a TON of money on hair products. :teehee: Must. Find. Humor. Somewhere.

Bring on Jimmy, Carl & Sheen!!!

Sounds to me like stress is probably definitely involved. Still should see a doc though. Just to be sure.
Hang in there… you’re having a rough time… be nice to yourself!:muah:

By stress, I mean things like an argument that would make me so mad, that I couldn’t stop thinking of the problem or stop looking for a solution for days. I think my mind was literally STEAMED. Must be where the expression comes from, lol.

Androgenic alopecia - It can be caused by a number of factors tied to be the actions of hormones, including some ovarian cysts, taking high androgen index birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause.

Symptoms

  1. Gradual thinning on top of head.
  2. Circular or patchy bald spots
  3. Sudden loosening of hair
  4. Full-body hair loss
  5. Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.

I realize this is an old topic, but I thought people might be interested in an item on our local news here. It featured a fourteen year old girl whose hair fell out during lockdown, probably due to stress, and who was diagnosed with alopecia universalis. Here is the link if you want to read her story:

Co Tyrone teen opens up about losing her hair during pandemic | UTV | ITV News

Hi, I just saw your post- give this a try! I have used it and my hair started growing back! In the meantime, I have started to knit hats for women going through the journey of hairloss.