Sunday, August 28, 2011

Losing My Head (Actually, Just My Hair)

I started noticing it a few days ago. I am wondering if it could be related to having dyed my hair a few weeks ago, but dye couldn't cause THAT much hair to be lost...could it? It's incredibly disconcerting. I do all this work to try and grow my hair out and now it's falling out. I'm really hoping it's the hair dye, but I do know that hair loss is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism, and I am losing hair in small patches on other parts of my body, so it is very possible that my thyroid is doing this.

I have horrible stomach cramps today and am accepting the diarrhea that come with it, but it hurts so bad I've been sweating. Thyroid disease really does affect everything. That's the worst part. My stomach is fucked up, my temperature is fucked up, my cardiovascular system is fucked up...Now that Irene is gone, I am going to be more vigilant about calling doctors since offices will be opening again. Because this hair loss is the last straw. I've had it up to here, not gonna lie. It's embarrassing, as well as debilitating. Really embarrassing.

If anyone reading this is familiar with thyroid disease and hair loss, could they be connected in what I'm experiencing?


  1. Hey Dalya, I found this on Wikipedia

    Major clinical signs include weight loss (often accompanied by an increased appetite), anxiety, intolerance to heat, hair loss, muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, hyperactivity, irritability, hypoglycemia, apathy, polyuria, polydipsia, delirium, tremor, pretibial myxedema, and sweating. In addition, patients may present with a variety of symptoms such as palpitations and arrhythmias (the notable ones being atrial fibrillation), shortness of breath (dyspnea), loss of libido, amenorrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gynaecomastia and feminization.[7] Long term untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to osteoporosis. These classical symptoms may not be present often in the elderly.

    So hyperthyroidism can cause hair loss, as well as muscle aches, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, intolerance to heat, and irritability. It's all here in this link:

  2. Thanks, I guess it is just part of my condition. :)