Chronic hair loss 6 months after being diagnosed with hyperthroidism

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I gave been losing my hair for last month's. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in March of this year. I had all the symptoms but no hairloss until 3 months ago. I have lost half of my hair and the loss everyday is still bad. No one will help me . I was it and brush it and it comes out in clumps. People keep telling me it was fue to you being ill 6 months ago and your hair folic less were damaged then and that's why it's falling out. I've checked this and if that was the case it should have started falling out 3 months after the illness not 4 and half months layer. That's how the hair phase grows and sheds. Devasted.

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    I am going through the exact same problem as you. I was diagnosed with subclinical hyperthyroidism and stupidly started taking Carbimazole as per doctor's instructions a year ago. I have lost maybe a third of my hair and I'm so depressed about it. I am not sure if it's the Neomercazole medication  or the change in hormone levels that caused my hair loss. The worst part is that my hair is still thinning (but not as the same rate as before). I am not sure if I stop the medication will my hair loss improve or will it get worse as my hormone levels change again .....

    Could you possible update me on your situation and if you were able to stabilise your hair loss by any way?

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      Hi Dena

      I know exactly what you are going through right now.  My hair started falling out after they finally diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. It fell out for 6 months. I was devastated! i thought it would all fall out!

      i finally found out why my hair fell out, my hair loss was due to thyroid storm I was going through. 


      Your hair goes through stages of growth and because i was so ill i missed a stage and that's why i had so much hair loss for 6 months.

      Even my thyroid specialist did not about this (pathetic!) 




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