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Hi I've posted about my hairloss about 4 months ago when it first started. Since then I've gone back to my endo, got bloodwork done for my iron/ferritin, vitamin D, hormones etc. Saw a dermatologist twice. All blood work came back normal and dermatologist diagnosed me "likely" with telogen effluvium as a result of my graves (insult to my body, sudden major weighloss and fluctuating thyroid levels). He also said it could be a side effect of tapazoid but my endo has never heard of this.
Derm said this could last up to 9 months IF it is in fact telogen effluvium and there is no guarantee that all the hairs will grow back. I just had a nervous breakdown. It's been 4 months and I see no signs of it slowing down. I've lost 50% of my hair, I'm starting to see bald spots diffused all over the head including the back of the crown. I am balding. I am also a 35 yr old female and as vain as this may sound, my hair was a part of my identity. I loved my hair. I loved getting it coloured and curled and cut and done and now I'm afraid to even touch it. I've been using thickening hair products and while it worked at the beginning I find that it is no longer useful because i Don't have much hair for it to even work with. I just had a nervous breakdown after washing my hair. All the hair in the drain and the floor and brush made my heart literally sink. I feel so alone and helpless I hate my life so much right now and often ask why is this happening to me? I've been taking vitamin D, iron supplement, biotin but NOTHING is helping. All I want to know is there is light at the end of the tunnel buT no one give me any answers.
Ever since I've been diagnosed with graves my life has gone downhill. I have no family history it just came on suddenly 6 months postpartum with my second baby and around the same time my dad suddenly passed away from cancer. With the graves, my blood pressure has been out of control and major hairloss that is taking my life away. I don't have any issues with my eyes but every day I wake up worrying about that too. My life is completely in limbo. If I didn't have 2 beautiful children and a loving husband I swear I would not have the will to live. Can someone please give me some advice or a positive outlook?
I apologize for this being all over the place but I am falling apart.
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