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It's been a couple months since I've posted to the site, but I faithfully read nearly every post from all these brave ladies. I saw my doctor a few times over the last several months and after many tests she confirmed that I was in peri due to my symptoms and extremely low hormone levels, especially my estrogen. I have been in peri for about 5 years per the multitude of symptoms I've experienced. My dr. advised I was anemic and so I recently finished a course of iron infusions, I was also put on adrenal supplements, vitamin D, magnesium and iron when I have a bleed. I was also prescribed BHRT, but have had reservations about beginning for fear I might feel worse. I've had nearly every every symptom on the list and they have all been extremely frustrating. My latest symptom that has been stressing me is hair loss.
My whole life (I just turned 47) I have had very thick, long dark hair. Over the last few months I have noticed extreme hair shedding. My hair seems to be lying about everywhere and when I wash it I can literally pull small clumps of long strands as I wash and rinse it. There's always a a lot of hair in the bottom of the shower and when I comb thru it, it still comes out in alarming (or what feels like alarming) rates. I know this symptom may seem trite in relationship to so many of the other horrible symptoms, but I just feel freaked out about it. It is really heightening my already long present anxiety. I have had my thyroid checked twice over the last few months, results did not warrant prescription thyroid meds at this time. My question is: are you ladies experiencing this symptom, what are you doing about it, does it slow up and if so, when? How did you deal with it overall? I very much appreciate your input. Thank you.
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