Someone help me :( don't know what to do??

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Hi everyone

I've been quite stressed the past month or two and I've realised in the past couple of weeks that I'm losing eyebrows and eyelashes

I'm not losing them in patches and I'm not losing scalp hair just eyebrows and eyelashes. The loss is quite diffuse. I have had my thyroid checked and have seen the levels for myself. They are completely normal. I know that stress can make your scalp hair fall out but what about just eyebrows and eyelashes? The eyelash/eyebrow hairs have a white bulb on the end so I'm assuming it's relived effluvium? I really need some answers as this is making me quite stressed out! I recently had a blood test to rule out any autoimmune disorders. I just want to find the cause so I can fix it!

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    losing your eyebrows or eyelashes is almost always temporary. But it’s important to first find out what’s causing it . You maybe stressed out than normal or you may have topical dermatitis. There are also some medications that can cause it. you better consult a doctor in order to identify the most appropriate course of treatment.
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    Hi Kiran i would advise you to ask for referral to a specialist as soon as gp narrows down which specialist would be best. It could be a dermatologist and endocronologist at a guess. In the mean time start looking after your stress levels and consider if you are depressed. You might not recognise depression in yourself..i couldnt see it because i always felt the same..crap. A mild dose on flurexotine worked wonders and made stress much easier to manage. Get checked for depression and anxiety. When my hair fell out i really calmed self down did fun activities and took regular vitamins..water...took care of skin...lose a few pounds in weight...healthy diet etc. This ruled out the usual fob off...`youve been stressed, it will grow back...dont worry'. I kept going back and even changed doctors twice ...and 2 yrs in hospital found a rare benign hormone producing tumour on my ovary which was unbakancing all my hormones. It looked so insignificant on the scan that it got overlooked several times. Your unlikely to have that but u need to understsnd why its happenibg so you can care for yourself and know where to get support. Good luck with your journey to the answer

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    Hi there,

    There are so many things to check to see if it could be your cause. Vitamin d deficiency seems to be a common one.

    Are you vegetarian?

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