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Old 08-25-2010, 06:32 PM   #11
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I developed hypothyroidism about 9 years ago. It took a lot of blood tests to get my dosage right, but they finally got it. Unfortunately my hair is still dry and brittle. I have almost no downward slope on my brows (and the rest are very thin). My skin is very dry and I have seasons where my hair sheds. Hair everywhere, and visible thinning on the scalp. My family doc sent me to a specialist, and to make a long story short; it's the joys of getting older, and I have to live with it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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I want to see the doc NOW!!! the test came back high but he wants to wait a month a retest before giving meds. Now many times I would agree to avoid unneeded drugs but I HURT today. The water retention issues are so bad that the skin hurts and a can barely want on my poor abused feet---not goo when you teach 9th graders--- I cant even move the rings on my fingers they are so swollen. I ended up going by the doc on my planning period bawling in pain so he'll see me tomorrow. Think I'm gonna ask for a referal to an endocrinologist or an internist....i hurt <whimper>
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:52 AM   #13
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There are some home remedies for water retention that you might want to look into trying - dandelion tea comes to mind first of all. CHECK WITH A DOCTOR FIRST, though, to make sure you aren't causing more harm.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:41 PM   #14
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I hope you get your thyroid issues in control. I had to have my thyroid gland removed in 1999 due to cancer in the gland. I had a tumor in the thyroid gland that was the size of a tennis ball and it was foliccular cancer. It ws getting ready to spread out of the thyroid when it was removed. It had sent out feelers but had not yet penetrated the inner lining of the gland on its way out of the gland. Do not put off getting your thyroid problems taken care of.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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My mother developed low thyroid at age 14 and has always had sparse eye lashes and almost no eye brows. I think her hair got thin but not severely. Anyway thyroid medication stopped the hair loss. For years and years she was very talented at applying eye brow make up, she would carefully "paint" it on in a very feathered and natural way. But about 6 or 8 years ago she got her eyebrows tattooed on and loves it. My mom is now 70. She should have done it years ago.

Wait and see what your tests show and what the medicine does, some hair might be restored. Also sometimes under active thyroid has other causes, like gluten intolerance, so it might be good to look into some other things.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:30 PM   #16
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I know that something is working. I know the thyroid meds aren't working yet but the other stuff is!!! I have more energy (taking a b-complex and complete aminos 6-8 hrs after my meds) and when I woke up this morning my feet where almost HALF there normal size---talk about water retention!!!! I was sooooooooo happy. Oh course they've swollen back up bit still I had NORMAL feet and toes for the first time in YEARS...
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:11 PM   #17
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Mine was in the hyper 30.00 range I was going insane. I was crying all the time passing out (sleeping) at work that was embarrassing I had the radiation to remove it we are going on 2 years now I am hypo I have to take 225 mg of leverthoid every day. I just want to feel normal I am just so tired I can not concentrate well. It is getting old Hopefully this new dose will correct all of me. My hair was bad anyways due to chemo I was diagnosed with lymphoma about 5 months before my thyroid.
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I am hypothyroid and take a miniscule amount of levothyroxine each month. Now my thyrod is enlarged again...was already 1.5 times bigger than it should have been, but it is enlarged on one side. The doctors know I have a nodule there, but it was so small when first detected three years ago that they couldn't do a biopsy. I am hoping it is nothing.
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I'll pray it is nothing what a persnickety gland Hope all is well

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I'm on tons of vits/minerals <fingers crossed> and I'm gonna call a place in Atlanta on Monday that someone recomended. The more I read the more I wonder how long I've had this problem and how many of my illnesses this last yr were related. Happily the water pill is working nicely and my feet look almost normal and my ankles are about half the size they've been for yrs!!! Its crazy how one little hormone gland can mess w/ sooooooooo much else!!!!
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