Monday, September 27, 2010

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Good Thing I'm Not Vain

One of the things that those with thyroid disease experience is hair loss. This was a BIG indicator back in the early days, back before it was diagnosed and I was put on medication. I guess it's lucky that I'm not a super vain person, because I went from thick, beautiful, long, and shiny hair to thin, dry, and dull hair. It is still long but it took a long time to grow after a short haircut. I never had that problem when I was younger. I was convinced that my hair grew at rates that were faster than normal.

For awhile, after I had gone on medication, the hair loss wasn't as bad as it had been. I believed that I was on the right track. I'm not sure what happened between the onset of my thyroid disease and now in regards to the hair loss, because I didn't really pay attention. I'm paying attention now. It has gotten pretty bad. It's in the drain, on the floor, on the carpet and so when anything is on the carpet or floor it's going to get hair on it, too. I think I read somewhere that being on too much thyroid medication could possibly make you lose hair like crazy. I'm not too sure about that, but what I do know is that if I have to suffer this hair loss to feel good, I'm not too proud to admit it. I will NOT and CANNOT live without my Cytomel (T3 medication). I did try the generics, but that didn't work out so well as I had mentioned.

I just realized that I didn't get around to the brand and generic comparison of T3 medication. I will have to do that soon, because it really is amazing to me on what a difference there is in the makeup and the affects.