I'm sorry to hear that you are having some hair loss. It is an emotional thing to have to go through. I've been there in the past. I was told that I have alopecia areata (an autoimmune problem). That is when you loose hair in patches. Fortunately, my hair has come back every time. Now with the thyroid problems, I haven't really experienced any hair loss yet. My Endo told me that the hair comes back also and to be prepared (this made me sad … to think that I have to face this with thyroid issues as well). He said that b/c it falls prematurely that it comes back slowly. I found that massaging the head has helped in the past … blood flow helps.
Has your Dr said whether the hair loss you are experiencing is due to your thyroid? You mentioned that you are euthyroid so I was wondering if the hair loss was due to something else. Low on vitamins, stress, autoimmune condition (such as alopecia areata). It might be worth checking it out b/c for alopecia areata they can give you steroid injections on the scalp to help the hair grow faster. In the past a dermatologist has helped me with the alopecia areata and I have tried the injections. There is also cream treatments prescribed by the dermatologist for small areas. And this might sound crazy but I read that onion helps with alopecia areata so the last time I had an episode all I tried was rubbing on onion. It worked for me. I know … crazy right? but it worked for me and I didn't have to go through the injections (they are painful because the scalp is very sensitive, plus it itches a lot after the injections).
Wish you the best with getting your hair back. Hang in there and please keep us posted.
~ Fellow GD patient diagnosed June 2012 with a non-existent TSH, elevated fT3 and fT4, and a TSI of 4.5. On Methimazole 30mg/day for the first 8 weeks. On Methimazole 10mg/day for the next 6 weeks. On Methimazole 5mg/day for a week and a half. On Methimazole 5mg every 4 days for a month. On Methimazole 2.5mg/day starting Nov 15. Current labs show a normal fT4, a normal TSH, and a TSI of 3.2. Diet: Gluten and yeast free. Love to read and learn. Very interested in the immune part of GD ~
Edited Carito71 (Sept. 27, 2012 14:14:52)