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Old 03-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Strange texture hair growth from thyroid problem?

Anybody else have this? I have these short incredibly coarse hairs sticking up and out from my scalp. Texture feels strangely different than the rest of my hair. Most importantly, is there anything I can do about it (other than painfully pluck them all out one by one)? I also have a B12 and iron problem if that makes a difference.
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Before you start plucking anything please see the doctor who is monitoring/treating your thyroid problem, they may need to or be able to adjust treatment to help you. I have a thing about plucking hairs out of one's scalp, you never know when the root will be so damaged they won't grow back. Good luck!
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i have these and have for YEARS... and i have no thyroid problems that I am aware of. I think it's just my hair. I have a mixture all over my head ranging from baby fine to super coarse.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
 
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Purrplekat - Lol, I was joking about plucking. They are seriously ALL over the top of my head...I'd be bald if I plucked them out. Eek!

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Cat Lady - Hm, interesting. Mine are definitely new within the last year or so.

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How old are you? I started getting the coarser hairs in my late 20s and i think it's just from my normal hormonal changes with age.
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Thyroid issues may be an issue. I do recommend seeing a doctor.

When I had my thyroid removed, I don't know if it was the thyroid or the chemo, but that's when my hair turned wavy. I had stick straight hair as a child.
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Cat Lady - Hm, interesting. Mine are definitely new within the last year or so.

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Any changes you notice in the way your body works really should be run past a medical professional, it might be nothing it might be a symptom. At the end of the day you know your body better than anyone, you know what is 'normal' for you we do not.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
 
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I've already run this past my doc (who is wonderful) but he seemed kind of baffled by it. I have a lot of health issues which we've been focusing on that probably seem more important to him. I guess I was just looking for some kind of confirmation from others who may be experiencing this since I suspect thyroid is the problem. I guess the best confirmation I can get is improvement after getting my thyroid completely under control. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for sharing your experiences and offering up your advice ladies!
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Sealer: apricot oil
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