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Excessive hair loss possibly due to thyroid

hi, I am 22 years old. i have started having excessive hair fall since past for 5-6 months.
Got my thyroid tests done 3 months back and got TSH level 7.8. Got it done once more the next day and it showed around 5.8. So the doctor started my meds . I have been taking thyroxine for 3 months since then. 25 mg.
now its been 3 months and my hair fall is like 250 per day. I fear I will go bald. I got my THS test done 2 days back and is 6.2.
Please help me. I am going fat too and I have lots of grey hair too. Please help me.
  prachi21 on 2014-01-26
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Can u answer the questionnaire here.
Zady101 9 years ago

Sorry but i cant see the questionnaire on my screen.
prachi21 9 years ago
Please fill out the questionnaire.Copy questions from the below link and answer them here:

[message edited by Zady101 on Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:05:35 GMT]
Zady101 9 years ago
Patient ID: Sex: Female Age:22

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?
Having excessive hair loss although have been suffering with it since past 8 years but it has increased alot recently.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
I have had recurring UTI in the past. I now have thyroid. My TSH level is 6.19. T3, T4 and Hb are normal. I alse have lot of grey hair in the front area. I have never colored them although its very embarassing

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with. your physical sufferings?

I have been preparing for job exams and have been under a lot of stress. I feel like I dont want to do anything except lie at a place all silent. My excessive hair loss also give me alot of tension.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I feel like quitting everything but then i talk to my friend and then afteer that try to pull myself togetther thinking i will jest give the best i can.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

I think ts linked to the excessive use of hair dryer in childhood but then for past 10 years I havent even touched it. Never.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Its usually the evening time. I feel very stressed at that time.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

if i wash my hair or use oil it agravates my hair fall

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
I dont know. I think its because of stress and thyroid. My menses came a week earlier last month though.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
A pleasant light sunny afternoon tyoe weather. neither too hot nor too cool.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Off late my mood swings have increased alot. I am laighing one moment and the next im angry or irritated. never calm. ALso a lot more lazy.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

Nothing special

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?


- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

noise irritates me a lot

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

Talking to myself sometimes though i write a journal.
and sometmes i weep thinkng of something that might hapen in future.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

I am comfortable with all. I dont ahve a husband but i have boyfriend and we both love each other a lot.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

the only fear that i have is of facing failure. in career .

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

fast food i crave. nothing in case of aversion.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?


14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?


15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?


16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

sweat less. mostly trunk.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

i am usually constipated.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
i sleep on one side an i get a very deep sleep of 7 houres. although i want to reduce it.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?


20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?

I think i have a inferiority complex and i usually tend to underestimate and take stress ver how other ppl lok or what they do to become successful in the same field as mine.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

The doctor have me minxidil and biotin capsules. though there was a bit of relief but it all came back to the same from where i started after he stopped it. now i am just taking scalptone.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

My mom has the problem of thyroid and some cholestrol levels are also a bit high. She also has the problem of slipped disk.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance

I am 5ft 4 inch. with a normal body weight of about 62kg. i have short , dry coarse hair. i have clear face with some scars due to chicken pox that i had last year.


Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general?
How long do they last?

usually regular. Last for 3 days with 4th and 5th day only spotting.

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?

I feel more irritated.

- Is the flow scanty, normal
or excessive?

excessive on 3 days.

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?

thick bright red

- Do you notice any clots in the flow?

i do see the normal tissue and some thick too. but i dont really know if there are any clots.
prachi21 9 years ago
Since how long you have had UTI? When was the first time it started? How was it treated? When was the last time it came back?

'Having excessive hair loss although have been suffering with it since past 8 years but it has increased alot recently'.

Hairfall increased a lot recently? When exactly?

Has your diet increased of late?

Any other major event in your life which impacted you?
For example, any insults that left an impact.
Zady101 9 years ago
I had my first uti attack after which due to medication it suppressed.
but in 2012 i had 5 attacks of uti and out of those 2 times i had to go to emergency to get injections.
It was trated by taking uriliser and uripass tablets. also by increasing intake of water to 3 litres per day atleast. I asle took cranberry med for 6 months.

it was last time in june 2013.(very mild one)

in past 6 months my hairfall has increased alot.

yes i have been feeling very hungry of late. and i have a very bad constipation too like for two days continuosly.

and I dont think there has been any such event that has impacted me but in the past four years I have lost the confidence in my self that i can achieve what i want by working hard. I feel I cant get anything.
prachi21 9 years ago
Lycopodium 6C

Dissolve 2 drops in 3 tablespoons water, stir a few times and drink. Do this twice everyday for 3 days on how you feel.

Please note that it will take 2-3 months for hair fall process to be reversed.
Zady101 9 years ago
What after 3 days? And also is it a liquid med ?
prachi21 9 years ago
I am sorry for another question but will it have any side effects and will i see any visible change in weight or hair loss.?
[message edited by prachi21 on Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:17:58 GMT]
prachi21 9 years ago
After 3 days, based on your response, we will adjust the dosage.

Yes, buy liquid.
Zady101 9 years ago
I am sorry for another question but will it have any side effects and will i see any visible change in weight or hair loss?
prachi21 9 years ago
You will first see changes in mood, energy levels, and other things. Hairfall and greying are the last to improve. Within 3-4 months, lets say.
Zady101 9 years ago
Hi, i will be startungmy meds today. Is there anything i should avoid eating or drinking.
i also wanted to tell you that in past one week iychiness on my scalp has increased alot due to which my hair fall has also increased to 150 per day aprox. In past two months growth of facial hair has also increased alot. please help.
prachi21 9 years ago
I will be starting with the medicine today. Is there anything that i need to avoid eating. Also on past one week itchiness on my scalp has increased alot. Due to which my hair fall has also increased to 150 per day.
my facial hair growth has also increased in past two months.
please help
prachi21 9 years ago
I have few questions to ask and your answer has a direct bearing on your treatment and what i advise:
1) have you taken birth control pills?
2) have you taken any other treatments?
Zady101 9 years ago
No i have never taken any birth control pills or any other treatment except minoxidil that i talked about earlier
prachi21 9 years ago
Hi, is there anything in particular that I should avoid eating with the meds.
prachi21 9 years ago
Avoid coffee, colas, deep fried stuff. Do not use moov, iodex,vicks,tiger balm. They all antidote.
Zady101 9 years ago
Hi, i have been having the meds for the past three days. I feel that there has been some improvement in the sense that the frequency of anger/mood swings/ lack of hope has decreased.

i feel more hopeful for my exams and getting good result in it although such optimism lasts only for a day and then in the night i again start feeling miserable. ( its still an improvement over earlier situation when i used to feel like that all day long).

the problem of constipation still persists badly.

so, what would you advice?
prachi21 9 years ago
You must take doses at 12 hours gap. For example, if you take the first dose at 9 AM, take the second dose at 9 PM.

Update me after 1 wk.
Zady101 9 years ago
Okay sure.

will it also help me in hair fall cuz they fall so much that it makes me worry i myt lose them all in a month or so.
prachi21 9 years ago
Yes, but that will take time.
Zady101 9 years ago
Hi, i have been taking the medicine as prescribed by you. My friend has seen some positive changes in my mood, but still sometimes( happened only last evening)i feel dejected and bereft all hope and happiness. Also my constipation has still not cured though it has decreased in the number of days i feel so. My hair loss is also very high. With brittleness and dryness. What shall i do?
prachi21 9 years ago
Please continue dosing.

Update me after 1wk
Zady101 9 years ago
Are foods with onion garlic allowed with thus medicine?
prachi21 9 years ago

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