You will NOT take my hair.
I always had very thick curly hair. Around the age of 30 I started noticing my hair clogging the shower drain from time to time. However since I still had so much hair, it wasn’t high on my personal list of worst hypothyroidism symptoms. Then all of a sudden one close look in the mirror last year at age 43 changed all that. As I was brushing my hair something caught my eye in the mirror. Wait…is that my scalp showing through? A closer look. My hair was noticeably thinner on both sides of my head above my ears, front, and at the temples. My gut reaction was a scream, then tears.
What happened to my hair? Then anger. Hey Thyroid, Do NOT mess with me. I went into deep research mode, searching for every article I could get my hands on related to thyroid hair loss. I was determined to save my hair…
AND I DID IT.
Now my hair appears fuller, far less scalp shows through, baby hair has grown back at my temples, and the rate of hair loss has dramatically slowed down. I’m so thankful. Yes I know that may sound vain to be focused on my physical appearance but losing my hair was devastating to me. I have a feeling I’m not alone.
It took over one year of research, extensive lab testing, and trying various supplements to write this article (plus a fierce determination to get my hair back), so yes this article is lengthy.
(An incredible thing happened when I first posted this article on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page on November 6, 2014 at 3:50PM ET. So many followers tried to access this article that we crashed the server by 4:00PM ET. What a powerful group of Facebook followers gathering on my page capable of crashing the server within 10 minutes.)
Please note that I am not a doctor. I’m just sharing the ten things that worked for me in the hopes that you will discover what works for you too. I’ve included links to brands of supplements that I personally take. As with all things in particular supplements mentioned at Hypothyroid Mom, consult with your doctor to be sure they are right for you and that you are taking the right dosage for your body. Our physiology is unique so what works for each of us will be unique too. Always consult with your doctor before taking supplements if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.