Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:48 AM
I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in my early-mid 20's. I am currently taking 175 mcg of Synthroid. I had lost 90% of my hair at a very young age.
Since my Raynauds did not start until my mid 30's I am wondering if this is connected in some way, and if the thyroid issues were the beggining of my CREST? Wondering if any one else has had similar issues.
Thanks for all your help and understanding.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:59 AM
Sorry for rambling............
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:27 AM
And Peggy, it seems we both are quite the specimens. One intern said that I was "interesting to say the least". I guess a lot can be learned from us.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:48 AM
Boy wouldn't it be nice if they came up with a pill that cured baldness? Talk about hitting the jackpot! Lol
Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:09 AM
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:55 AM
I have hypothyroid also. I have had it for 33 years. I also have Sjogren's, scleroderma, and fibromyalgia.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:40 AM
Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:09 AM
It may not be for everyone, and I know it's a vanity issue, but in my mind it releived a lot of my self conciousness.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:07 PM
My aunt also has sclero and she has thryoid problems, it is related..
Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:20 AM
Too bad the connection wasn't made a bit earlier so maybe they could have done something to salvage my hair but now that I have CREST, hair is the least of my problems.
I had gained loads of weight too (on top of losing my hair) and ate as much as my thin friends if not less. Fat and bald at 22 just sucked the self esteeem right out of me. I tried all kinds of diets and exersize but it was an uphill battle. Finally my body seemed to respond to cutting out carbohydrates.
Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:04 AM