I haven't posted for a while, but I try to read up on the community when I have time at work and such.
Anyway, I just saw a few posts on Hypothyroidism, and I believe that it is what I'm suffering from. I don't have health insurance and I live in MN and money is so tight - so I was hoping someone with the this issue could tell me if it is close to what they may be suffering.
First of all, I've had SEVERE hair loss last year. I lost about 1/3 the thickness of my hair - mainly on my crown / the peak closest to the tip of my head. For awhile, each time I brushed I would get a good 1/2 inch thick section of hair out - but that has actually stopped since this Summer '08. In fact, I hardly shed hair from my head now.
Now, its my eyelashes AND eyebrows that are falling out. I used to have thick, lush lashes and now they are sparse and just touching them, can I minus myself a few. The end corners of my eyebrows are missing now, too. Oh, and also, the rate in which I have to pluck the outgrow from my eyelashes always seems to increase. I have very dark regrowth, and very thick and long eyebrows. So I tweeze everyday for a good half an hour. If I don't, it is very noticeable on my light ivory skin.
Besides all this I'm pretty exhausted most of the time. I can gain weight more easily than I have ever before. And I'm depressed. I can't afford medical attention - and I'm afraid if I finally give up and go see a doctor, I will lose my chance to find health care because of any "preexisting medical conditions".
So if this sounds like Hypo to you - or something else . . I would just like to hear some opinions, either way. And if so, maybe some at home remedies I could do to stop excessive hair loss, or just to make me feel like I'm not walking through life in some sort of horrible fatigue.
Oh, and also, I have trouble getting words out now. Like the words I mean to say get replaced with something not to do with what I was trying to say. It is scary, and I am so embarrassed by how stupid I sound lately.
Any advice, if not someone to lean on is welcome.