I thought I would share part of my struggle these last few years that maybe some of you will relate. Many women my age, through disease or hormone changes suffer from thinning hair or hair loss. I have struggled with this also; I have Hashimotos (autoimmune disease) that first started with hypothyroid (a thyroid disease). The last three years my disease shifted into high gear (I’m only guessing) and I started to lose a great deal of hair. I have a lot of hair but it’s baby fine and has been really distressing to lose hair. I also had other symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle aches, almost constant illness (sore throat, flu like symptoms), was irritable, emotionally up and down every day, constantly stressed, consistent weight gain, skin problems (irritation, dryness, breakouts, along with rosacea) and previously my menstrual periods were extremely heavy and inconsistent necessitating a endometrial ablation in 2008 which helped solve that problem. I had anxiety, depression, and quickly shifting moods. I never knew (and neither did my family) what would set me off and I’m normally a really chill happy person, that’s always been my personality in years past. My traditional doctor even recommended thyroid removal because the disease had attacked my thyroid so severely that I had unnumbered lumps and they were afraid of cancer. I had my thyroid removed in 2012, although my symptoms did not change.
Two years ago I went to a natureopathic specialist in my area (let me know if you want the name) and they did blood tests, adjusted quite a few of my hormones and added in supplements. I also went gluten and soy free. In the last two years all the above symptoms have decreased to almost minimal except for hair loss.
The last four weeks my natureopathic doctors decreased my dose of Naturethroid (a natural thyroid medication) and added an iron supplement which seems to have slowed my hair loss which is so exciting!
The reason I’m explaining all of this is to share the hair extension I’ve been using since around May. It’s called “Halo” and it sits on top of my head sort of like a hat except it hangs down next to my ears and over the top of my head with a clear wire filament. It’s really helped me manage my hair loss without freaking out too much. My niece @brhaws @suggestionssalon helped me get the Halo extension and then dyed it to match my own hair. I think she did a great job and I get compliments all the time on how my extensions match my own hair perfectly.
If any of you are struggling with hair loss you are not alone, send me a message if you would like more information.
Happy Tuesday my friends!