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Neck Down Alopecia
*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good ???
How do you FEEL?: Individual heart rates vary tremendously and there's almost no science here, though there's a great deal of superstition. How is your blood pressure? I trust you're not taking a medicine as tricky as verapamil to treat a number. Since you're exercising, and I take it have normal exercise tolerance without being interrupted by shortness of breath, I'd urge you to be thankful for good health. ...Read more
I have had oval shaped bald spots appear and disappear on my pubic area and neck.Any idea what this might be?
A friend of mine has recently saw that he has two small bald spots on the back of his head close to neck. what can he do to have hair regrow?
Small bald spot front of hair last two months, i think from pony tails so i've stopped. Still thinning though and now rash on back of neck hairline.
Balding for 8 yrs from age 12-20 almost bald about 1+hands full of hair per day shots in head 1xmonth painful neck migraines bloating no periods. Help?
My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?
Dosing: Hi. Most systems are not that sensitive! I would suggest trying 12.5 mcg on even days of the month and 25 mcg on odd days of the mont. This will give you an average daily dose of 18.75 mcg, and should give you a nice, normal TSH. But to reiterate, most systems are not that sensitive. Make sure you're well equilibrated (dose at least 6 weeks) before testing. Good luck! ...Read more
I started taking tablet for alopecia . And in also taking tablet for thyroid . And now I've got my period late. Are they both related. Please help?
Depends: When you see your dr about this, be sure to bring all pills with you, including any vitamins or other non-prescriptions. The answer depends on knowing precisely every single thing you take. If there is any delay with visit to dr, you can get a pregnancy test at a pharmacy. ...Read more
1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?
My son is 19 has been sick for about 10 yrs and no one can find out what's wrong he gets a sore throat , aching muscles, fever and know alopecia?
Holistic evaluation: Sorry to hear of your son's problems. It sounds like he does not fit into obvious categories so i advise seeing a doc who thinks "outside the box" & will explore possibilities like chronic lyme, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional imbalances etc. Consider a holistic doc (see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors ) &/or a homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more
Bald spot caused by hashimotos it's been 5 years since, thyroid levels are normal, but i feel like the patch might be spreading. What to do?
I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid.. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...
Whoa: If you are hypothyroid, it needs to be treated. Your hair loss will stop and it'll probably regrow. If you've had a lab diagnosis of hypothyroidism and are not being treated, or you have heavy hair loss from something like telogen effluvium or alopecia areata for which thyroid disease isn't the cause, get with a specialist. ...Read more
Last 2 year I have some health issue no thyroid no iron..hair losing alot..baldness start from my back..I have two year kid..n I have stress also plz?
My daughter stopped taking her tablets for her thyroid but she has 2 bald spots will her hair grow back if she starts taking tablets again ?
It's possible.: She will not know unless she tries. ...Read more
I have thyroid and pcod now my hair is falling like anything.What to do to prevent hair fall? If it continues i ll became bald. Kindly help me.
Don't know what : Your thyroid problem is, but it can cause hair loss that returns to normal after months when your thyroid problem is corrected. The pcos causes increases in male hormones and Insulin resistance, which can also lead to not only hair loss but abnormal hair growth that is more difficult to treat. Talk w/your doctor. Are you on metformin, it can help reduce Insulin resistance. Use diet/exercise as wel. ...Read more
Hi.I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area.I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.
Alopecia areata: Localized alopecia areata does respond well to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the areas of hair loss. These are usually done once a month until all the hair regrows. Thyroid antibodies and parietal cell antibodies need to be in addition to thyroid functions. This is done not because thyroid issues cause alopecia areata, but because they can occur together and we don't want to miss thyroid problems. ...Read more
Suddenly, my armpit hair and leg hair is growing in very patchy. Like, bald spots. But all of my thyroid bloodwork came back normal. Possible causes?
It depends/ nonspec.: This seems like a nonspecific sign. It might depend on what products, if any, you might use to groom those areas. For example, if waxing or heat grooming instruments are used, the roots might be removed and the hair may take real long to or may never grow back. Stress might also be a reason, as might your gastroenteritis. If it gets worse, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Hair and eyebrows have been thinning for months after beginning college. Clear thyroid tests (TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, Ferritin I think) and other bloodwork. Not sure what other possibilities? Once had thick pretty hair, scared I will go bald?
What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss ? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.
Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more
There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest and behind and below the neck. what could be the reason for this ?
And i always forget where i kept my mobile at home. is this a alzheimers disease ?
Body hair loss: and memory issues need to be checked out by your doctor. Please see him/her. Alzheimer's is very unlikely. The hair loss suggest the possibility of a thyroid imbalance but your doc will let you know. Keep your mobile in the same place all the time and you will be less likely to loose it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hair loss, insomnia, mood swings, l.Side neck swollen neck.Vit. D15, tsh2. I take a vit.D rx. What would be a time frame on my symtoms to improve?
It depends; STOP RX!: It is impossible for me to know how long you will take to improve. Taking d will be good for your health but may not directly affect your symptoms. However, i strongly advise against taking the rx form, which is vit d2 which may do more harm than good & is not nearly as effective as d3, available without rx- take 5000 iu/day. But i advise you seek further evaluation & treatment. See comment:. ...Read more
Off/on for past year+ i've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?
Fat pads around neck, swollen face, depression, anxiety, mood swings,weight gain cant lose weight, hair loss on head,is it cushing's disease?
Cushing's vs thyroid: You need to see your doctor and have a workup. You could have Cushing's or possibly thyroid disease. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have enlarged irritating lymph nodes in neck for 4 weeks. Cbc normal. C reactive protein normal. Have night sweats, joint pain &hair loss. Any ideas?
Lymphadenopathy: This could be one or more of a dozen things, including ebv mononucleosis or several mononucleosis-like illnesses such as toxoplasmosis, CMV infection, tuberculosis, to say nothing of the potential for malignancies, although less likely. Other non-infectious entities may include sarcoid, autoimmune diseases, and so on and so on. This must be evaluated by an astute clinician. See your pcp. ...Read more