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Have been on Levothyroxine for several months now and have seen improvements in all symptoms except hair loss. I'm also on Plavix (due to a TIA), which I understand can also cause hair loss. I started on it shortly before beginning to exhibit thyroid symptons. I've had breast cancer, so can't take estrogen. Testosterone test was normal, so that's not the cause of the hair loss anyway. It's substantial and is becoming embarrasing.
In the past 2 months he has also exerienced quite rapid hair loss - what limited hair he had has thinned significantly - meaning the hair itself is fragile and now whispy, his eyebrows are nearly gone and his (never substantial) mustache is following suit. It seems foolish to ask if this latter event is related to his heart, but I wonder if they may be related to his medication regimen. He takes Plavix, Zocor, Lisinopril, Coreg and aspirin.
Sure enough when my 24/7 migraines got better, the hair loss stopped and the hair grew back. And when the migraines got worse, the hair loss came back.
But I still have the coronary artery disease and my cardiac blockages are from Plaque buildup. I am still trying to figure how why one trumps the other.
very narrow minds Still in this day of so much information !! Anyway, main issue .. Hair Loss .. itchy, scalely, odor .. my hair ended up everywhere (now thats very annoying) Helppppppp... Please..... Lyme just doesnt leave anything alone...
How long must one be on Plavix to keep coated stents open? I need knee surgery badly and need to be off Plavix for 5 days prior to surgery. Cardiologist has vetoed all surgery. I have 3 stents and with 2 of the stents, I have been on Plavix for 15 months and the last stent..on Plavix for 9 months. What is Cleveland Clinics thoughts on this? Question #3. Recent CT scan of chest shows calcification in the Lad and mid RCA.
I'm a 59 yr. young female, I take meds for diabetes (pills) HBP, Plavix & aspirin 320 Pravastatin & some pain meds. I have dry brittle hair, hair loss, I am less able to tolerate stress than before have chronic pain. Everytime I ask my Doc for estrogen he says I will have a heart attack if I take it because I am a smoker (trying to quit) I recently heard about some estrogen gel, that I would like to try. Are there any smokers out there that also take a little estrogen?
As far as chemo - and TX - I've heard that they are about the same --- minus the radiation causes complete hair loss - and massive cellular damage. Still - the HCV TX is a chemotherapy - and it can be hard on some. As far as getting educated - there are alot of really educated folks here on this forum - so just keep reading --- you'll find that each person is unique and may have some good advice for you.
I've read a few cases where a stent has prematurely detached from the catheter before deployment. Sometimes the site is ballooned with the cardiologist believing he is expanding the stent, but when the balloon is removed, the stent isn't there. However, every case I have seen has reported the stent being retrieved. Maybe it would be worth seeking a second opinion.
Toprol had the most side effects - out all the beta blockers I took ! the worst being Hair loss - and vision problems and rapid waight ! long term useage also can cause - blood sugar to go high or low.. and can cause diabetes to happen ! the drug makers know this ! yet they push these drugs out on us all - it keeps the doctors pumping more drugs into us for other symptoms ! thus makes $$$ for the drug companys and doctors !
Hard to comment on an MRI that I have never seen before, but if you do have a history of visual loss or changes in one eye, and there's truly evidence suggestive of an optic neuritis by MRI, then MS is a consideration. FUrther evaluation including a spinal tap, somatosensory evoked potentials, and a formal eye exam should be considered, especially if you're a young woman. Other tests would include bloodwork to look for autoimmune diseases.
My symptoms were fairly benign at the beginning with my low Ferritin, but due to an abnormally long menstrual flow, I then plummeted with symptoms--my arms tired quickly when I would wash my hair, extreme hair loss, achiness, and depression. And...I was unable to raise my Armour. That's when I discovered my Ferritin to be in the low teens. I got on iron, and managed to raise it to about 58. Got off, and DOWN my Ferritin went. Very strange. I now keep it between 70 - 90.
Insomnia Occasional heart palpatations/heart racing Dry skin A few small scalp sores and bleeding, no hair loss of any kind Low blood pressure Last 6 months only 2 day menses (no complaint there) Past symptoms that occur with random "flare ups" : Raynaud's Numbness/pins and needles/tingling of the right side Difficulty swallowing/little saliva low grade fever neck tightness No indication of Demyelinating Plaques in any past MRI scans. Last one was done 2 years ago.
As a child, he imagined me a dutch sailor with my then blonde hair. Later, I watched him wolf down chocolates and he was drinking his gift of shaving cream (and family had to get him to stop). He was obviously not as close to me as your father is, so I cannot say I understand the agony this is putting YOU through.
It took awhile for her to get used to me, but with some practice I eventually was able to change diapers, bathe the girls, and now 2 1/2 years later with some more progress under my belt, I can carry my 3 year-old to bed or short distances if I need to. The most frustrating thing to me is that I can't fix their hair. I would like to have 1 more baby - I'm sure it would be more difficult than the first 2, but I think I could figure it out.
Turns out his stent from about two years ago developed a blood clot since he went off Plavix (blood thinner) about three months ago. He had been having problems, not feeling so great and the cardiologist ran all the typical tests and everything came back normal. Surprise!! This sounds a lot like what those of you in limbo often go through. He is resting at the hospital, probably until Tuesday and doing well.
HI MY NAME IS COURTNEY I AM 17 YRS OLD AND I WAS VERY HEALTHY BEFORE I GOT SICK NOW I BEEN SICK FOR 3 MONTHS NOW AND I BEEN DEALING WITH HEADACHES,PRESSURE IN HEAD,ALSO BUZZING FEELIN IN MY HEAD,FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS MOVING IN MY BRAIN,ALSO I FEEL DIZZY,MUSCLE ACHES,MOUTH ULCERS ALSO IN THROAT,LOST WEIGHT AND LOSS OF APPETITE,TIRED ALOT,FATIGUE ALL THE TIME,WEAK ALL THE TIME,NO ENERGY PERIOD.MY HAND ARE COLD AND CAN TURN FROM WHITE TO RED AND PURPLISH COLOR.
Also - I have no other symptoms that would indicate Lupus - no joint problems, hair loss, rashes, etc. I truly am beginning to think that its a "head" problem, since blood tests don't seem to correlate too much to symptoms.
I started getting some hair loss in the non male pattern baldness areas, and did a little research of my own. It is one of only 26 pharmaceuticals of the millions out there that causes hair loss. Silly me, @ 31 years old, I choose an elevated heart rate and a full head of hair. But I looked damn good in that ER the other night. I have a nasty Hiatal Hernia that causes my bad heart mojo. But yeah, bad dreams and hair loss for sure with Torprol XL. Alot of people say that too.
o Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia) o Over stimulation of the ovaries causing production of many ova (eggs) in women o Multiple pregnancy o Acne o Tiredness o Changes in mood o Irritation in area of use o Excessive fluid retention in the body tissues, resulting in swelling (oedema) o Hair loss o Prostate hypertrophy The side effects accompanied with hCG use (which usually relate to higher levels of male sex hormones, such as extreme acne), its low rate of effect and the cos
she did have several strokes from which she recovered quite well - still has an eye problem and she had short term memory loss. there were no 'after event' care instructions and it was a huge struggle for her. she went on to live her life, took up running with a group and loved it. then this past june 13/08, a friday don'tcha know, after a run, she got that old headache. she went to her new and hopefully good doctor when the headache didn't go away by the following monday.
One of the side effects... My auras used to last for about 3-4 hours;visual; speech and loss of a hand and leg..The pain would last for about a day with a "hangover" for a day or two... Thank you for listening... I hope my information can help someone..
I'm wondering if it has something to do with the meds that he is on. He had a stent put in about 6 months ago and is now taking 40mg of Zocor, 75mg of Plavix and 325mg of asprin daily. Does anyone else take these meds? Should he speak with his cardio dr, internist or dermatologist?
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headache with no known cause Take action in an emergency. Not all the warning signs occur in every stroke. Don't ignore signs of stroke, even if they go away! Check the time. When did the first warning sign or symptom start?
The scary loss of function, the not knowing why, and the anger at being dismissed and discarded by my doctor. Ya know, the vertigo had been quite enough.... I'm now two months into therapy with Avonex. I'm through a new relapse (my fourth in the 30 months). A repeat MRI of my C-spine and T-spine with one of the newest generation of MRI machines which has a more powerful (3 Tesla) magnet showed half a dozen old spinal lesions which were missed by the previous older machines.
I am hypothyroid too and did you know Topril and it's generic messed with your thyroid. I have had awful adult acne and my hair has been falling out. I'm going to see if that stops. In spite of my obesity, I've been healthy all my life too. Here are other interactions, it interacts with diabetic meds, asthma, water pills, and more. Look this up for those of you who are thinking about weaning off. I asked my doctors questions they didn't answer.
Fluctuating (episodic) hearing loss. Fluctuating (episodic) rotational vertigo (a form of dizziness). Fluctuating (episodic) tinnitus (a sound heard when there is no sound). Fluctuating (episodic) aural fullness (a sense of pressure in the middle ear, as if descending in an airplane; however, it is *not* actual pressure in the middle ear).
Nonerosive arthritis (tendonitis) is another problem I've experiencing with it, and also liver inflammation. I'm getting neuropathy, hair loss from the limbs, both of which can go along with CREST, as well as liver inflammation showing only on PET scan, but not on the liver enzyme tests. I don't know whether it's connected at all, but my spine is so inflamed that a couple of my cervical vertebrae have spontaneously fused together (spondylitis), and I've developed 5 herniated discs.
I agree with one of the other postings that when our bodies become imploded from the gas, it must trigger adreneline. At this point I am at a loss. I can't sleep, don't want to go out and most of all frustrating the people around me because they can't understand how I feel. Any other tips would be helpful.
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