Losing weight hair loss

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2207135 tn?1338934254 One was not gaining back the 20lbs I lost despite not exercising because I was so fatigued. Started showing signs of anemia, had hair loss and oily hair (could wash it and by the time it was dry, looked oily again), periods every two weeks. Skin rash (found out from antibiotics) overgrowth of yeast in ears and mouth, you name it. Started with a new doctor and started taking my meds as i'm meant to.
Avatar n tn tsh test indicated hypothryroid. My MD prescribed levothyroxine 50mcg. My energy level increased, my weight increased(and I was overweight to begin with) and I'm losing my hair. She increased the dosage changed to synthroid 75mcg and my body reacted with severe palpitations. I went back to the lower dosage.I believe that the thyroid medication actually caused the hair loss and was not a symptom of low tsh. I would like to discontinue this medication. If so, will my hair grow back?
Avatar n tn Hair loss is actually reasonably common after weight loss surgery, believed to be related to fewer calories taken in and calories being directed toward the organ systems that need them. Hair unfortunately loses out. The exact cause is not entirely understood, and so the treatment is a bit more difficult to determine. Most doctors agree that it tends to be temporary and improves once the body re-equilibrates after the initial period of significant weight loss has ended.
Avatar n tn I am not trying to scare you, however, you need to not to delay because you do not want to lose any more weight (your hair is thinning due to weight loss) and you need to find out why.
Avatar f tn Do u have any other symptoms? Are u Tired? Are u losing or gaining weight. I know when u loose alot of hair it's sometimes the Tyroid Gland. I know after I had surgery I lost and am still lossing alot of hair. Start by visiting your doctor and have some blood works done. Good Luck !!
Avatar n tn Let's see a 10 yr old cat that's losing weight and losing hair. This, to me, sounds like your cat has an overactive thyroid. Try doing a google search or yahoo search on hyperthyroidism and see if the symptoms fit. There's also a possiblility of kidney disease, as well. That could cause weight loss, too, but not hair loss. My main suspicion is hyperthyroid disease. This can be extremely dangerous because the heart rate increases big time. This can cause heart failure.
Avatar f tn I'm a 20 year old female and have been losing hair from both eyebrows in the same place, It's been going on for a while but hasn't been noticeable. Now it looks extremely different. I haven't been losing hair anywhere else, and my doctor has no idea. I've been on the Loette birth control pill for a couple of years and was wondering if that may the cause of it?
Avatar f tn I have lost 74 pounds since Feb. 1,2011 on Weight Watchers. In the last month or so, my hair has started falling out. In the first few months, my hair got thicker, and was growing quickly. Now it is very weak and thinning. I don't want to stop losing weight yet, bacause I feel so much better, and I still have more to lose.What can I do and is this normal?
877337 tn?1249844450 If I could lose weight like I am losing hair I would be a very happy camper!!! Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Within the last few months (nine) I have lost a significant amount of weight. I have noticed my hair becoming a bit thinner and possibly a small amount of hair loss (minor). The main change however is the texture of the hair. As I am not a resident this year in the country where my thyroid tests took place I havent been for a check, although I plan to do so soon,(christmas). Could you please give me some quick advice regarding this issue and how to deal with it? Have I overdosed?
971443 tn?1282560078 cat aids is called FeLv....I would more so be suspicious of a food or allergy to something in his environment. Have your Vet do a small skin scraping of one of these brown spots........could be a condition called eosinophilic plaque or EGC (eosinophilic granuloma complex) let us know the outcome please. good luck.
Avatar m tn I am 22 years old! I am losing hair to the extreme. I can wash or brush my hair and I will pull handfulls of hair out of my head! This is concerning me. I need some help!!
Avatar n tn I'm twenty years old and I've been losing a lot of hair, I find it on my pillow, on the floor in the shower I'm afraid to brush because of the amount of hair that seems to fall out. There has been less thickness and I'm sure my hair is thinning. I have pretty long hair to my waist but I dont know if its because my hair is too long that I'm losing so much.
Avatar n tn Hi I got my Thyroid checked about a month ago and when I first went to the Endo my thyroid was not functioning at all apparently I was taking too high of a dosage, then he switched my dosage and it registered and it was 7.30 or so, then he switched me to taking 1/2 pills on weekends and last time he checked it my TSH as 2.87 which is about the best it has been for a long, long time. I am feeling considerably better but I am still losing lots of hair.
Avatar n tn I'm twenty-two years old and after a couple of months dealing with an ulcer, i lost a considerable amount of weight in only a couple of months. I was taking two Zantac everyday in the beginning for a month or so, then I was prescribed Nexium which I took for two months. I've been losing been rapidly losing my hair ever since, I've since started being able to eat normally again and haven't been on any medication for two months now but my hair still is coming out.
Avatar f tn Conditioner replaces these and protects your hair from damage. Changing products might help though. Hair loss is probably related to hormones. Mention it at your next OB appt and see what the doc thinks.
Avatar n tn My partner and I have both been treated for giardia, although my partner left it 3 months before testing pos for it. I also had typhus salmonella, and have suffered hair loss (ok now). My partner is still losing weight, although he feels healthy, and we are concerned, as he is very thin now. can you help, we took flagyl for giardia. His blood/thyroid/colonoscopy/cancer tests were all clear. He has just finished a course of flagyl,and feels good stomach and colon wise now.
Avatar n tn I wanted a jump start on getting involved with my new weight loss plan which includes taking diet pills for a short time. My question can I take diet pills and if so what kind? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/255036'>Will Diet Pills help with Orthostatic Hypotension?</a>.
618714 tn?1267882416 Still losing hair although I cut my hair short now.what is wrong? No stress will result in losing hair?
Avatar m tn If you lost weight on purpose, it sounds like you just have regular vitamin-deficiency hair loss. Take vitamins and minerals and see if you improve.
Avatar n tn I am taking his medication to MY doctor and asking for the same so I can lose weight, have tons of energy, and have a beautiful head of hair! Hair loss can also be a dermatology problem from allergies to fleas. Good luck with your pup.
230948 tn?1235844329 Is the hair loss behind the right ear the same as the hair loss behind the left ear? Or is the hair loss random, with a patch missing here and there in the areas you described? If the hair loss is bilaterally equal from one side of the body to the other, then you need to consider a couple of things. It could be mange. It could also be hormonally triggered. It's even possible that it could be caused by Cushing's Disease, which is a tiny tumor on the pituitary gland.
504000 tn?1242500793 I am at 3 months post pardum and and realizing I am losing ALOT of hair...when i brush my hair in the morning and blow dry it..my hair is all over the sink and floor...i have to pick it up its so much.....and if i run my fingers through my hair....i have alteast 8-10 pieces in my hand! i am hoping it stops soon!