Sunday, June 14, 2009

Now What?! (Part I)

My hair is falling out. It is falling out evenly, so my appearance is not any different. However, after losing about 25% of my hair volume, I finally knew something was wrong. That's when I called my doctor.

My hair has actually been falling out quite rapidly for about the past week, though it took a few days before I was certain it was happening. (Since I have long hair, it is usual to see my hair all over our house.) More hair than usual seemed to be coming out when I brushed it, showered, slept, or moved.

I'm going in for blood tests on Wednesday.

I think my hair loss is because of my recent development of iron deficiency, but we're also going to test my thyroid levels.

I suppose I'm not more alarmed about my hair loss because I've experienced hair loss before due to a medication I took. As soon as my doctor at the time and I figured out I was reacting to a particular medication, I stopped taking it and my hair stopped falling out. As soon as my GI doctor and I figure out the cause of my hair loss this time, I am confident I will be able to take appropriate measures to stop the problem...I hope.

When I know what's going on, I'll talk about it in a future post.

Update on June 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm: Just got my blood drawn to test iron and thyroid levels.

Update on June 23, 2009: See new post Now What, Part I...Continued.

1 comment:

Jessica Canham said...

Oh no! That really sucks. I hope that your doctor is able to figure it out quickly. I don't know about you, but it seems like every year (or month) something new goes wrong. I, myself, have to call the dermatologist tomorrow about a weird condition on my lips that has flared up from trying a new lip gloss. Sheesh, can't a girl get a break? LOL! Take care; I'll be thinking of you.