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.