I come from a family with lots of hair. But as I got into my later 40's I noticed it was starting to thin in a spot right on top of my head. I'm like, what!?? I have had the thickest hair all my life and to see that I thought it just couldn't be possible. And yes I think fibro can cause hair loss because I ended up with another area on the back of my head that lost lots of hair since getting this and there is all this new growth there now- so I am happy it is coming back.
I used to be a hair dresser.. so I do understand the famiail thing. I also know about Alopecia Areata -localized hair loss .. like a little oval, that grows back. I know its not that. (thank goodness) Yeh, it could be a vitiman def. or meds, but this has been going on longer than I've been on these meds (about 5 yrs or so). I just think its interesting that I saw hair loss on the list of symptoms and wonder if this is a common symptom or what?!!? LOL... wish I could collect all of that hair and glue it back in.. I've always had kind of thin, flat, straight hair so I can't afford to lose too much.
OK.. Patsie.. who's Dr Oz?? (Geez, I'm soooo out of touch)
Dr. Oz is the co-author of all those You health books. You: The Owners Manual, You: On a Diet, You: Staying Young, etc.
Not just emotional stress, but also the physical stress on the body of being ill can cause hair loss. For me, it was a combination of that and meds interfering with the absorption of Folic Acid that caused a lot of my hair to fall out in late 2007. Once I started taking a suppliment and got my Crohn's under better control the hair started growing in again. Be aware that when hair drops out for medical reasons it often comes back a different color or texture. I've always had smooth, mostly straight hair with a little bit of wave. Now I have curls!
I lose a lot of hair, it is evrywhere, my clothes, the laundry, the tub, the sink. But I have a very thick head and a full head of hair. I read that problems w/ thyroid can cause hair loss. My thyroid has been checked so many times and I've been told it is fine. Yet so many symptoms of thyroid problems are things I deal w/ daily. When I brush my hair, I pull so much hair out of that brush. My mother still has a thick head of hair, and she is almost 90, my father had very little hair when he passed away.
My nails are not strong like they used to be and I have ridges. I don't even bother w/ nail polish, they don't look right.
God bless. Alice.
I have nails of steel... but I work on them A LOT!!!! I use all of those Sally Hansen product and they really work well for me. I buff them at least once a week to keep the ridges away, it really works. Wish I could use it on my feable (sp?) little hairs.. LOL!
Thanks for the update on the Dr. Oz thing ... I'll have to look up some of his books.