I been suffering with hair loss and migraines. Always tired

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   Posted 11/7/2012 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 34 years old female of 2 kids recently for the last few weeks.
I noticed my thick beautiful hair coming out loss of hair i thought was normal but when i ran my fingers threw my hair i recently gotten a shock it came out in clumps not a normal strands here or there but clumps. The last few months i noticed my hair was thinning out so in thought nothing of it some hair in the sink when i brush my hair or when i wash it when it is wet i been loosing hair clogging up the tub i thought that was normal.

But the last few weeks i been very tired and hair loss the thick hair i used to have is thin now and migraines horrible migraines. I am popping Asprin all the time to care for the pain i told the dr about it and he gave me a stronger pain reliever but i am still not able to control the migraines.

These migraines are so painful that it litterly hurls me over and i am in pain crying. My front of my head hurts the back of my head hurts. It hurts so much that my skull feels like pin cushion for pain. I cry and think to my self i want to drill holes in my head to relieve the pain.

I told the dr what was happening he thinks it is the stress from the migraines i told him the migraines are always and constant that it is getting worse on a daily basis that migraines should not come all the time. He asked me to try out the pain reliever and if it did not work to call him.

I also noticed stroke like symptoms with the migraines where my face feels paralyzed and it is hard to talk like slurry speech. Been like that for 6 months now i told the Dr it and he says once again it is stress but i know it is not. walking and talking is impossible and numbness. This last any where from half hour to a hour.When attacks occur.

My periods are off i am noticing spottiness one month and heaviness the next. The heavy periods they last really long normal periods go away with in 1 to 5 days these periods are lasting 2 weeks straight. One day heavy the next light it all depends i go threw a box of tampons a month which normally it should last anyone 2 to 3 months worth. I had a pap smear a year ago nothing came of it the Dr said it was fine i was in and out of the Dr for chronic yeast infections and kidney infections and bladder infections . They give me medication and it cures up and another one occurs.

I took a Aids/HIV test it came back negative so that is a relief my problem is i am not able to control my migraines my hair is falling out.

I told the Dr this and he tells me it could be stress i don't think so. I am all out of reasoning why this is happening. I am sick and tired and i am sick of being tired.

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   Posted 11/7/2012 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
a couple years ago my wife was losing hair and went to the dermatologist. he explained that when you have some kind of traumatic event in your life your body reacts to it. the first thing to react is that the hair stops growing. about 2 months later as the hair is growing again it is breaking old hair off that had stopped. the good news is that your hair is growing back and in time it will quit falling out as old hair quits breaking off. sure enough my wifes hair quit falling out and all is fine. the doc did say that women could try some minoxodil for men to help the process. we didn't. so i think this is stress related as the doc says. look back 2 months from when it all started and see what happened. exactly 2 months prior, my wife had spent 2 days in the hospital with pnuemonia. if this doesn't make any sense, see a dermatologist for a better explanation.
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   Posted 11/7/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Kristy, have you been checked for auto-immune diseases? My daughter has Lupus & it causes her hair to fall out & it is thinning quite a bit. Has your doctor done any blood work to rule these things out? Her periods have changed as well. Your doctor could be right & this could all be related to your migraines. My grandson has migraines & he gets slurred speech & trouble talking with them. The hair falling out could be stress related very easily because you must be under a lot of stress when your migraines hit.

I hope the new med works for you & you get some relief. Keep talking to your doctor but if you are not getting the relief you need or you don't feel you are being heard, it may be time to find a new one. Or see if he will refer you to a rheumatologist or internist. Hugs, Denise
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   Posted 4/3/2013 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Kristy, I'm the same age and have had migraines with aura for 20 years I just noticed the hair thinning to along with more neurological stroke like symptoms. Can be scary because you never know when it can happen again. Have you found anything that works for you? rolleyes

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   Posted 4/4/2013 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kristy, welcome to our little corner of the world. I am sorry you are not getting any relief and I will tell you one thing from personal experience, narcotics will Not get rid of migraines and they tend to make them worse. If I were you i would insist my doctor send me to a Neurologist for testing. If nothing shows up, so what, better safe than sorry with our health I say yeah Keep in Touch, everyone ones experience is valuable here and your could make it easier for someone else who has these same symptoms.
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   Posted 6/4/2013 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Kristy have your thyroid checked it sounds like hypothyroidism.

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   Posted 7/4/2013 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello I'm new in here and I'm not a doctor 'just' a patient but I wonder if you've considered Lyme Disease.

It can cause hair loss, Bell's Palsy' type symptoms as well as localised numbness and tingling; along with fatigue, joint & muscle pain, neurological problems including terrible headaches / migraines...?

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   Posted 7/11/2013 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Kristy, I had severe migraines and irregular periods in my late 30's and the doctors say it's perimenopause. Have you talked to your gyn. doctor about this. You may benefit from some hormone replacement.

My hair has stated to thin out a lot recently and I've been diagnosed with low thyroid. There is a medication you can take for this also. If it's falling out in clumps it may be more than stress causing it.

I hope you can find the answer. Check out the things that have been mentioned on here and maybe one of them will be it.
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   Posted 7/17/2013 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Please, Please go see a Neurologist and get an MRI! I had almost those exact symptoms and mine turned out to be a Meningioma the size of a baseball. It wasn't malignant but it took 9 1/2hours of brain surgery to get it all out. I'm not trying to scare you, its just a matter of better safe than....And Neurologists are way better at treating Migraines anyway, and they don't prescribe narcotics to mask it, they try to find out what's causing it. That's my opinion for what its worth and I hope you feel better anyway :-)
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   Posted 11/3/2016 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kristy,

I think what you are having is a hemiplegic headache. I have had the same thing and ended up in the ER thinking I was having a stroke. Turns out it was a hemiplegic headache--they mimic stroke like symptoms: numbness, tingling, paralysis, blurred vision, aura, etc. I had a CT Scan done and it came back clear but I was still diagnosed with hemiplegic headache. I doesn't necessary show up as anything on tests but it exists.

see here: http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/hemiplegic-migraine-headaches-symptoms-causes-treatments

I facing the same thing for hair loss. I've been trying all kind of things but believe me stress is a tremendous factor. The migraines might be coming from what I stated above but hair loss is probably due to stress which explains the abnormal periods too. Don't underestimate stress--its a killer. Also, do you have PCOS? I have it and its is known cause period problems (over bleeding as well) and its been linked to hair loss too. I have that as well. I've been trying natural treatments for hair loss. Try out this shampoo that I've been using. It's called Pur'a Dor. Its been great so far. I'm also using all kinds of natural supplements to help too. Best of luck! I know the feeling :( And I'm 26 :) Chamomile tea will calm you a bit!

Post Edited (zee15) : 11/3/2016 11:24:47 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 11/7/2016 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
have you seen a biological dentist?

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   Posted 12/18/2016 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Get your Vit D3 checked. My hair was falling out in globs, too weak to stand or walk, numerous symptoms. My D3 was low (it's actually a hormone) and the Dr put me on 50,000 iu for 12 weeks. Then over counter daily after that.
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