Nurse, when all my hair fell out on interferon, which is like having a huge lupus flare, plus I alraay was having a lupus like problem, it was due to an elevated FSH hormone, due to damage to my endocrine system bythe disease. There''s a blood test for FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). I got some pretty nasty permanent skin problems too, so endocrine crap can be bad, and they should be able to test and adjust. My ob/gyn is better at the hormones than my rheumie, who did dx my thyroid disease despite a normal TSH based on antibodies, so they help too. My endo is like, if I'm not dying, I'm okay, just keep popping the synthroid and estrogen. also, the endo freaks out whenever I get steroids for AI when I'm so messed up from getting them all along, you know most of us do so much better on them. A good endo is hard to find. My ob/gyn handles all that now and tests alot more and will refer me to someone good, so I go through her. She just tested a bunch of that stuff so its not a hard test to get. Lowerng my estrogen helped alot with my facial hair and body hair. She has helped alot and I have less hair loss as a result. But she ran tests first and I take some other stufff. I'm just saying, if it bugs you you can check with the ob/gyn. When I was on interferon, the docs tested it but didn't do anythng because I was going to be done and it was a common side effect. I was retested laterand they were lots lower near normal.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids