Is there anything besides autoimmune alopecia, lupus, hypothyroidism that could cause hair loss? I've noticed quite a bit of my hair coming out in the shower and hair all over the place today. Can being anemic cause this? I do have hypothyroidism (I've had it for years and have been on the same amount of levothyroxine for years). Last TSH was over a year ago, though.
I feel like poop, too. I've had an upset tummy, very weak, and feeling odd (spacey, ears ringing super loud). I have an appointment set up tomorrow to see my regular doctor. I also have my head tremor coming back and need to be pulled out of chairs, need the shower chair for the first time in over a year.
I didn't sleep well last night because my stomach felt unsettled (no temperature, though--in fact below temperature).
Hair loss for me was thyroid related. Besides having MS I have autoimmune thyroid issues too. I am on straight T3 as Levothyroxine was worthless and made me feel much worse. Since starting the T3 (cytomel) I am beginning to feel much better, have more energy and my hair has quit falling out.
I found a Doctor who doesn't treat TSH lab results but the whole patient. I found I have a bad Reverse T3 problem and now that its clearing with the T3, life is getting much better and the thyroid antibodies are about gone too. :) My stomach issues are much better as well.
Low temperature is an indicator of hypothyroid btw.
I just got back from the doctor. He's getting me to have a lot of blood work which I'll do on Friday. The doctor is leaning toward the hypothyroid explaination with MS causing the weakness, but I noticed a lot of different tests besides the thyroid panel. He did say that he wanted to make sure I was anemic.
Steph, what led your doctor to think it was celiac disease besides anemia? Were there other blood tests to help with the diagnosis? I wouldn't be shocked if I have an additional autoimmune disease!
Jessica, I have had bad luck with getting any of my doctors to look into other medicines. I even went to an endocrinologist, but he wasn't wanting to change my medicine either. I have hear what you have, as far as the straight T3. I know nothing about Cytomel. Does this help with lowering thyroid antibodies?
My body temperature is much like that of a lizard. If it's hot outside, my body temperature rises, and I have a hard time cooling. When it's cool (and the weather is cooling again), I get cold and stay cold. I told this to the neuro after my trip to Italy because I wound up in the urgent care facility because I got to hot and thought I was having a heat stroke. I tried cooling myself, but couldn't do it. I finally collapsed and was taken to the center on a tiny little island where no one could speak English. Anyway, my neuro told me that all this had something to do with the MS (I forgot the explaination). So, I am really confused needless to say as far as what is MS and what is not!
Thank you so much for your help, ladies. Happy Thanksgiving,
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