I've been reading all the posts about hair loss, which I have lost some, but am I the only one whose hair went prematurely grey. I was just recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's. In January my hair turned grey almost overnight.
I'm not even 40 yet and my hair is about 80% grey.
I don't know the answer but here's what I do know:
I am new here and dx'd 4 years ago. I just turned 50 but I didn't have any grey til the last 4 years and I very suddenly got a ton of greys in my eyebrows, temples, and part. A friend's mom that has Hashi's said it is very common to go grey early with Hashi's and my mother in law has thyroid issues and went grey in her 20's.
My mum went grey over night in her early 20s she had Hypo..I have Hashi/Hypo but have had no problems with greying. Also my neighbor just dx with a thyroid issue has been grey since her teens, Strange.
Quite interesting. Initially found some gray hairs when I was 27. Hairdresser says there's a touch of own color left now at 50, just enough to help determine what color range would be best. HA Was always under the impression that maternal grandmother went grey a bit young but she also had a goiter too. My mother only had a few grey hairs until 65 or so. My poor Son won't know on this score, since his Father and his Mother's family ALL go grey very early...like 19/20/21 and almost completely.
Sorry, Hypo without yet knowing if any auto-immune involved.
I have Graves disease and had RAI and TT,
I found that as soon as I had RAI (which made me hypo) I went very grey.
As the months passed, I had more grey than my own natural dark hair.
Dont know if it was coincidence, whether it was stress from being hyper so long but I deal with it.
I decided it was easier to cover grey with blonde tips.
So I have my hair coloured my natural colour then have blonde tips done with the cap.
I cant have my whole head blonde as I am allergic to the strong peroxide but found that the grey blends in well with the blonde tips.
As far as I'm concerned....grey is the least of my worries.
I am alive and thats all that matters to me lol.
Weight was my big issue.
I went from 55 kgs to 71 kgs....a huge weight gain.
Looked like a damn goldfish too !
Then as my levels became stable, I lost the weight and am currently 57 kgs.
I didnt exersise or take any diet stuff...the weight just dropped off.
If my levels change, I fluctuate in weight but only by 2 kgs so feel good in that area.
Go treat yourself to a new you!
Go blonde ,,,,hugs x
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