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Whiskers on my chin

Good Morning. :)

Ever since my Grave's Dx in 2003 I have these awful wirey gray whiskers on my chin. At first it was two or three--- now at least a dozen or more! I must pluck them every other day. They grow like wild flowers. Even since RAI in 2004 they are still there. I wish my hair on my head would grow as fast as these!!!! I suspected hormone imbalance but can not get anyone to move on this. I suppose a few gray hairs on my chin is not as important as the other stuff I am having - but gosh -- I bet I have to shave more than AR-10.

Thoughts? Maybe join the circus?

Where's my twezzer???
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Think hormonal- as you are. Testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, prolactin and I'm sure there are more...
There is a lady at work with chin hairs and I wish I could tell her to get it checked out.
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You're too funny.  I remember when I was 19 I worked with older women (they were probably between 35-40 and I thought they were ancient) that used to talk about that and I had no idea what they were talking about. They used to tell me "just wait".  Boy were they right!
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Really I am glad I made some humor on it - but it really has been a-nnoy-ing.

I am on my way to get my thyroid Ultra Sound and I had to quick pluk them b/c I would be mortified if they saw them. After this is over and finding out why I am having such problems with my neck - this WILL be next on my list.

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You can have your blood tested for high testosterone levels.  Ask your MD>
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My sister, who is young, had this problem and she had a high level of androgens--get tested for hormonal imbalance.

In women, androgens are produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands and fat cells. In fact, women may produce too much or too little of these hormones -- disorders of androgen excess and deficiency affect an estimated 5 to 10 percent of women and are among the more common hormonal disorders in women.

http://www.healthywomen.org/healthtopics/androgen
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