I have been having extremely heavy periods that last at least two weeks and go away for three weeks and then come back. Well now I am losing hair like crazy. Now I know that people shed hair but this is to the point my husband is noticing my hair is thinner. I also have been having horrible stomach cramps usually in the middle of the night. If anyone has any comments or ideas that would help I would appreciate it! Thanks.
I know how you feel with the heavy periods and hair loss...I am dealing with the same stuff. Have you been to your doc and had a thyroid panel done? Just a little blood work to see if there is a problem with your thyroid. I have been hypothyroid (underactive) since 1998 and have been on thyroid hormone replacement since then. A couple of months ago, during an ultrasound for my neck, they caught a glimpse of something on my thryoid. I went for FNA biopsy and found out a week later that I have thyroid papillary carcinoma. It is a very treatable cancer and it is usually slow growing...just worried b/c I don't know how long I have had it. Having surgery on Thurs (31st).
Please don't misunderstand, I am not saying you have cancer....what I am saying is that those are hypothyroid symptoms, but they are also symptoms of other things too. Have you been to your OB/GYN? If you don't mind, how old are you? Could it be hormonal? Geez, I hate to say that b/c my doc told me that I was just "hormonal" and that I just suffered from "anxiety"....Ah, YEAH - anxiety from not knowing what the hell is wrong!?!??!?!?!?? Anyway, just a couple of questions, I am sure that someone else here will have something to post as well. Keep posting and we'll try to help - good luck to you. If you get the thyroid panel done, get a copy and post your results....that may help.
I have not had a thyroid check done. I will talk to my doctor about that. I am 25 years old to answer your question. It is just frustrating. And don't worry I am not one of those people that freak out because some one with similar symptoms has cancer. I know it could be anything or nothing at all. I am just tired of my hair being everywhere and the periods!!!!! Thank you for your help.
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