Just in time for the BlogHer conference, my hair has begun to fall out. Something happens every year at this time that makes my scalp decide to just let go of inhibitions along with handfuls of follicles. It has happened for the last 5 years. June through October. We're not talking a little hair, either - we're talking small ponytails, every time I shower or brush my hair or run my hands through my hair.
I am 99% sure it is my thyroid, for reals this time.
A few months back, I took a battery of tests, and one of them indicated that my thyroid numbers were still in the normal range, but were high-ish. A friend advised me to investigate further, and I learned that my numbers were actually considered outside the norm.
But okay, not everyone agrees on the number that indicates thyroid issues, and while my "symptoms" could easily be related to half a dozen other things - ie - can't lose weight? How's that desk job? I've got family history backing me up. Virtually all the women on my maternal side have thyroid issues.
Do I believe taking a little pill will magically reverse all the unpleasant physical changes that have been going on? No. But if it can stop it from getting any worse, I'm willing. I've got a doctor's visit for next week, and hopefully I'll be able to stop this infernal shedding before I'm flashing scalp this fall.