Friday, April 27, 2012


For the past year, my hair has been coming out in chunks. Every time I take a shower, I pull out handful after handful of hair. When I brush my hair, tons comes out. Even if my brush starts out completely empty of hair, by the time I brush through it a couple times, it's full again. No matter how hard I try, I can't keep our bathroom floor from being covered in hair (sorry I know that's gross).  It's always driven me crazy and made me worry, but I never really thought to do anything about it. I knew it was normal to lose hair daily, but I have been losing waaaay more than normal and my hair is about half as thick as it used to be. Last week, I finally decided to go to the doctor and get my blood tested. 

Well, the results came back a couple days ago and looks like I do have hyperthyroidism. Both my mom and sister have thyroid problems, so I figured I would eventually have the same problem...I just didn't expect it this soon. I'm so glad I got it tested though. It explains so much, like why I gain weight quickly, why it's so hard to get it off, even when we are eating really healthy and walking three miles a day to and from class instead of driving. Also explains why I'm so dang cold all the time and why I am always tired. Even if I get plenty of sleep, I always feel sluggish and unmotivated to do anything. They put me on medication and I really hope it helps me feel better and more energized. It kind of made me realize how careful I need to be too. I really can't let myself get out of control with my eating. I'm really grateful, though, that I was able to discover this early on. So yeah, I am officially on thyroid medication! Here's to hoping for less hair loss and more energy!