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chaddwell

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I wanted to add in on the hair issue...

I'm 20, but my hair is also falling out rapidly. I can tell it's a lot thinner, and I can pull out tons of strands running my fingers through it while in the shower. I know it's because of malabsorption, which makes since for all of us. THough, I know it takes a while for it to actually start growing again...I lost 40 lbs a couple of years ago (40 lbs I didn't know I had!) because I was very deep in an eating disorder. Of course, my hair fell out pretty bad, but it took several months after I started refeeding to start coming back.

It's funny though...a lot of the hair that grew back during that time frame (which is now falling out again :angry: ) grew back very tight and curly, almost kinky-like...it's strange! :huh:


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Have your thyroid checked. If the blood test comes back normal ask for an ultra sound. First pernicious anemia had me losing hair by the handfulls then after it came back, my hair mats badly and is now curly. Straight hair that goes curly or wavy is a sign of thyroid, curly hair will go straight.


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wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

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allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

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On a different note, last night when I went to bed I had this feeling in my throat like it was closing or the sides were touching and I couldn't breath. Is that anxiety related?

I am not 100% diagnosed yet with celiac disease, but there is a pretty good chance i have it. In regards to you anxiety, i actually had that about a year ago, lost the weight, stated to lose a little bit of hair, and i always felt like there was a lump in my throat or my throat would be closing up. Were u doing anything/thinking of anything?? Keep a record of what you were doing when it happend.

Eventually My hair did stop falling out, i started seeing someone for my anxiety, little by little started to get better, and now i find out that i may have celiac disease....oye! :rolleyes:


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Hi Moongirl,

In regards to your question about what I was doing or thinking when I had the closing/can't breath feeling...I had just laid down in bed, probably not more than five minutes went by and I had that. I wasn't thinking about much either. Just trying to get comfy :D

It probably was anxiety related. On several occasions, again while trying to fall asleep, I've experienced this feeling like I stopped breathing, then I wake myself and realize I'm OK. It's a strange sensation over me and it feels like I stop breathing. I don't get the throat closing feeling.

I just remembered I had the throat closing feeling several years ago, again while trying to go to sleep.

And I'm always on my back when anything like this happens.

Channon

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