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April 11th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Hello I would like to ask a few questions.

I had my son 4 months ago and around the 3 month mark I started losing hair like crazy. I had thick hair and now I don't. I was also losing weight no matter what I eat. I could eat all day and gain nothing but lose weight.
I searched online and saw I could have thyroid problems. There were doctors posting so I knew I could be right.

I was wondering if anyone here had this problem? I've lost so much hair I now have thin hair and even a bald spot.

I was also told that it's because I just had a baby. I have 5 kids and this is the first time I've lost hair like this. I'm so worried about what it could be. My mother has Thyroid problems.

Thanks for any info.
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April 11th, 2011, 10:02 PM
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I had something similar happen after I had my second son. I gave birth and afterwards I was so so tired. But of course, doctors brushed it off as being a new mommy. Then I started losing weight yet having a voracious appetite. I was hot all the time, like, it was winter and I was sweating in t-shirts. Finally I started getting dizzy all the time and went to my gp who ran complete bloodwork.
Turns out I was hyperthyroid. So I was sent to an endocrinologist. He brushed off all my symptoms as being related to having a baby and that I shouldn't worry about it anymore. My bloodwork with him came back normal other then having autoimmune antibodies for Hashimoto's.
I still felt off so I ignored his advice, went back to my gp for another blood draw (he told me to come back in a year). My blood work showed that I was now extremely hypothyroid. So my tsh was swinging big time.
I found a different endocrinologist and started getting help right away! He immediately put me on thyroid meds and I've been on them ever since.
For sure get your gp to run some blood tests. You want them to look at tsh, free T3, free T4, and the thyroid antibodies tests (I can't think of the names right now but there's like 3 you can get done).
Do not let anyone brush you off! If you feel like something is wrong, then keep going after help until you get some concrete answers! Postpartum isn't easy. But sometimes it's made even worse with thyroid crap triggered! Good luck!
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April 12th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Thanks so much. I do get dizzy a lot. I go to my doctor on the 20th and I will have them draw blood. I know drugs can fix this problem. I can't wait to go and get this under control.
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April 12th, 2011, 09:45 PM
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yes...i was diagnosed when my son was 6 months old (i started having symptoms when he was about 3-4months old) the dizziness, hair loss (mine never left bald spots but it fell out more than normal), losing weight, feeling super run down, getting warm easily, shaking.
i had hyperthyroidism. I agree with previous poster on the tests you need to have run. Good luck!
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April 13th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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I was also diagnosed when my DS was 3-4mos. It's very common to get it PP. Be sure they test your Free T3 and Free T4 as well as TSH and ferritin.
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