So, for those of you who do not know I have been having problems with my thyroid and hair breakage for about four months now. I have gone through lots of blood test, biopsies, ultrasounds, bad doctors, etc. After many months of test and a doctor who really did not care- I was able to get a second opinion from a great endocrinologist. He took his time with me, looked over all my labs and then casually mentioned in our conversation that I have Hashimoto's (he assumed I would have already known this). I have done some more labs to see if there is any additional course of treatment I can do at this time. If any of you are interested in learning about this condition just Google "Hashimoto".
Eventhough I do not enjoy the side effects of Hashimoto's (high cholesterol, hair breakage, weight gain, enlarged thyroid, cyst, lethargy, etc) I was so excited to know what was wrong with me :o)! I guess I will just have to get use to this new hair of mine- it will save me lots of money as I have only had one hair cut in five months. So the next time you see me- no I do not color my hair- no it is not overtreated- yes I have a weird disease that sounds like it came straight out of a Disney movie!!!