Today, 12:10 PM
shannonfbc, I'm so sorry you're dealing with this hair issue! My baby is about 11 months old, and I'm dealing with much more hair loss recently, quite a bit of hair losss. I know that there is postpartum hair loss that can happen within the first year, but I am also, like you, wondering how normal my own hair loss is. I'm brushing out quite a lot. I hope you get the answers you are looking for!
mommal, do you have any recommendations on what to ask your doctor to look for specifically when testing for thyroiditis or diagnosing it? It's my understanding that sometimes it can appear that your blood work is normal, because it falls within the standardized range in blood testing. However, it can still be lower than what is considered a functional range.
I had my thyroid tested months ago when my baby was about 4 months old, because I suspected, based on my symptoms, that something might be off with my thyroid. It came back within the standardized range, but it was definitely lower than what is considered a functional level. I was on the low end of normal.
Now my hair is seriously falling out, and I'm thinking about getting tested again. However, I wonder if they will just consider this normal again, despite my symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. Thank you for any help you offer!