Hair changes

I'm hypo and I'm being treated by Dr P for Adrenal Exhaustion. I've always had thin, fine hair which got worse as I became more hypo. However since taking thyroxine it started to get curly (not in a good way). Although I should have gone grey years ago, I haven't but my dark hair colour was getting lighter. This has suddenly changed and now its getting darker again - either the Adrenal Extract or the Thyroid Extract I was prescribed I'm thinking. It should have got lighter from the sun. Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else?

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  • I have heard of this happening to some people and a links:-

    thyroidhelp.org/forums/show...

    medhelp.org/posts/Thyroid-D...

  • My hair is driving me mad at the moment with unexplained curls - like you I have always had thin straight hair which has gotten worse since taking levo/being diagnosed with under active thyroid but for the last 6 months it has started to kink all over the place and curl up so now I can do nothing at all with it!!!!!

    Moggie x

  • At least mine is getting very very slightly thicker!! x

  • Mine tends to have fits and starts - one minute it is falling out no stop and then next it stops but I can honestly say I haven't noticed it getting thicker (I wished). Are you using something in particular to help it along?

    Moggie x

  • Its only a tiny bit thicker, maybe its the curliness. Its never fallen out much but there just has never been been much of it. I think its the treatment I'm having. I keep it really short so I notice changes quite quickly. x

  • Yes mine's really short as well - I did find a really good shampoo and conditioner from a company called "the dancing dolphin" which made my hair really bouncy again - it felt wonderful - but it seems to have stopped working, unless its because its got a bit longer, so I'm going to have it cut at the end of the week to see if it helps. The trouble is mine is always falling out and I definitely think its more the levo than the illness itself.

    Moggie x

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