Hi everyone. First....I would like to thank those of you who respond to my post. You make a huge difference.
A little background info: I have a goiter with two nodules...don't know if it's hashi's or what. I just know I go from hypo to hyper...mostly hypo, though(I usually have about two hyper episodes a year the rest of the time I am hypo). My tsh is all over the place (but within range). I don't think my frees have EVER been tested and I don't want to ask my self righteous condescending doctor another question. So.....I'm relying on you folks;
1. I would like to know why thyroid disease makes us lose our hair.
2. I would like to know whether or not a kelp supplement helps. I've been doing some reading and apparently kelp is beneficial for those who are hypo. Like I said...I have no idea whether I have hashi's...just know that I swing back and forth. During my research I found that kelp can be detrimental to those who have hashi's. It may aggravate the hypo or hyper symptoms. I would like to take some, but I am afraid I may react adversly considering I have many hashi's symptoms. Down to the question......Has anyone heard anything about kelp and hashi's?
Please excuse my ignorance. I'm relying completely on my own research. I know nothing about ranges other than tsh. My doc has no sympathy for me and did not even do me the courtesy of explaining what I have. I think I may have to buy a book....how sad.
Thanks for your help.