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I am at a loss here. I am nursing our 3.5 y.o. dd about once a day. At about 3 monts pp I had the usual pp hair loss. HOwever, since then it has continued and not only is my hair very thin, it is also in terrible shape. The ends get really dry very fast. This is terrible, as I have always had thin hair, and now it feels like there is so little left.<br><br>
It may or may not be related but I have not been able to get pregnant, although I have had my pp period for 3 years now and have been ovulating for at least a year, I think, maybe much longer.<br><br>
I had testing for thyroid done about a year ago, but it seemed normal. (I was suspecting something because I also have very low morning temps.)<br><br>
For what it is worth, I try to eat a traditional diet, with lots of butter, eggs, raw milk, etc.
 

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I'm in exactly the same boat; dd is 3.5, nursing once a day. I've also always had thin hair but I just keep on losing it. When I was pg with dd i got my thyroid tested and it said normal but I have an appt with my dr in a couple of weeks to try and find out what's going on. I'm quite sure I have some hormonal imbalances and have other symtpoms, but not sure what she can/will test for and if this will show up.
 

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muse... Have you by any chance gained weight while nursing?<br><br>
Please tell me it is so... just to make me feel better.. ha ha ha
 

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oh lordy YES!! BUT the good news is I discovered this summer that cutting out gluten has made a big difference to that. I mostly eat only sprouted or soaked grains. Also cut out refined sugars. I'm gradually increasing my raw food intake, mostly in the form of juices, and that has helped with the condition of my hair (less brittle/dry) if not the thickness.<br><br>
I don't have any thing to back it up but i'm convinced that my hormonal imbalance = inability to process gluten and sugars (and maybe other foods) well, leading to bloating and weight gain. Also mood swings/irritability & fatigue. I'm sure the hair loss is related; our bodies not processing or absorbing nutrients/minerals efficiently??<br><br>
someone out there must have the answer?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Well, so far the only hormonal imbalance I am aware of is that my fertile mucus is terrible, which I think has to do with too much prolactin...<br><br>
But in all honesty, I don't know, and doctors are useless in these sort of things, I find. I need doctor House and his team or something... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I would look into hormonal testing such as estrogen, progesterone, etc. Also, make sure your thyroid test is a Free T3, Free T4 and TSH. There is a thyriod thread around here with great info.<br>
There are other things like nutritional deficiencies such as Biotin, Calcium, etc. And there could be gut issues as well. So many things to consider, especially since many symptoms overlap.
 

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Forgot to mention adrenal fatigue...there' a thread around here for that to. I would look into that as well. Check this out. <a href="http://www.bodyecology.com/07/03/22/adrenal_fatigue_symptoms.php" target="_blank">http://www.bodyecology.com/07/03/22/...e_symptoms.php</a>
 
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