I was just recently diagnosed with Hasimoto’s Disease. I just turned 21 and my hair is falling out on my head, I have bald spots on my scalp, mustache, and also my chin. Also my eyelid is missing hair in the middle and my left eyebrow hair has also fallen out. I’v been taking Synthroid now for 8 months and just last month the doctor told me that my thyroid hormone levels are back to normal, I’m at 125 mcgs as my daily dosage. I would like to know will my hair ever grow back to the way it use to be and how long would it take before i notice any differences?
You are experiencing balding spots in several areas of your body. Although hair loss could be seen in the conditions that thyroid function is diminished, your patchy hair loss could be due to alopecia areata. Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease and it could be associated with other autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s. Thyroid disease is reported in about 8 to 11% of patients with alopecia areata. You need to see a dermatologist for confirmation of your diagnosis with a biopsy if it is thought to be appropriate. As we discussed in previous posts, recovery from alopecia areata is spontaneous in many cases, but could be facilitated by injection of local steroids or other medications in the hands of an expert on AA.