Possible Thyroid problem?
For the last few months I have experienced some weird symptoms. I have a friend who is a Pharmacy Tech and she thinks I have the symptoms of a thyroid problem. My hair is falling out by the handful, enough to clog the shower drain with one shower. At any given time I can touch the ends of my hair and have a handful come out. (My hair is past the middle of my back, but still). My face and hair are usually really oily, when I never had that problem before. I have pretty bad insomnia, sometimes I can sleep at night but usually no matter what time I go to bed I wake up at 5-7a.m. . That’s even if I go to bed at 3 a.m. I’m tired all of the time, pretty weak and I have trouble concentrating and remembering things. I also have ADD and ADHD so maybe the concentration problem is just that. I’ve gained weight unexplained lately. Anyone think this could be my thyroid? If not, then whats wrong with me?
I’m 18, and if this makes any difference my periods are usually VERY heavy with alot of BAD cramping, and this month, it has seemed pretty light, and only minor cramps.