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CherylSue
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I had been abx for seven years to bring my lyme disease under control. I'm doing pretty well except for some fatigue issues occasionally, but I can live with that. I stopped abx around Thanksgiving and am doing Byron White Formulas.

My question: Has anyone lost hair after stopping antibiotics? I used to have very thick hair and it thinned out a bit especially after relapses, but it came back somewhat. Is this hair loss due to body changes after being on abx for so long?

Just wondering.

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What is your thyroid status?
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CherylSue
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I've been tested for thyroid, and it is within normal range. My TSH did go up to 2.5 which is the highest it has ever been.

I've thought about thyroid, too. I might see another doctor for a second opinion.

Thanks.

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Did you see this, Cheryl?

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/130994?

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Don't have an answer for you, but I am losing my hair too. Happened on and off a few times now-- has been for several months. Am on bicillin so wondering if its that?? I worry I'll be bald in a year [Frown]
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Diflucan will do that .. so maybe it's one of your meds?

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I have thinning hair. I don't have a thyroid anymore, so that's a factor but my ND said I'm very deficient in Biotin. Taking it now but am told it will take a while to see a difference.
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