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Thyroid Symptoms? Eyebrow hairloss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I've been strictly Paleo since end of May 2011. I'm happy to report I've lost 11 lbs and with the help of my trainer my body is really transforming into something magnificent. Only problem that has come along for me is that ONE of my eyebrows began thinning (the outter edge) and now has basically disappeared besides the the hair near bridge of nose. there are some spots where there are no hair at all then some very thin spots. Doc put me on a topical steroid-no luck. I'm ALWAYS cold, and lately i've had a VERY, VERY hard time staying away on a daily basis, (even to the point where I am sleepy driving, very dangerous!) I'm worried I have a thyroid issue. Anyone else experience this?

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on April 15, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Are you still eating alot of milk products and veggies/fruit? I know that any of the former can continue to raise estrogen levels, even if you quit eating grains, also, your body knows itself better then you do, if your having multiple problems since starting paleo my advice would be to stop, maybe your body isn't meant to eat paleo.

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on February 17, 2012
at 01:17 PM

HI Kay, down below you mentioned that Drs were saying that your readings are normal. My readings are normal too, but my Dr is very helpful in helping me feel GOOD, not by what my numbers say. Maybe you need to find another dr. Thyroid issues are very frustrating to rectify. Ive been through a half dozen drs, and am finally, after over 10 years, hopefully, finding the right dr that understands my passion for health and eating properly. Good luck.

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on October 13, 2011
at 03:57 PM

carb-dense veggies--MEANING: sweet potatoes, squash, spaghetti squash... I'm strictly paleo so you wont convince me to eat any rice or white potato...but I definitely do consume a lot of sweet potatoes and squash. I should have specified... however, it really is only something I do after a workout and not so much as part of any regular meal. Not to sound completely neurotic, but I fear if i do incorporate more or with a meal I'll gain weight and that's not something I want to do

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

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on October 13, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Thanks Olivia! I'll take that all into consideration!

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on October 12, 2011
at 07:44 AM

Stop that, really. "Carb dense veggies" don't count, that's nothing, all sorts of vegetables are devoured by our gut flora, you need to start eating safe starches as potatoes, white rice, sweet potatoes taro or cassava.

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on September 28, 2011
at 07:11 PM

It's hard to say without more precise information about your food intake, but it looks like you're eating too much lean(ish) protein and not enough fat or carbs, which will make you feel bad. So increase one of them. Since you're active I would suggest more carbs. Try eating more of them at all meals, beyond just one starchy veggie post-workout (sweet potatoes or even white rice and potatoes if you are okay with that.) Nuts don't have a great O6/O3 ratio and shouldn't really be a staple food, in my opinion. Definitely not your main source of fat/calories.

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

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on September 28, 2011
at 06:47 PM

im eating something like this: mornings for the most part are 3 eggs (scrambled, usually) i use coconut oil for cooking... a piece of steak, or fish...and a big thing of veggies. I MIGHT have a salad mid-day (or might not) with baby spinach, tomato, onions, a hard boiled eggs, EVOO. Lunch is a protein with veggies. Post workout I will have a carb dense veggie. dinner is protein and veggie. During the week I DO eat fruit, i try to eat it minimally... and I have a weakness for nuts, I've def stocked up on those as of recently :o(

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

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on September 28, 2011
at 06:44 PM

i went to the doc and they say thyroid levels are normal. I weigh 124, i'm 5'4". Crossfitting and just completing a Whole30, still lacking an eyebrow :( I eat carb-dense veggies often post workouts... )

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:41 PM

can you give us some more info about what you are eating on a typical day? Are you exercising?

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I've heard that very low carb can cause hypothyroid symptoms (can someone with more knowledge verify or tell me if I'm way off here). How many carbs are you eating?

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on September 28, 2011
at 07:11 PM

It's hard to say without more precise information about your food intake, but it looks like you're eating too much lean(ish) protein and not enough fat or carbs, which will make you feel bad. So increase one of them. Since you're active I would suggest more carbs. Try eating more of them at all meals, beyond just one starchy veggie post-workout (sweet potatoes or even white rice and potatoes if you are okay with that.) Nuts don't have a great O6/O3 ratio and shouldn't really be a staple food, in my opinion. Definitely not your main source of fat/calories.

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

(15)

on September 28, 2011
at 06:47 PM

im eating something like this: mornings for the most part are 3 eggs (scrambled, usually) i use coconut oil for cooking... a piece of steak, or fish...and a big thing of veggies. I MIGHT have a salad mid-day (or might not) with baby spinach, tomato, onions, a hard boiled eggs, EVOO. Lunch is a protein with veggies. Post workout I will have a carb dense veggie. dinner is protein and veggie. During the week I DO eat fruit, i try to eat it minimally... and I have a weakness for nuts, I've def stocked up on those as of recently :o(

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

(15)

on October 13, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Thanks Olivia! I'll take that all into consideration!

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8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on August 06, 2011
at 10:10 PM

I experience the same thing as you, it's because you are too low carb and not eating enough. What's your height and weight? When I eat enough, especially enough carbs (like 125g+ per day), I feel very warm and have much more energy. Try adding more dense carbs like sweet potatoes/yams, yucca, taro or rice, or just more fruit and less veggies in general.

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

(15)

on September 28, 2011
at 06:44 PM

i went to the doc and they say thyroid levels are normal. I weigh 124, i'm 5'4". Crossfitting and just completing a Whole30, still lacking an eyebrow :( I eat carb-dense veggies often post workouts... )

D89511137c1849427593b3ef172578cb

(395)

on October 12, 2011
at 07:44 AM

Stop that, really. "Carb dense veggies" don't count, that's nothing, all sorts of vegetables are devoured by our gut flora, you need to start eating safe starches as potatoes, white rice, sweet potatoes taro or cassava.

4c7dc843dd387964f000cc955a22e873

(15)

on October 13, 2011
at 03:57 PM

carb-dense veggies--MEANING: sweet potatoes, squash, spaghetti squash... I'm strictly paleo so you wont convince me to eat any rice or white potato...but I definitely do consume a lot of sweet potatoes and squash. I should have specified... however, it really is only something I do after a workout and not so much as part of any regular meal. Not to sound completely neurotic, but I fear if i do incorporate more or with a meal I'll gain weight and that's not something I want to do

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on February 12, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Ive been eating paleo for over a year now. male 24, 5'11 165 lbs. my hair has been falling out like crazy lately im the only one in the family losing my hair. freaking out

6c6ff7607b2c5ae0a307f131e881fc86

(46)

on April 15, 2012
at 03:45 AM

Are you still eating alot of milk products and veggies/fruit? I know that any of the former can continue to raise estrogen levels, even if you quit eating grains, also, your body knows itself better then you do, if your having multiple problems since starting paleo my advice would be to stop, maybe your body isn't meant to eat paleo.

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662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

on August 06, 2011
at 05:00 PM

It sounds like low thyroid to me too. I have these symptoms, but, since I've started Paleo, energy levels and strength is higher. Wish there was a way to get off Synthroid and Cytemel.

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on August 06, 2011
at 03:12 PM

I've never experienced this and my longest stint doing very low carb was about two years. These are certainly symptoms of low thyroid though.

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