MS symptoms: MS & Hair Loss

Melissa2011Looking at my feet I see the water filling up in the tub again. It happens every time I shower. I know the cause but don’t want to look in fear of seeing how much of it is plugging the drain catch. When my shower is over I reach down and clear the drain by removing all of my hair. Hair loss is a reality for me. It seems that nearly every one of my medications list it as a side effect. Though multiple sclerosis does not actually cause hair loss, many of the treatments do. One medication after another, year after year have changed the thickness of my hair greatly. This image was just three years ago. Today I have short hair trying to avoid the stringy appearance. My thyroid was affected by an MS treatment a few years ago which also explains the loss of hair!

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.