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    Interesting tidbit from Dr. Oz show yesterday afternoon.

    Put a pencil vertically along side your face, lined up with the outer corner of your eye. If you do not have any eyebrow hair on the other side of the pencil (opposite from your eye) it could mean you may possibly have a thyroid problem.

    Dr. Oz said that the eyebrow hair of people with thyroid problems starts to fall out from the outer side of the brow.

    I though that was interesting!

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    yep I just went and got a pencil to try this. lol.. it is very interesting tho. I like Dr Oz..

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    I love Dr. Oz!

    I have eyebrows outside of the pencil and don't have thyroid problems that I know of, so it worked for me! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I love Dr. Oz!

    I have eyebrows outside of the pencil and don't have thyroid problems that I know of, so it worked for me! :lol:
    ditto :)

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    hey i can hardly see my eyebrows!!! i pencil them in.

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    Wouldn't work for me....Left side...I was on a stool in pantry when I reach up and a glass lid came flying down and shattered my temple and eyebrow. They had to put in stitches, but first took off eyebrow!
    Have of it is still gone with nice scar!

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    Oh no problem here, I have catepillars for eyebrows if I dont pluck, wax, and shave!

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    Over plucked could not tell :)

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    Silly me! I had a test done at the hospital. All is well with my thyroid, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    Silly me! I had a test done at the hospital. All is well with my thyroid, BTW.
    Just think what we could have saved, all we needed was a pencil--and hopefully eyebrows outside of it. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    Silly me! I had a test done at the hospital. All is well with my thyroid, BTW.
    Just think what we could have saved, all we needed was a pencil--and hopefully eyebrows outside of it. :)
    It didn't cost me a cent - only 2 hours of my time. Same results, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    I love Dr. Oz!

    I have eyebrows outside of the pencil and don't have thyroid problems that I know of, so it worked for me! :lol:
    metoo. Although earlier this week a dr. asked me if I had thyroid problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    Silly me! I had a test done at the hospital. All is well with my thyroid, BTW.
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    Yeah, so did I. Came back normal. But some of the medical people I know told me to check on the Internet since the usual TSH test is very unreliable. The eyebrow plus my always being cold when my sister and daughters are warm suggested to the Doctor that I did, maybe have a problem. We'll discuss this at our next appointment.

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    Well I don't have any eyebrow hairs extending beyond the pencil, but then I never have. I'm 64, does this mean I have had a thyroid problem all my life?

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    I never heard that!! I HAVE heard to take a pencil and put it under your boob, if it doesn't fall down, then don't go bra-less.......that works for me!!! :) :)

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    This is a very accurate that Dr. Oz mentioned. One day while at my doctor's office for a checkup on my broken ankle, she looked at my eyes and said she wanted to run a blood test. I was like, what?? For my broken ankle?? She said "no", TSH 3rd Generation to test your thyroid. Sure enough, I was almost 2 full points off the charts on the high end, which means I have hypothyroidism (under active thyroid)! Geez, just one more thing I have to have checked regularly!! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    Silly me! I had a test done at the hospital. All is well with my thyroid, BTW.
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    Yeah, so did I. Came back normal. But some of the medical people I know told me to check on the Internet since the usual TSH test is very unreliable. The eyebrow plus my always being cold when my sister and daughters are warm suggested to the Doctor that I did, maybe have a problem. We'll discuss this at our next appointment.
    i have hair on the outside of the pencil and i am a thyroid cancer survivor. I had my entire thyroid removed, they found cancer, did radiation to kill any possible remaining thyroid cells and now i'm playing wait and see for the next six months -- hoping i can continue to call myself a survivor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    Interesting tidbit from Dr. Oz show yesterday afternoon.

    Put a pencil vertically along side your face, lined up with the outer corner of your eye. If you do not have any eyebrow hair on the other side of the pencil (opposite from your eye) it could mean you may possibly have a thyroid problem.

    Dr. Oz said that the eyebrow hair of people with thyroid problems starts to fall out from the outer side of the brow.

    I though that was interesting!
    a friend just asked me if this was true, and it positively, absolutely is true!
    I've taken thyroid medicine for nearly 20 years and for those of you that do...I just started an added medicine, bc just the thyroid replacement pill no longer does the whole job for me.
    I never knew there was another pill so doc's have been trying to straighten my system out for seven months and I'm still not on track.
    Yup, look at the legs too. I don't shave! :shock: :thumbup: :lol:

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    I have thin eyebrows...and I have had thyroid problems all my life. I also have no hair on my arms, and not much on my legs. Worked out well being a swimmer and all...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousie
    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    Interesting tidbit from Dr. Oz show yesterday afternoon.

    Put a pencil vertically along side your face, lined up with the outer corner of your eye. If you do not have any eyebrow hair on the other side of the pencil (opposite from your eye) it could mean you may possibly have a thyroid problem.

    Dr. Oz said that the eyebrow hair of people with thyroid problems starts to fall out from the outer side of the brow.

    I though that was interesting!
    a friend just asked me if this was true, and it positively, absolutely is true!
    I've taken thyroid medicine for nearly 20 years and for those of you that do...I just started an added medicine, bc just the thyroid replacement pill no longer does the whole job for me.
    I never knew there was another pill so doc's have been trying to straighten my system out for seven months and I'm still not on track.
    Yup, look at the legs too. I don't shave! :shock: :thumbup: :lol:
    Wow, I don't have to shave either but I thought it was because of my Native American heritage! Learn something new everyday! Thanks for sharing this data too!! :)

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    Don't plug your eyebrows!

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    That was true in my case. I am 55 years old and had to have my Thyroid removed when I was 17 due to an auto-immune disease called "Hashimotos". I remember the doctor taking a very careful look at my eyebrows when he examined me. I had hairs everywhere! They even grew down onto my eyelids. Try plucking those without crying! I also have diabetes, which is linked to Thyroid issues. The Diabetes has caused poor circulation in my feet and lower legs so I have no hair on my toes and lower legs and just a little right under my knee.

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    that is weird

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    My hair does not go past the pencil. And I do have hypothyroidism. But I also have diabetes and high blood pressure and the three go hand in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    That was true in my case. I am 55 years old and had to have my Thyroid removed when I was 17 due to an auto-immune disease called "Hashimotos". I remember the doctor taking a very careful look at my eyebrows when he examined me. I had hairs everywhere! They even grew down onto my eyelids. Try plucking those without crying! I also have diabetes, which is linked to Thyroid issues. The Diabetes has caused poor circulation in my feet and lower legs so I have no hair on my toes and lower legs and just a little right under my knee.
    wow, 17 is young! did the diabetes show up in your 50's or come at the same time as your thyroid issue? is the auto immune problem "cured" with thyroid removal? how is your day to day?

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