So I've been having two odd symptoms lately, and I'd like some opinions on whether I should ask a doctor or if it's nothing.
Firstly, I seem to be losing my hair. I'm only seventeen! A while back I noticed that my hair kept falling into my food... I concluded my hair was just too long, so I cut it short... but nothing has changed. People at school are always picking hair off my clothes, which is extremely embarassing... And my hairbrush is always covered in hair now, which has never been the case in the past. My hair is just everywhere but on my head. And since I have very thin hair already, you can imagine this is disturbing to me!
Secondly, I'm sleeping, a lot. Last night I slept twelve and a half hours, and would have kept sleeping if someone had not woke me up. It seems that no matter how late I sleep in, by seven-eight o'clock I'm ready to pass out. The sleep is sound, too--no waking up, no nightmares... And I rarely wake up anymore if someone doesn't get me up. It's extremely unusual for me. I've always been an insomniac and a fitful sleeper.
My diet probably hasn't been the best lately--I've had very little appetite, I feel like I've been eating a lot of bread just to fill up, but I've been taking a multivitamin. Also, I got off of birth control about a month ago, so I'm not sure if that would affect my body like this.