how many graying early or more than your friends of same age...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by texasratgirl, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. texasratgirl

    texasratgirl New Member

    I was just wondering how many here with cfs/fm have lots of gray???

    I am 37 soon, and have more gray than others my age. Started in late 20's.

    It actually may be considered white.

    Coloring doesn't late long on it maybe 2 weeks, thats using permenant color.

    Is this early gray thing part of this illness???
  2. GigglePoet

    GigglePoet New Member

    I started getting a few gray hairs the last couple of years,I plucked them out and went along. This year as I turn 45 many many more..can't keep up with the plucking and I use to be a Cosmetologist but because of having EI-MCS I will never be able to dye my hair. These hair dyes are really toxic and even the more natural ones in whole Food store are smelly. It is hard for me to except the gray hairs when I got sick when I was 27 and am now tomorrow going to be 46. I have missed my youth and not going into gray hair easily but fighting it.
    Great Question!

  3. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I am 57 and only started getting grey around my temples the past couple of years, I still have a full head of my original colour.

    My daughter, however, has had grey hairs since her early 20s and has to colour it. She got that from her dad.

    If you have red in your hair like I do, Scottish, then you go grey really late in life.

  4. i went grey when i was 18 years old.i colour my hair,because if i didnt,id be totally white now.
    im just thinking back to when i was hospitalised in a ward for people with psoriasis,many years ago.they kept me in there for 9 weeks,and wouldnt let me out until the rash was under control.

    anyway,i can remember showing the specialist my fingers,they were lumpy in the joints (for a 18 year old),with psoriasis growing under the finger asking him about it,and he was touching my ribs,joints ect,and asking questions about joint and rib pain,which i didnt have back then,but do now.

    anyway he told me that people with my illness have premature ageing.i being young didnt really take much notice to what he was saying,i just wanted to go home.

    but he,d said i shouldnt work where id be having to breath paint or petrol fumes,and me being young and never having heard about asthma..never questioned him about the subject.

    i think what im trying to get at is..looking back on my life,and being told ive had this illness for years,but wasnt told about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome,it was kept from me until 1995.well im thinking more and more that what we have could be down to premature ageing.

    why did i go grey early in my life?

    why did i go into a early menapause at 34?

    why are my bladder and bowels behaving like they are in a 80 year old womans body?

    ive had this for years,,while i was a young woman.

    kind of makes me wonder..eekk can i get my old age pension early ?ill bet the answer to that is no.

    interesting though isnt it,when he reffered to premature ageing,was he referring to the fibro condition,and not the psoriasis?

    kind regards
    [This Message was Edited on 02/11/2007]
  5. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    In seventh grade, the boy who sat behind me in homeroom class pulled out a white hair from my head and announced this to the rest of the class.

    When I was in college, I had a streak of white hair in the front.

  6. Mini4Me

    Mini4Me New Member

    No, I'm nearly 57 and don't have much gray hair yet, just a few in the temple area. My oldest sister is 60 and hasn't strated graying yet! I think it's genetic.
  7. nerdieduckie

    nerdieduckie New Member

    First grey hair at 15.
    Several more have started cropping up here and there.
    I usually keep them covered ^_^

    Early greying runs in the family uncle was completely grey in his 20s, same for my other uncle I believe, and my mum started going grey in her 20s.

    Then again you have to note that one of the uncles has Parkinsons and my mum most likely has fibro.
  8. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    it has to do more with genetics but that is just my opinion :)


    Karen :)
  9. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    I have been on Famvir three months and herxing like crazy.

    Before I started, i had a couple of gray hairs in the bangs in front of my face, and that was all.

    Now, I have a whole _bunch_ of gray hairs in the bangs in front of my face. (I may have others in the back too, but haven't asked anyone to examine.)

    I never believed that expression about how someone's hair could go white overnight from shock, but maybe there's some truth in it.

    After I'm done with this, I will go get my hair highlighted so that the grays are either covered over or blend in. In the meantime, it will be sort of interesting to see how much more of a toll the die off from the drugs can take.

    Best, Lisa

  10. elizajane40

    elizajane40 New Member

    I began graying at 26, I am now 41 and 100% gray in the front and 75% gray in the back. I color over mine....probably won't stop coloring until my 50's.....
  11. momXtwo

    momXtwo New Member

    I was in my 20's. Now, I have to have a total color before the highlights; I'm only 40.


    I am 33 now and I would say 90% gray, just like others mentioned I have to color about every 2 weeks (wich I often dont due to feeling bad, and salons are too expensive) And the gray is very hard to get color to hold.

    It's really crummy...:(
  13. m5shelly

    m5shelly New Member

    I started getting noticably gray at 21. A little before that, but almost all grey now at 35, except I color it every three months... same as my two sisters and mother.
  14. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    I plucked my firt gray hair when I was 19. I've also had alopecia two times. Both times my hair was white when it finally grew back.