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Its hormonal. If you're really freaked out, go to your doctor and get your Testosterone checked. Could be high. Your doctor will even tell you the only thing that can fix that is electrolosis. I just do a weekly pluck session and go with it.
"You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
With everything else you have going on, it's most likely low Estrogen, Mal...It's not cool I know. I had nondetectable levels of testosterone/DHEA, and still had them. It's quite common when you have out-of-kink adrenals/thyroid especially because low thyroid levels increase SHBG, and high SHBG means low free sex hormones.
They'll probably get worse before they get better-stay on with the tweezers, and get some blood tests done ASAP.
The good news is that with a few months of getting sex hormones optimized, they'll go away. I've been on HRT for all of a full month (just started month #2) and they're already thinning out. I've been assured by my ND that they will most definitely go away, and if they dont, well, that's an indication that we haven't reached optimal yet.
The older you get the worse it will get...sorry. I started getting a few in my 20's, now....well its not something I like to talk about in mixed company. Periods, yeast infections, child birth, sex, nipple chafe...sure. Chin hairs. That's pretty personal.
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"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7
Oh God, a couple of times I noticed these on other women who seemed to be oblivious about them. I just wanted to reach out and pluck them! The next time I saw one of the women she had taken care of the critters.
I regularly pluck the ear hairs off my hubs, and clip the "Albert Einstein" stray brow hairs for him too.
yeah its not pleasant Mal is it. I get a few randoms from time to time and I think, what the f***, where did that spring from, for heavens sake I was only looking in the mirror a few hours ago and it wasnt there, and in that time its managed to grow an inch! Depressing. I just pluck them as soon as I see them, electrolysis would be a great idea but I just wouldnt be able to leave the little sucker on my face long enough to get an appointment.