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Synthroid and hair loss/weight gain
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Synthroid and hair loss/weight gain

Ive been on Synthroid for 1 year now and my TSH is finally just above lab values (from 56.9).. Since starting therapy my weight has increased from 158 to 206 and my hair has gone from long and very thick to a cigar wide ponytail =( Ive heard adding cytomel may help with both issues. Is this true? If so how should it be done? Im now on 175mcg of synthroid..Since my is still high can I just add 5mcg twice daily? I  see a np at a clinic for people without insurance & usually have to request what I want to try.
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