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TSH and Hair
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Questions in the Thyroid forum are answered by Mark Lupo, MD. Topics covered include Goiter, Graves Disease, Hyperthyroid, Parathyroid/Calcium Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules/Cysts, Thyroiditis, Thyroid & Pregnancy, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyroid Tests, and Thyroid Surgery.

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TSH and Hair

Hi Dr. Lupo, I lost 50% of my hair about 6 months ago from too much thyroid medication (Levothyroxine).  My TSH stabilized about 2 months ago (TSH 2.5).  I am not seeing any hair regrowth yet.  How long does it take for hair to regrow- and is the time frame from the when the hair fell out (6 mths ago), or from when the TSH is stabilized (2 mths ago)?   Thank you.
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It may take 4-6 months to see re-growth after normalizing TSH (assuming it was indeed due to thyroid imbalance)
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