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Armour Thyroid and hair loss

Started Armour a week ago. I'm on 30 mg and my hair has been falling out A LOT. Has anyone else has this happen? Not sure if it's the Armour or my thyroid levels being out of whack.
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There have been lots of members with hair loss due to insufficient levels of Free T3 and Free T4.  I'd bet my money on that being the cause of your hair loss as well.  
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After 1 week of thyroxine, my thyroid symptoms worsened. I really had no idea why until i read a book called Running On Empty by Robyn Koumourou...

"It is not uncommon to start thyroid hormone therapy and find that your symptoms become worse before they get better. When you begin taking thyroxine the areas in the brain that control thyroid hormone production sense the increase in T4 levels within the blood stream.  This feedback system will then cause the thyroid glands natural production of thyroid hormones to slow down.  

Less natural T4 and T3 will then be produced and released and blood levels may remain stagnant or even decrease temporarily.  Less free T3 hormone available to the body will slow down cellular metabolism. The symptoms of hypothyroidism may become worse until an increase in thyroxine is taken or an optimal dose is found."
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Thanks for the answer... Makes sense.
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