I was on Sythroid for the first 30 days of treatment and on the next refill the pharmacy replaced it with the generic...levothyroxine. Rapidly I lost approx. 1/2 of my hair. It literally shedded right out. My Dr. suggested it was because of the switch. Have you had this experience? Thanks, Monica
I experienced this BAD!!! I am on Synthroid now the BRAND. I am not sure if it is the meds BUT being HYPO CAN!!!Being told that it can take 6 months to stop AFTER being regulated correct! What happens is after surgery or hypo or hyper it takes a month for the hair to fall out or grow 1/4 of an inch. After the damage has occured and you get regulated this can take a while to correct!! I talked to my DOC and many OTHER PEOPLE THERE IS HOPE. The hair and nails are the last to heal. I take Bioten, flaxseed, evening prim rose, and centrum silver it is for older people because I am pron to osteoperosis. So hang in there I would ask to switch to SYNTHROID. There is allot of opinions on this subject but I would try it. For me my body does not seem to know the difference between a natural pill or a synthetic one. Get it regulated.
Best wishes!!! I to lost half of my hair and it might pay to cut some to help get it healthy again I had over three feet of hair. I cut it before I was diagnosed with Papillary carcinoma and two surgeries and it has gorwn allot but then fell out. a cute medium cut is to happen tomorrow. It ***** but hey hair is only hair and you are alive right!! THis as worse for me than being dignosed with thyroid ****!!!
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