Your Free T3 is spot on at 50% or range, do you have your Free T3?
50% of Range is a good level to be at, What caused you to increase the dosage? where you having other symptoms? Please Post Free T3 to compare and rule out conversion issues. Thanks FTB4
I still have some persistent symptoms - such as major physical fatigue. That is why the dosage was increased. My doctor wants to increase to 88 if this 70 does not make me feel much better (which it isn't).
Your levels look like they should be in the ball park and now your MD just needs to tweek the dosage until you feel better, as far as your original question concerning hair issues, I have to admit, that once your levels are at an optimal status, I don't have any knowledge to offer on improving that situation, other than going back to where you were when this was not an issue, I am sure other members will offer other alternatives. Best Regards FTB4
Please help me understand! I have just been diagnosed with hypo and am taking levo. 42 yr old woman. I have all the classic symptoms like insomnia, weight gain, intolerance to cold, extremely sore breasts amongst several others. However the one I fear the most is the hair loss!! At this point I haven't noticed any loss, just a dryer texture and a bit of lack luster. I have searched everywhere but cannot find an answer to my question! Does EVERYONE who is hypo lose hair??? I'm am absolutley terrified. :,(
I've been hypo for almost two years and never lost a hair. Stress can cause hair loss as well as vitamin defiecency. Please try not to worry. We all have very different symptoms. I will say that my outer eyebrows are gone but have been gone for years. My sister said when her levels got better her eyebrows grew back. This is a process however don't focus on any issues that might take place. There is something called mind body connection. You can create what's happening just by your thoughts. A merry heart does a body good.
I have been losing hair with hashi's too but seemed to have slowed down now.
My endo told me that it can take 3-4 months for hair to be affected by a change in hormone levels, both for better and for worse. So if you get to a point where your levels are in range and you feel good otherwise, you hair will likely be the last thing to "catch up" and get healthy again. Unfortunately, as with so many things, it's a waiting game.
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