Losing hair

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I’ve been using Levothyroxine 25mg for a month now. My hair is still thinning all over my scalp. I still lose the same amount of hair in the shower when i use shampoo. I see some changes including new hair growing from the sides of my eyebrows. My TSH level was 1,24 before i started using medication.

Anyone familiar with my situation?

English is not my first language, sorry.

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    Hi

    I suffered hair loss before starting levo. Once I was on 100mcg, after 6 months, my hair on my head started to grow back.

    Does hair thinning run in the family?

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    • Posted

      No. It’s only me. I also have celiac disease. I’ve heard there is a connection between thyroid function and gluten.
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    Tony, what was your TSH level again? You entered 1,24. If you meant 1.24 that is a normal healthy level, so I’m guessing that’s not correct?
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      I meant 1.34. And yeah i know. But when i told him about my symptoms my doctor said i should try levothyroxin. He said i have low metabolism as well.
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    It will take a lot longer then a month to see improvement in hair loss.  I actually just read somewhere, that it takes about a year for hair to heal.  Try to have patience and try to wash your hair as less often as you can go.  Also, a good multi-vitamin should help too...
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    J don’t understand why they have put you on levo with that tsh level. Are your other levels out of range?
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      From what I believe, starting thyroid medication when you don’t need it can cause more problems. Ask him if your antibodies were tested?

      5 years ago I suffered hair loss . My thyroid levels were in range but I had high anti bodies 

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      My doctor wants me at tsh level 1

      To see if i feel any better.

      I’m pretty sure it’s something wrong with my thyroid. Because i’m growing hair on the edges of my eyebrows. That has not been there for years. It’s a typical thyroid sign

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    I just realized.. Why did I get the medication "Levothyroxine" If my doctor wanted my TSH level at 1 when my TSH level was 1.34? Doesn't Levothyroxine just increase the TSH number?

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      No, it reduces it. High TSH means you have low thyroid and vice versa. So increasing the medication should reduce your TSH. Get it?
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      Okay weird.. My hair is shredding like hell right now, so i stopped using it
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    I have more hyperthyroidsm symptoms rather than hypo. My heart rate is fast, i have anxiety, hair loss, skinny, high blood pressure and blurry on one eye. I don't fking know whats going on. i hate this

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