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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  • Posted

    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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    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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    I’d definitely stick with that doctor. Some doctors refuse to go below 2
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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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    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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