I started massively shedding my hair a year ago and thought it was from a drug, but now I realize it was that I'm hypo/hashi's. I started Synthroid 10 weeks ago and now my shedding has doubled on it. Does it getter worse before better, or am I a poor responder? My endo only checked TSH :( . It was 6.4, then 5.2. (btw, I'm seeing a new one in 2 weeks). The hair loss is really upsetting. Vit D and ferritin are in normal ranges and scalp biopsy showed no genetic loss
Mary Shomon, who has written many books about hypothyroidism, and who herself is a person who lives with hypothyroidism, had this same problem of hair loss. She describes ways on her website that she dealt with hair loss and hair thinning and brought her hair back to her initial shinyness and thickness. She recommends Evening Primrose Oil. I took her advice and ordered it from iherb.
It is made by a company called Source Naturals. I think you will be happy with the results. Just a thought.
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