I just turned 40 and I have been on levothyroxine for hypothyroidism for 10 years. I went into early menopause do to this and I am losing my hair. I have tried everything! Any suggestions before I consider a hair transplant?
Hello and welcome. Your question is important for many. When hair loss is still present, generally the levothyroxine ought to be changed. When was the last item you had a full TSH measurement and what were your numbers? Old time docs tend to keep the numbers high, whereas current thought is you need to be under 3.0. Each person has a spot where they feel normal and side effects are reduced. This is where you can work with your doc.
Hair transplant actually wouldn't work. Your hair follicles are shutting down for a reason. This ought to be sorted out by a good endocrinologist, just as your thyroid. I suggest you contact your specialist right away. If that hasn't been working, a change on docs would be good. More questions? Ask away.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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