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Levoxyl Hair Loss
Can switching thyroid brands levoxyl, (thyroxine) Synthroid armour and to Synthroid cause hair loss?
Don't know.: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Recently have hair loss prob from synthroid (thyroxine). What can a Dr prescribe? does a dermatologist deal w/this? Many expensive products in store not sure...
What can I do for hair loss issue that i think is caused by medication i'm taking? I take .125 mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) sotto pellet HRT injection and accutane.
Why am I having hair loss and my TSH level are normal? Can it be my Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?
Not thyroid: There are many causes of hair loss. Abnormal thyroid levels can cause hair loss, but most cases of hair loss are due to other things, including stress, genetics, vitamin deficiency, diet, adequate sleep. Work with your doctor (primary care or dermatologist) on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in hair roots when moving hairs or comb.And lossing 75 to 125 hairs daily.Having thyroxine for high TSH .What is the cause of hair loss?
Im 36y/o, ttc>9mos. Tsh =0.9 three yrs ago, now its 2.5. Should i be on a low dose Synthroid (thyroxine) to improve fertility? Been having hair loss & cold intol
Probably: While TSH of 2.5 is 'normal, ' a change for 0.9 to 2.5 may not be. I have seen many women improve fertility with low dose thyroid treatment with this TSH level. Also, it is now recommended that pregnant women keep their TSH below 2.5 during the first trimester because the fetus does not make it's own thyroid until after that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes.. Cause?
ALOPECIA TX: RESTART SYNTHROID (thyroxine) Alopecia or hair loss : You need Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine and Propecia may be helpful. ALSO MASON-PEARSON BOARS HEAD HAIR BRUSH .If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?
Not hypothyroid: Your TSH was within normal range(0.4-0.6 ) 4 months ago indicating you were not hypothyroid then and were on the proper dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Your current Free T4 is within normal limits. However your TSH is slightly low which suggests that your current dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) is slightly too high and can be reduced. YOU ARE NOT HYPOTHYROID and your symptoms are not due to this. ...Read more
Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more