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*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good ???

*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good ???

How do you FEEL?: Individual heart rates vary tremendously and there's almost no science here, though there's a great deal of superstition. How is your blood pressure? I trust you're not taking a medicine as tricky as verapamil to treat a number. Since you're exercising, and I take it have normal exercise tolerance without being interrupted by shortness of breath, I'd urge you to be thankful for good health. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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There is baldness in my beard in neck side.It's spreading.How to cure?

There is baldness in my beard in neck side.It's spreading.How to cure?

Alopecia areata: Completely bald areas on scalp or beard could be due to stress reaction. Should get checked by a doctor to see if there is an infection or vitamin deficiency. There should be treatment for the bald spot. ...Read more

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Balding for 8 yrs from age 12-20 almost bald about 1+hands full of hair per day shots in head 1xmonth painful neck migraines bloating no periods. Help?

Balding for 8 yrs from age 12-20 almost bald about 1+hands full of hair per day shots in head 1xmonth painful neck migraines bloating no periods. Help?

See a dermatologist: Start with a precise definition of the process. Bring with you every pill or other treatment used in recent months. Be prepared to answer questions about menst periods, any illnesses or injuries, weight change. Alopecia areata? ...Read more

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My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

My TSH fluctuates goes to 5.5 with 12.5 mcg comes down to .27 on 25mcg. anti thyroid antibodies +ve. how to titrate.only hair loss no hypothyroid symp?

Dosing: Hi. Most systems are not that sensitive! I would suggest trying 12.5 mcg on even days of the month and 25 mcg on odd days of the mont. This will give you an average daily dose of 18.75 mcg, and should give you a nice, normal TSH. But to reiterate, most systems are not that sensitive. Make sure you're well equilibrated (dose at least 6 weeks) before testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I started taking tablet for alopecia . And in also taking tablet for thyroid . And now I've got my period late. Are they both related. Please help?

I started taking tablet for alopecia . And in also taking tablet for thyroid . And now I've got my period late. Are they both related. Please help?

Depends: When you see your dr about this, be sure to bring all pills with you, including any vitamins or other non-prescriptions. The answer depends on knowing precisely every single thing you take. If there is any delay with visit to dr, you can get a pregnancy test at a pharmacy. ...Read more

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1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?

1 yr ago i was told i had a hyperactive thyroid infection w/no further explanation. Alopecia& weight loss now back again what type of doctor do I see?

Endocrinology: The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. If hyperactive it can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing and a physician who is specialized in this needs to evaluate you. ...Read more

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My son is 19 has been sick for about 10 yrs and no one can find out what's wrong he gets a sore throat , aching muscles, fever and know alopecia?

My son is 19 has been sick for about 10 yrs and no one can find out what's wrong he gets a sore throat , aching muscles, fever and know alopecia?

Holistic evaluation: Sorry to hear of your son's problems. It sounds like he does not fit into obvious categories so i advise seeing a doc who thinks "outside the box" & will explore possibilities like chronic lyme, heavy metal toxicity, nutritional imbalances etc. Consider a holistic doc (see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors ) &/or a homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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Chances of going bald if bad thyroid?

Chances of going bald if bad thyroid?

Increased: A low thyroid function, untreated cn cause hair loss. But with proper thyroid meds your hir loss due to thyroid will stabilize. Genetic hair loss i'll not be affected. ...Read more

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Bald spot caused by hashimotos it's been 5 years since, thyroid levels are normal, but i feel like the patch might be spreading. What to do?

Bald spot caused by hashimotos it's been 5 years since, thyroid levels are normal, but i feel like the patch might be spreading. What to do?

Alopecia: It may not be the hashimotos per se. Autoimmune thyroid disease is associated with other autoimmune diseases, and the skin/scalp can be affected. Stress can certainly do this too. Suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid.. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

I am becoming bald beacuse of thyroid.. There is so much of hair loss. Please tell me some solutions for this...

Whoa: If you are hypothyroid, it needs to be treated. Your hair loss will stop and it'll probably regrow. If you've had a lab diagnosis of hypothyroidism and are not being treated, or you have heavy hair loss from something like telogen effluvium or alopecia areata for which thyroid disease isn't the cause, get with a specialist. ...Read more

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Last 2 year I have some health issue no thyroid no iron..hair losing alot..baldness start from my back..I have two year kid..n I have stress also plz?

Last 2 year I have some health issue  no thyroid no iron..hair losing alot..baldness start from my back..I have two year kid..n I have stress also plz?

Hair Loss: most certainly your hair loss may be related to your stress. I recommend you do a few things. First see your doctor about your stress and try and get that under control. Take some biotin to help you hair and see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have thyroid and pcod now my hair is falling like anything.What to do to prevent hair fall? If it continues i ll became bald. Kindly help me.

I have thyroid and pcod now my hair is falling like anything.What to do to prevent hair fall? If it continues i ll became bald. Kindly help me.

Don't know what : Your thyroid problem is, but it can cause hair loss that returns to normal after months when your thyroid problem is corrected. The pcos causes increases in male hormones and Insulin resistance, which can also lead to not only hair loss but abnormal hair growth that is more difficult to treat. Talk w/your doctor. Are you on metformin, it can help reduce Insulin resistance. Use diet/exercise as wel. ...Read more

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Hi.I have small patches of bald spots in my beard area.I have received steroid injection in these places and my thyroid test are ok. Please advice.

Alopecia areata: Localized alopecia areata does respond well to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the areas of hair loss. These are usually done once a month until all the hair regrows. Thyroid antibodies and parietal cell antibodies need to be in addition to thyroid functions. This is done not because thyroid issues cause alopecia areata, but because they can occur together and we don't want to miss thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Suddenly, my armpit hair and leg hair is growing in very patchy. Like, bald spots. But all of my thyroid bloodwork came back normal. Possible causes?

It depends/ nonspec.: This seems like a nonspecific sign. It might depend on what products, if any, you might use to groom those areas. For example, if waxing or heat grooming instruments are used, the roots might be removed and the hair may take real long to or may never grow back. Stress might also be a reason, as might your gastroenteritis. If it gets worse, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hair and eyebrows have been thinning for months after beginning college. Clear thyroid tests (TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, Ferritin I think) and other bloodwork. Not sure what other possibilities? Once had thick pretty hair, scared I will go bald?

Hair loss: I think you should see a hair specialist - have your doctor refer you. There must be a condition that is affecting your hair, and almost certainly the cause of your hair loss will be found and treated. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss ? Nerve pain in head and back of neck.

What types of injections help with nerve pain and do they cause hair loss ?  Nerve pain in head and back of neck.

Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and cons of treatments is one. If the pain can be managed in other ways - hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, etc. or just tolerated is up to you. Not everyone has hair loss and it's not always permanent. ...Read more

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There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest and behind and below the neck. what could be the reason for this ? And i always forget where i kept my mobile at home. is this a alzheimers disease ?

There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest and behind and below  the neck. what could be the reason for this ? 
And i always forget where i kept my mobile at home. is this a alzheimers disease ?

Body hair loss: and memory issues need to be checked out by your doctor. Please see him/her. Alzheimer's is very unlikely. The hair loss suggest the possibility of a thyroid imbalance but your doc will let you know. Keep your mobile in the same place all the time and you will be less likely to loose it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hair loss, insomnia, mood swings, l.Side neck swollen neck.Vit. D15, tsh2. I take a vit.D rx. What would be a time frame on my symtoms to improve?

Hair loss, insomnia, mood swings, l.Side neck swollen neck.Vit. D15, tsh2. I take a vit.D rx. What would be a time frame on my symtoms to improve?

It depends; STOP RX!: It is impossible for me to know how long you will take to improve. Taking d will be good for your health but may not directly affect your symptoms. However, i strongly advise against taking the rx form, which is vit d2 which may do more harm than good & is not nearly as effective as d3, available without rx- take 5000 iu/day. But i advise you seek further evaluation & treatment. See comment:. ...Read more

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Off/on for past year+ i've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Have enlarged irritating lymph nodes in neck for 4 weeks. Cbc normal. C reactive protein normal. Have night sweats, joint pain &hair loss. Any ideas?

Have enlarged irritating lymph nodes in neck for 4 weeks. Cbc normal. C reactive protein normal. Have night sweats, joint pain &hair loss. Any ideas?

Lymphadenopathy: This could be one or more of a dozen things, including ebv mononucleosis or several mononucleosis-like illnesses such as toxoplasmosis, CMV infection, tuberculosis, to say nothing of the potential for malignancies, although less likely. Other non-infectious entities may include sarcoid, autoimmune diseases, and so on and so on. This must be evaluated by an astute clinician. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Other way around: Overactive or underactive thyroid levels can lead to hair loss. Restoring your thyroid level to normal can return your hair to normal, but it can take many months. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker, besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

What causes hair loss and how can I fix it to grow an get thicker,  besides dose increase of thyroid medication?

Too much thyroid is-: Too much thyroid is more likely to causes fine hair with hair loss. Hypothyroidism is associated with thick course hair, and is not as likely to causes hair loss as too much thyroid! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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