Radiation Head & Neck ended 4 mo ago thyroid TSH now 5.02 Levothyroxine 50mcg 2wks. Hair still falling. How long before hair stops falling out?

TSH 5.02. I can understand radiation of your thyroid gland in the neck but not radiation of your head. Are you sure that was done? If so you need to ask why. More likely only the thyroid imaging was performed - not radiation. Your TSH of 5.02 is a bit too high and you should probably be on a higher dose of levothyroxine.

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