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Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.

Birth Control. Doesn't damage your thyroid. The estrogen in the birth control pill will stimulate an increase in the amount of thyroid binding globulin (TBG) your body makes, so you may require a slightly higher dose of levothyroxine to compensate for the increased tbg. A similar phenomenon occurs during pregnancy. Read more...

If I take a low dose of levothyroxine (25 mcg) for life, would my thyroid become lazier/ slower? Can this low starting dose work for hypothyroid?

No. Your thyroid wont become lazy or tolerant. The dose your on is a good starting dose and may be the right dose. Read more...
Hypothyroid. The cause of hypothyroidism is unknown unless you had exposure to large amount of radiation in the past. To see how we'll your thyroid gland is functioning you need to follow labs including tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 levels and that will determine your dosage of levothyroxine. Read more...
See a doctor. If you have low thyroid then you need replacement--like levothyroxine. If you do not, then taking that medication can be harmful. There are various possible causes for hypothyroidism, but they all usually get worse, so you can need more thyroid medication as time goes on. Read more...

Hi, im hypothyroid for the last 3 yrs n my reports r fine since 2.5yrs now after taking levothyroxine. Cud I still be losing hair bcoz of my thyroid?

Usually not thyroid. Thyroid hormone excess and deficiency can both lead to hair loss. Normalizing thyroid levels usually resolves this. People with autoimmune thyroid disease are also at higher risk for autoimmune alopecia areata, which is patchy hair loss. However there are many other causes of non-thyroid related hair loss, such as anemia, stress, weight loss, pregnancy, and many other conditions.... Read more...
Perhaps. Perhaps. Levothyroxine could be the wrong med for you if your free T3 (liothyronine) and reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio is off. If so you need armour or some other sustained release t3 (liothyronine). Also check for lead and mercury toxicity. This can promote hair loss too. Also rule out B12 deficiency. Read more...