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Taken 50mcg. Synthroid (thyroxine) 6yrs. New dr. Says blood tests show normal range. Stopped taking 3wks ago. Hair loss, sudden eye floaters, flashes. Cause?

Synthroid (thyroxine) lasts a long time in your body and hair loss cannot occur in that short a time once you stop it. The levels persist for weeks and decline by only 1/2 every week, Why did you stop and why not restart -- it'll be much healthier for you. The tests were only normal because you were taking the replacement. Your thyroid didn't cure itself. Read more...
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 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...

Synthroid (thyroxine) does NOT cause hair loss. The problems with your thyroid that lead to your needing Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause hair loss problems, but it is hair breakage, not true loss, and will regrow if your thyroid level is normalized. Read more...

I'm 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

TSH 2.5 is normal. A TSH of 2.5 indicates normal thyroid status, assuming that the pituitary is working normally. An evaluation to check this assumption out might be worthwhile at this point. Read more...
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 more...