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Old 11-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Hair loss for 7 years - Ferritin, Thyroid? Please help!

Newbie here! First and foremost, I am so grateful for this forum. I feel like you are my new best friends!

At the onset of peri-menopause and {{{stress}}} 7 years ago I began to lose massive amounts of hair. To date I have lost about 60% of my hair. You can well imangine the amount of tests I have had in the last 7 yrs! And what I have come to learn is that Doctors are idiots! They don't even look at your test results. I'm tired of crying myself to sleep and need to take action before I look like those Smilies faces! We need to be our own advocates.

After looking at all my test results, I have discovered my ferritin is very low and TIBC high. Not too sure how to interpret my thyroid tests.

Below are my test results, and I would so greatly appreciate your input, because not one Doctor will help me, and tell me to go by Rogaine or a nice wig.

I look so forward to your reply!

Iron Level 70 (49-151
Ferritin 12 (was 26.2 in June 2008)
Transferrin BL 371 (188-341)
Free T4 1.26 (0.93 - 1.70)
Free T3 2.9 (2.3 - 4.2)
T3 1.10 (0.8 - 2.0)
T3, Reverse 0.29 (0.19 - 0.46)
T3 Total 1.10 (0.8 2.0)
TSH 4.31 went down to 0.86 in September?
DHEA -S113 (15 - 170)
TIBC 464 (250 - 400)
UIBC 286 (112-346
%Sat 13 (15-50)
Thryoglobulin Antibody - 4.6 (0.0 - 14.4)
Thyroid Peroxidase Ab - <0.3 (0.0 - 3.9)


ZRT Laboratory - Hormone Evaluation (saliva)
Morning 4.7 (3-8)
Noon 3.3 (2-4)
Evening 0.7 (1-2)
Night 1.6 (0.5 - 1.5)