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Old 05-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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Re: armour

HypoT can cause hair loss, but it shouldn't cause complete hair loss if someone is in treatment. However, hypoT is most frequently autoimmune in nature; alopecia is also autoimmune. People who develop one AI condition are prone to have others, and that's likely the only way the hypoT and the alopecia have any relevence to each other.

If your free T3 has been checked, and if it's at the bottom of the lab range, you need a T3 supplement to boost it. If it hasn't been checked at all, insist on the test. You can't know if you need T3 unless you know if you're deficient.

If your MD won't prescribe Armour, ask about Cytomel. MDs aren't as opposed to it because it's synthetic. If he still refuses, set about finding an MD who's more cooperative. You can check the Armour Thyroid physician finder to see if there's someone listed in your area who prescribes it. But please... Don't attempt DIYing it. It's too dangerous.

Last edited by midwest1; 05-06-2009 at 08:09 PM.