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    Old 03-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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    Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    Five months after my thyroidectomy I am losing my hair in handfuls;
    Has anyone else had this problem?? Would appreciate any advice.

     
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    Old 03-24-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    It's probably from all the changes in the hormone levels....everytime your levels are adjusting there's hairloss..(ie, hypo from not enough meds, falls out, start meds, hairloss, from levels going up etc.)....once you get to the right medication level and adjust to it, it will stop, and grow back.....at least that's what happened to me--it took me about 4-6 months to get to normal, and then hairloss stopped-all this takes time.....

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    Old 03-24-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    You probably got double whammied, the drop in hormones plus the anesthesia can cause hair loss. It should resolve as Reece said in 4 to 6 months as you get your levels up. I know that seems like an eternity when you are watching the hair fall.

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    Old 03-24-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    Thankyou.....the dosage increases make me feel so unwell....is this normal too??? I don't find the thyroxine easy to take at all.

     
    Old 03-24-2007, 11:14 PM   #5
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    Is it possible to lose all one's hair??? I guess I can always buy a wig lol....but it is scary.

     
    Old 03-25-2007, 08:01 AM   #6
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    What are your most recent labs looking like? Could be you need some T3 as the straight T4 may not be working for you. I always felt better after increased but I'm on armour.

    Hope its some reasurrance but I really only remember one person on this board a couple years ago that had to resort to a wig but it was temporary. My hair is still very thin and a crappy texture but I have adrenal problems as well that I am trying to get resolved so I am not optimize on my armour yet. The hair thing has by far been the most distressing symptom to live with.

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    Old 03-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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    Re: Hair Loss after thyroidectomy

    I am post TT 1 year and 4 months and my hair loss has slowed down from where it was initially. My hair has receeded and is very thin, and really doesn't grow any more, but it has gotten better.I has been devistating, but is better. I've been on 150 mcg Levelthyroid + 1/2 a tablet twice a week. I've been extremely tired lately and just has my thyroid levels done. Have a endo appointment next week to see what the results are.

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