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    Old 10-11-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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    Synthroid and facial hair.

    After being on Synthroid for several years I stopped, reason being I had a beard. I had to shave every morning like a man, who I avoided for as many years. After 3yrs. of no synthroid and 4 lazor hair removal treatments that had left only 3 small areas of hair my doctor put me back on synthroid 45 days ago. I am rapidly regaining my beard ! What can I do ?

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    Old 10-19-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Synthroid and facial hair.

    Ask your doctor for a full hormone lab panel, not just thyroid hormone. Especially now that you are noticing the new growth. Now would be the time to have those hormones tested. You may need an endocrinologist instead of a regular MD to help you evaluate this problem.

    Also, there's a cream to restrict facial hair growth. Maybe you could see a dermatologist as well.

    Good luck!

    Old 10-19-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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    Re: Synthroid and facial hair.

    It doesn't sound like a thyroid issue as much as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). You might want to do some reading on that and see if any other symptoms fit. Also, people with under active thyroids seem to be more susceptible to PCOS from what I've read. I've only recently discovered I have it myself.

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    Re: Synthroid and facial hair.

    I agree, sounded like PCOS to me too.

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