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Old 08-24-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hair Miniaturzation and Thyroid meds

Has anyone experience hair miniaturization due to thyroid condition/thyroid meds? Do the hairs eventually return to normal size once hormone levels are stabilized? I lost alot of hair (possible Telogen Effluvium) from thyroid meds. Very little regrowth, and the new hairs are "miniaturized"- what does this mean?

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: Hair Miniaturzation and Thyroid meds

Not sure what you mean by "minaturization". I had a lot of hair loss before I was diagnosed. I take a B12 shot every two weeks and that helped tremendously. Also helped with my nails that would break off into nail bed. However, the hair loss has started again. I still take a B12 shot every two weeks. My endo doc added monthly estrogen shots to help. However, I have seen no results yet after three months. Hope he has some new idea to help when I go back to him in September.

Old 08-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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Re: Hair Miniaturzation and Thyroid meds

I had TE last year, loss huge amounts of hair, once my levels went back to normal hair stop falling and grew back, a lot of volume but not really a style yet, my hair is curly so it takes an awful amount of time to look long. I had hair loss again a few weeks ago when I changed my medication but is slowing down once again. I cut it so it looks more full and I see small grows. It takes time sadly.

Old 08-25-2009, 04:44 AM   #4
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Re: Hair Miniaturzation and Thyroid meds

I lost a lot of hair while on thyroid meds (neo-mercazole), once I was off them my hair grew back to it's former beauty lol.

Old 08-25-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Re: Hair Miniaturzation and Thyroid meds

My hair has been falling out for months now, I'm surprised I'm not bald. Ever since I was on Levoxyl, my hair was falling out in clumps. Before meds, and I was hypo it didn't!

I must say that once I went to Armour (a week ago) my hair is not falling out nearly as much! I hope once I've been on Armour longer, I'll stop losing my hair.

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