Thyroid Endocinologist in London

Hi,

I would like to know if anyone has visited a thyoid specialist in the London area who was open to looking at over forms of medication than Levothyroxine. I would be paying for this myself but with my current hair loss am prepared to do this as long as I know the doctor would be able to give me more options than my current GP, who just keeps upping my Levo dosage and not really worrying about my hair loss.

I am currently slightly under the optimal levels and have been told it is autoimmune based. I did not even know I have a problem (no symptoms) until I had to have bloods taken for another reason and was told my thyroid is low. Was put on 25mg Levothyroxine and after the next set of blood was told they would increase to 50mg, at which point my hair loss started. I feel it is very strange that my hair loss started as I upped the dosage and I hand NO horrible symptoms before this. I am getting married in a few months and am desperate to stop this hair loss, so any information on a good thyroid specialist would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

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  • The doctor I see in also practices in London (he's from the Thyroid UK doctors list): Dr N A <Edited by Admin>: thenaturalpractice.com/prac...

    He's not a pure endocrinologist but a Physician and Doctor of Integrated Medicine. You'll probably get a more holistic view of your health from him with a more varied choice of treatment options. He is a registered doctor, so he's able to prescribe medicine for you if needed.

    He's a lovely kind caring man who has the time to listen to you. You should be able to claim his treatment from most private healthcare companies if you have private healthcare insurance.

    Please PM me if you wish for further information about the doctor I can recommend. :-)

  • Welcome to the forum, Noo_bug_21.

    Levothyroxine can cause hairloss when you first start taking it but it should improve after 6 months. Being undermedicated or overmedicated can also increase hairloss.

    Email louise.warvill@thyroiduk.org.uk for a list of member recommended endocrinologists.

  • And iron deficiency / ferritin deficiency is another well known cause of hair loss, especially those with hypothyroidism. Has your doctor ever tested your ferritin levels?

  • I go to Royal Free at Hampstead Hosp and i am under Dr BK <Edited by Admin> he is amazing ask if you could be transferred under his care x

  • Dawn1, please observe posting guidelines. You may recommend doctors via private messages but not on the forum.

    25. Do not post information about specific endocrinologists or doctors on the main board without their permission as this may result in unwanted attention from certain areas of the medical profession. If you wish to discuss a particular endocrinologist or doctor, you may mention his/her name and location, providing that you ask for comments by private message only.

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  • oops sorry x

  • Hi noo bug

    I do sympathise with you hair loss as I have had 4 episodes of Alopecia Areata. Thankfully my hair has come back somewhat each time but I am now fully aware of all the signs symptoms and try to stop things in the bud if possible.

    I have found the following to be very helpful even though I know that hair loss can be a side effect of levothyroxine or hypothyroidism until we get to an optimum of medication. In the meantime, you can ask your GP to prescribe Nizarol 2% shampoo. You can get 1% over the counter but not so effective. I will give you a link and hope it works for you as I know you want to look your best for your wedding.

    hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-...

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