I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism three weeks ago. The only symptom I had was loss of hair in a patch at the back. I was stunned to be told I had hypothyroidism.
Test results were:
Free t4 12 (10.00-26.00)
TSH 31.67 (0.20-5.00)
Combined total but D2+D3 lvl 40.2
Serum 25-HO vit D2 level <0.8
Serum 25-HO vit D3 level 40.2
Serum folate 9.3 (4.60-18.70)
Serum ferritin 28(13.00-150.00)
Serum vitamin B12 355 (>182)
I have had periods in the last three wks of bad fatigue and tiredness but also good periods. My worry is today I lost a bit more hair in the shower than normal. Does anyone know if levothyroxine causes hair loss or is it the titration of this medication - I am started on 50mcg and have a test in two weeks and see GP again in 4 wks to increase/review dose.
Any advice would be helpful