Just noticed my hair and eyelashes are falling out/thinning!
Brief history: total thyroidectomy due to papillary carcinoma in 2002. Been ok on t4 although took ages to get dosage right over the years. Have always felt better when I was 'over medicated' according to test results.
Since having a baby in 2014 have felt pretty awful, culminating in progressive symptoms of exhaustion, wooziness, poor blood sugar control, blood pressure drops, nausea, etc since this June. Thought I was hyper, as lost weight, but Thyroid tests showed my free t4 had dropped by 7 points since Jan. Upped my thyroid meds 4 days ago (first taking a big dose of 75 mg extra that day to get me caught up!) and an already feeling significantly better (possible so soon?) also switched to taking in evening rather than morning. But only just noticed I'm practically bald on my temples and my eyelashes have been falling out!
Still getting the odd 'funny turn' which feels like blood sugar issues.
Even at its lowest my t4 was middle of range. How can I have felt too awful to even walk up the stairs and have lost my hair?? Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
(Ps - GP/consultant will not entertain the idea of t3 treatment/supplementation)
Pps - tested fine for diabetes, fasting glucose and adrenals.
Ppps - breastfeeding my 1 year old