I've just witten this reply to another thread writing in ..im just wondering if anyone has had chronic hair loss due to taking armour thyroid medication?
if so did you change? did you see better results?
heres a brief outline...
theres more info in my other posts but i want to know if i should change? or sit tight???
"i am crying every day.....im 51 years old...this time last year when i wasn't on any thyroid medications my ferritin level was 4 but i had fantastic hair! thickshoney supple bouncy curls and my hair was growing....Now its brittle, dry ( despite copious conditioner) and it just sheds sheds sheds! its just like if i was to brush it it would simply all come out....
I've been on armour since october last year...i took on a nutritionist in March this year as i was concerned about the lack of vitamin absorption despite relentless supplementation
i learned to take vitamin D with fat soluble foods, i learned to take iron on an empty stomach with Vitamin C and apart from your thyroid medications....ive got my supplementation down to a fine art not to mention gluten and dairy free well balanced clean diet....ive been so religious about this...ive stopped eating and drinking all my favourite foods now.
I've been tested and tested for this and that and the doctors say you are in range you are normal....
my TSH is 3.39 m U/L (0.54-4.25)
my free t4 is 9.8 8.0-19.1pmol/L
they didn't bother with t3 but last time it was higher and just out of range....
so by all accounts I'm 'normal now'
the endocrinologist said he wants my TSH between 0.3 and 2.0
I'm currently on 2 grains of armour thyroid...and I'm on a supplementation programme mainly to raise vitamin D and Iron. i take a probiotic i use ACV with every meal
I've been supplementing with iron since october last year with very little progress...and I've been taking lots of supplements to support my condition
vit b12 sublinguale, vit D vit K, probiotics, meda stim, magnesium, zinc...beleive me im trying!
my core temperature is around 35.8 at the moment. thats gone up from the chilly 35.4
nobody has worked harder and trying to find the answers than me....all i know is that this time last year my hair was healthy....and now its not.
IS this the armour thyroid????
has anyone successfully gone from armour to t3-4 mix and had good results or should sit this out longer?
i seriously do not know what else to do and I'm seriously ready to throw the towel in.
all i now is that i am heartbroken...and I'm seriously miserable.