I was diagnosed subclinical hypothyroid last December after I'd had blood tests for Hairloss. I put off going on Levothyroxine for 2 months but and just took iron as ferritin was low at 22. In Feb my tsh had honey to 8.7 so I started levo 25. My ferritin was now 4! Felt rubbish had headaches tired hot flushes, panicked and came off after a week. Did 4 weeks of no Levo to see and once again tsh went up to over 10. Started on 50. All this time hair texture weird and straight ( usually wavy) and continued to shed badly. My mission became to get my ferritin up ( I also have had heavy periods for 3+ years and was diagnosed with uterine polyps) ferritin went up to 46 by May, with lots of careful research and time based pill popping. Hairloss may have slowed a littke but still there. Saw dermo said probably TE keep increasing iron and wait and see. Had also seen a trichologist week before who was off hand and told me TE and AGA and sold my her products which I didn't use as one was minoxidil. Waited and hair texture ok but still shedding. In June had tsh if 6.8 so gp increased Levo to 75. Since then hair shedding seems to have got worse again and I'm now mentaly a mess. I'm obsessed with hair can't stop looking at everyone else in public on telly etc I always had lovely hair, I'm turning 40 on Saturday and my poor children 4,7 and 9 are probably so sick (and sad) of seeing their mum be so down. I really sucked it up from April till July but after 10 months of bad Hairloss and such thin hair I feel like I'm cracking. Had op 3 weeks ago to remove polyps so hopefully heavy periods will stop- results showed then my ferritin was 96! Last week bloods showed tsh dropped to lowest at 1.6 and t4 was 15 ish. See a top dermo again yesterday and he said still doesn't think aga but continued to say, as before, that Levothyroxine is not great for your hair and my hair is not happy. Outcome of meeting- to check iron and vitamin d were in middle range for 2 months and, if still shedding, start minoxidil or other cobweb was possibly to have scalp biopsy as my dad had tiny bald patch 10 years ago and could be resorted to that and rare form of diffuse Alopecia areata. So I'm still utterly clueless and lost. Think I should see and endochronologist to see if they can help at all. Everyone's told me to stop googling but until your in it you just will never know...,
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