I've had hair loss for a while - it kicked in after my daughter turned 1 I think - but it has really ramped up in the last couple months and I finally dragged myself to the GP to have some blood tests. I've had one round of tests back and need some input re the results:
B12 = 390 (190-660 ng/L)
TSH = 6.31 (0.27-4.20 u/L)
Free T4 = 13 (12-22 pmol/L)
Ferritin = 24 (13-150 ug/L)
The GP initially wanted to wait 3 months for a follow-up test, but I mentioned my husband and I want to start trying for a second child asap, so she has ordered another round of tests next week, I think to check for antibodies. I am so distraught over my hair loss, to the point where I'm only washing/combing my hair every 3-4 days because I can't bear to see all the hair clogging up my drain. I feel like I have loads of other symptoms of hypothyroidism, but I've read that hair loss can be a symptom of low ferritin, too. I just want to stop losing my hair! And get ship shape for baby 2. I am 35. I am IMPATIENT. Anything I can do to stop the hair loss quickly? And what do you think about my levels re hypothyroidism? Should I ask for more tests, eg Free T3 levels?
Any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you.