Hi, not a frequent poster but try to log on when I can. Looking for a bit of advice. I've been hyper since 2008 and taking meds since to keep it under control. The past year I've been slightly over the upper range for total T3, TSH still <0.01 and total T4 continues to be towards the lower end of the 'normal' range. Anyway I was under a great deal of stress July / Aug as I was going through a redundancy, my T3 levels went up but another unwanted side affect happened. My hair started falling out, 4-5 handfuls every time a brushed it and washed it. I lost about a 1/4 of my hair.
I had an endo appt in October mentioned this and was told hair loss is a symptom of hypo patients and said entirely unrelated to my condition
Cut to this week when I saw the dermatologist for my psoriasis which has also flared up (after the major hair loss) and she was more interested and said I might have low ferritin (sp) and proceeded to take 5 vials of blood to test.
Sorry for the long story but I wanted to check if anyone had similar experience with hair loss and what the outcome was. Bit disappointed with the endo I'm sure they could have suggested testing my iron / ferritin levels. I was also told I was an alpha thalassemia trait carrier last year so think this could be involved with iron levels etc.
Anyone who thinks Thyroid problems are simple are seriously misguided...
thanks for reading