Hi everyone. This is second time i am posting a question here although i always read all posts as a ritual to expand my understanding about thyroid. I have been hypo for 10yrs, and loosing my hair for about last 8-9 years, was always told that's part of thyroid.My dose was levothyroxine 100mcg per day. When i queried about it my new GP said, it looks like that you are on too much thyroxine and that can cause hair loss, so it was reduced to 75mcg and further to 50 mcg. There was no improvement in my hair, apart from me feeling really tired. I'm due blood test on Mon. I suggested at my last appointment that i dont think my body is converting T4 into enough T3 and to give me T3 medication along with T4, but his answer was there is not enough evidence to prove that T3 works any better than T4 and that he can't prescibe it, and that he has taken advice from an endo and his recommendations is to keep the dose to 75mcg. I want to ask you all real experienced people what should i ask my GP before my bloods tests. My results are:
On 100mcg levothyroxine :
TSH - 0.01 mu/L (0.35 - 5.00u) Free T4 21.2 pmol/L (9.0 - 21.0u) Total T3 1.8 nmol/L (0.9 - 2.5u)
On 75mcg levothyroxine; TSH - 0.02mul/L (0.35 - 5.00u) Free T4 15.3 pmol / L ( 9.0 - 21.0u) T3 not tested.......
On 50 mcg levothyroxine;
TSH 11.48 mu/L (0.35 - 5.00u) T4 10.6pmol/ L (9.0 - 21.0u)
I'm taking 62.5mcg levothyroxine at the moment. I got my iron, vit D,C,B12 tested and all these came back within the range , but towards the lower end, so l have been taking supplements for all .
Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks