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Hypothyroidism and hair grow

Hi guys. I have had hypothyroidism for 6 years. I am on Levo 50mcg at the moment but my test came back indicating that I am undermedicated. Anyway, one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism is hair loss. Well, I am experiencing quite an opposite problem. I have body hair in places where women are not meant to have. And they grow way too fast!!! I wax my body hair regularly but a week later I need to wax again (normally once a months is enough). I had me estrogen tested and it came back ok. I don't have a polycyclic ovary syndrome. So WHY I am so hairy??? And how can I stop growing hair so fast? :(

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Additional info. I had me DHEA tested a year ago and it was lower the borderline. The dermatologist suggested I will start losing my hair soon. I am 30 and Northern European (fair skin etc). Why am I so hairy? 😩

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have you had testosterone tested? and male hormones tested? a whole bunch of female and male hormone panel might throw some light on it.

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Yes I have over the years! It was all thinin the range!

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do you know whatthe ranges were tho as the nhs range is one thing and the true range is another thing??

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I'm not sure. But with hypothyroidism normally people loose hair from their heads and the outer 3rd of their eyebrows. I don't think it's related as much to other body parts.

However when your hormones are out of whack all sorts of weird things can happen to your hair. Before I was fully medicated I used to have these mutant hairs that would grow out of my head, beard, and arms. Sometimes they would be as thick as 5 hairs and look like they were made of stiff plastic, other times they would be (not as thick) but bright white and they would grow a good 3 inches in what seemed like a day. Truly mutant hairs.

I also had hair loss at the same time, but I think that's more ferritin related (and possibly genetic as I am a guy).

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