I've been on the under active thyroid journey for 4 months now.
It started with me becoming very ill very quickly. Within a week I was sleeping 7 hours in the day and still sleeping at night, dizzy, slurring my words, headaches that turned to severe migraines, pins and needles, muscle pains, a yellow face, loss of hearing, poor memory, freezing cold and more.
I was Diagnosed with an under active thyroid immediately with a TSH of over 100. I am on 125 Levo and under a private Endo. (Started on 50)
My hair was falling but mainly short new hair, this made my hair start to thin in patches. Patches that hurt on my head.
My Endo tested my Vit D and B12 and ferritin and all normal.
I noticed that when he increased my dose to 125 I felt so much better with less symptoms but more hair loss. Long hairs this time.
It's been a struggle to get back to some sort of normal and I'm still too weak to exercise, do gardening or even clean my house. I have just managed to go back to work part time.
This week (month 4) bloods have showed my T4 20.5 and TSH 1.39. I'm still very sympathetic though but no way as ill as I was. Headaches warn me I'm tired and slight pins and needles. My hair still seems dry, lifeless and is still falling out.
I drink lots of water and have a healthy diet and have always looked after my shoulder length hair.
Endo has said will test my T3 in 4 weeks if hair still falling and symptoms are still present.
Can anyone offer any hair advice. I've read about hair supplements that seem to work for people, but do they if you have a thyroid issue!?
What shampoo and conditioner do other thyroid suffers use?