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Will t3 thicken my hair

Tsh 2.77 peroxidase 91. Everything else is normal. Will t3 help thicken my hair and regrow hair. Hair appears to have stopped shedding in huge numbers this past 3 weeks. H pylori was treated 104 days ago. Do u think t3 will help thicken my hair and regrow it. All hair is so fine and weak very limtied regrowth.

Collect t3 presc tmw. Not sure if i shud take it or wait and see what happens to hair now it appears to have slowed.

Hair loss and sheddinf diffuse from entire body

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It depends why you lost your hair. Is it due to low T3? Or something else? Low iron, for example.

As you say you collect your T3 tomorrow, I presume you've had it prescribed. If it has been prescribed, I presume it is because you need it - it's not just about hair. So, I don't understand why you would hesitate to take it. I think we need more information to be able to answer your question. For example, do you have any lab results you can post on here, with the ranges?

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No1 knows y i lost my hair. I have a prog dr and asked 4 it. He wasnt goin 2 giv me it. He gave me it based on my anyibodie and because i said i was devastated by d hair loss.

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Well, that's the way it usually is. People rarely know why they have lost their hair. That is why no-one can answer your question.

I lost my hair, too. All of it. It all just fell out one day, in the shower. Never did find out why, but I was on T3 only at the time. So, it wasn't lack of T3. We just have to try these things and see if they work.

However, no-one can possibly say whether or not you need T3 without see your labs.

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Did your hair ever grow back?

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Yes. It's not exactly thick and lustrous, but it covers my scalp! What I found, messing around with different supplements, was that I was low in iron. Now I'm getting my iron levels up, the hair is getting better and better. :)

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That's great to hear. I've been in a T3/T4 combination, taking iron and vitD and biotin but so far lots of hair still falling out, but also some new ones growing.

Any advice on what else to check?

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B12, folate, vit D?

Your FT3 does need to be optimal, too. Do you still have other hypo symptoms?

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No, never really did. I even lost the little weight I had gained.

Its only been the hair ever since I started the meds, not before. My FT3 is in the top range. My FT4 was at the upper end of the range so I lowered the dose about a month ago.

I've been taking multivitamin that include vitamins B and folic acid. But I've never check my levels before.

Not sure what else to do

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Not a good thing to do. Multi-vits are all rubbish, no matter how much you pay for them. So very many things wrong with them - cheap ingredients, not enough of anything, things you don't want like iodine, calcium and copper, and if they contain iron, you will not be able to absorb any of the vitamins! They are one huge scam to make money off the 'Worried Well', and won't help anything.

Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate, and it's not as good as folate. So, I would suggest you get vit D, vit B12, folate and ferritin tested right away, and take it from there. If you post the results on the forum, in a new post, people will help you understand them, and suggest what you should be taking. :)

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What are your recent Thyroid levels and Vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 ?

If you post results and ranges members can advise

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Also sex hormones if you have had them done as a very common reason for hair loss in both men and women is aromatisation of Testosterone into DHT. If it is that, one of the hairloss shampoos based on regaine/minoxidil might work.

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All good i have previously posted them.

Question about rt3 ratio. Mine is 19.08 the range was 15.01 to 70 is it ok high or low?

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