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Hair loss, weight loss, and Synthroid level at 150mcg!

From: kyliegmps - 4 years 22 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with Hastimoto's at 26 and was on the same level of Synthroid (.01mg) until the birth of my second child, a girl, in 2007. When I was pregnant with her my thyroid levels were all over the place and my prescription was finally leveled off at 137 mcg of Synthroid. However, recently I went for a test, and my levels were elevated and my doctor increased my presciption again to 150mcg. Now I am losing my hair, and ever since I became pregnant with my daughter I have been skinnier than I have ever been my whole life (not that I am complaining about that, but i find it strange) I don't hardly ever feel hungry and I can skip meals no problem. My concern is that my joints are sore sometimes, (could be age, could be something else?), and my hair loss is really annoying. I can pull several strands of hair out of my head every time i run my fingers through it, and I lose a lot in my brush and in the shower. I feel irritable (could be my 5yr old and 2yr old driving me crazy or maybe chemical?), and moody, so I have all the symptoms of Hypothyroidism again! Why have my levels been rising since my pregnancy and why can't my doctor get my prescription right? Does any one else have trouble controlling their levels with Synthroid or another drug for that matter? Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should be talking to my doctor about to get info on why this is happening? Could it be a symptom of another disorder (parathyroidism, cancer?) Thank you.

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I don't know if this message is well taken, but here goes. I had a total thyroidectomy due to papillary cancer and started losing hair with what it appeared to be my Synthroid medication. It was horrible! Now, after 7 months and multiple changes in my Synthroid dosage hair is slowly coming back, but definitely, it is now very thin and I still have to recover some hair. In terms of weight, I have gained about 7 pds., but I'm happy because I was too thin. Also, I am eating quite well and I have not gained any more weight, which makes me happy as I do not want a weight issue. Best of luck to you!

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I notice that you posted this 7 wks ago, but I would urge you to see your doctor and take your list of complaints with you. You've listed all your problems, and I would think a good doctor who is familiar with tyroid conditions, would be able to help you. Oh, by the way, I have hypthyroidism and for my hair loss I take Evening Primrose Oil pills 2000mgs. It doesn't stop hair loss, but it slows it down. Good luck to you.

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I had a total thyroidectomy 2 years ago due to Hashimoto's and papillary microcarcinoma, and am STILL having problems regulating my Synthroid. I started at 125 mcg. and it has been switched so many times. the highest dose was 150, then I became hyperthyroid and was down to 112 mcg. If you are on birth control you tend to need a higher dose of Synthroid; I was off my birth control when I was at my lowest dosage, and as soon as I started back on it they immediately had to raise it back up. Recently, I feel as if I am hypothyroid (extremely exhausted, sore all over, hair falling out, weight gain, skin changes and mood swings), but my doctor said my levels are good. I'm thinking you may need to ask your doctor about alternating between 137 and 150 mcg. every other day...I felt the best when I was doing that. I was a little hyper on just the 150 but hypo on the 137...alternating made me feel great, but then stopping the birth control goofed me up! It could also just be that your levels are evening out since your pregnancy, and it will take some time. Good luck, hope this helps and please keep us posted!

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In women Weight loss generally improves Metabolic activity and Endocrine and clinical parameters.
The women who lose their weight through high protein food and high carbohydrate will have these symptoms.
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From my observation of my wife she did fine holding down a class during pregnancy, and I have seen other women do fine. In this world economy if I was in this situation I would Wait to see if the CLASS offer (you get a faculty position first, then class assignment) would actually be of any conflict. Also have a friend who can help if you need to get a substitute. This situation should not be anything different than any other medical condition.OB GYN Atlanta GA

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Worried of losing your attractive looks due to dullness of hair? Start using any of the essential oils for hair as all of them are capable of repairing the hair damage and bring back the natural shine.

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I too had gone through this same problem and was quite frustrated with my hair loss. But then I started biotin as per my dermatologist's advice to regrow my hair and I also used some useful resources to hide the hair loss.

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Hair fall is the biggest and worst problem in each and every one life, for which once glorious life becomes less and in sad. One of the major problem . There are many symptoms of hair loss like hair fall, dandruff in hair, Scalp irritation etc. And Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition which usually affects the scalp.There are many more symptoms and some remedies are also there which we can follow . As, Hair treatment is really very essential . Wash your hair properly, with a good branded shampoo with proper wash and conditioning as dirty hair got first infected and dandruff etc. http://healthblog.world.edu/

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Hello, My best advise for anyone that has to take a thyroid hormone is use only ARMOUR THRYOID. My wife lost her thyroid due to cancer and was treated with SYNTHROID.
She started having palpitations, high blood pressure, didn't have any energy for more than an hour of being out of bed!!, real bad panic attacks and mood swings. She went to every endocrinologist in the Springfield, Mo. and none of them wanted to or believed her about the side effects. She had symptoms of hypo and hyperthyroidism. They even eventually recommended her to a psychiatrist. She also almost went completely blind and couldn't get out in the light of day at all without the light hurting her eyes. She could read in the dark!! We only had one light on in the house and the curtains closed. She finally got clear of the cancer and she requested her primary care to put her on Armor Thyroid
and within a few weeks things started to return to normal.
Her vision returned to almost normal, her anxiety, energy levels, blood pressure and everything else returned to normal. She takes a dose that keeps her TSH level to just a little about 0. Armor Thyroid doses don't fluctuate like the synthetics have to. She has been on the same dose since getting here TSH to the near 0. The synthetics are not always
able to be converted to T3 which is what the body uses. T4 is just stored in the thyroid and converts to T3 when needed.
What about T1 and T2?? All are in Armor Thyroid. The only side effects of Armor is Hypo or Hyper if you take too much or not enough. Hope this helps you to a full recovery. BIll

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Yeah I agree in such conditions you to get lot of hair loss and even make your hair texture very rough. In such hair conditions I guess you should use proper hair care products and get them form Hair Brush Suppliers.