Hormone replacement for hair loss

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Avatar m tn The night sweats/hot flashes don't trouble me so much as generally I'm very cold so it's nice to actually be warm on occasion. The hair loss is terrible. I have dark hair and fair skin so it is pretty noticeable and coupled with the weight gain I am having serious self esteem issues. I'm also immensely fatigued. This is not new but is intense. I've also started waking up early and can't get back to sleep which is only making the fatigue worse.
Avatar n tn In November, my endocrinologist said it would not cause any further harm to stop synthroid for 3 months and then recheck levels to see if my hair loss stopped. Unfortunately, my TSH level skyrocketed to 91 and my cholesterol was high as well. So I went back on synthroid (100 mcg). I'm still suffering from hair loss and am become quite concerned/stressed/depressed.
Avatar f tn I think your appointment with the Intergrative medicine doctor coming up will look at things differently and will best be able to determine what hormone lelvels are truely off that is causing you this hair loss. A different approach of hormone replacement will probably fall into place with this other doctor and getting that second opinion with the Intergrative doc will be a good source for you to consider.
Avatar n tn Nothing will truly help but getting your levels good, including ferritin... and choosing a thyroid med that does not cause hair loss for you. Armour and Nature throid work for most... unfortunately I can't take either of them :( Best of Luck!!
Avatar f tn It is now also used to treat inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), the most common cause of hair loss, as well as for other causes of hair loss. How Well It Works Minoxidil slows hair loss and grows new hair. In men, the 5% solution appears to be more effective than the 2% solution, but it costs more and may have more side effects.1 Some people who take minoxidil only grow hair that is thin and wispy or similar to peach fuzz.
Avatar f tn Needless to say ,I can't go back and I have not found any others. There is a bio identical hormone replacement specialist..BodyLogic..that does all this, but won't take ins. I figure it's hormone replacement, with or without the pituitary involvement..opinion?
Avatar n tn Looking for positive results, experienced from taking prescribed hormone replacement drugs. Take them or not take them?
Avatar n tn This was listed as one of the side effects (loss of scalp hair). I stopped the medication. Will my hair come back. It is extremely thin to the point of seeing my scalp through. I see tiny hairs in the bright light, but wondering if that is a good sign or not. Has anyone else had this happen with HRT. It was Femhrt, which is estrogen and progestin. However, I read that just the Estrogens also list this side effect, so I am afraid to take anything at all.
Avatar n tn Has anyone switched to another thyroid hormone replacement drug, such as Thyrolar because of hair loss? I have also begun to notice other side effects and want to know if there are other options besides Synthroid. Thanks!
Avatar n tn What should I do to stop hair loss and gain my hair back ?? Please consider this is very serious issue for me.
Avatar f tn Common causes of hair loss are hormone & nutritional imbalances. Tramadol, in common with other opioids & opiates tends to decrease natural hormone production, including estrogen which contributes to healthy hair growth. It also commonly reduces appetite which could mean that you are not getting the vitamins & minerals you need for optimum health.
Avatar f tn Low estrogens are supposed to be the cause. Try a diet rich in estrogens. Hormone replacement therapy can also help a few. PCOD and hormone imbalance too can be a cause. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
665125 tn?1273027524 Don't get me started on this subject! My thyroidectomy was 13 months ago and the hair loss is still happening. Granted I had a lot to start with but it's still coming out by the masses. My endo, who is a confirmed MORON, has told me that "it takes time." He says that the hairloss is the last thing to get fixed once everything gets back to normal. The good news is that I do have new growth all over my head so going bald isn't really gonna happen.
Avatar n tn I assumed that he had and took it for 6 weeks when I looked it up and sure enough. My hair loss is not as severe since I switched from the beta blocker to the Verapamil but it has not stopped. I have been under the care of a dermatologist for 30 years as I suffer from basal cell carcenoma and have to see him every 3 months. He has exhausted all the avenues regarding my hair loss. I went to a hair transplant dermatologist who told me I was not a candidate.
1680073 tn?1305640745 I am scared to change my dosage again - but I guess better now than later. Hopefully this wont cause another boust of hair loss. Thank for your help! I forgot to ask - can you change brand & dosage from one day to the next? So I would be changing from 50 mcg gereric levothyroxine to 25 mcg Eltroxin....????
Avatar n tn Have you had any patients experience hair loss due to taking Topamax for Migraine. I have been taking it for 1 1/2yrs at a dose of 150mg/day. For the past 6 months I have seen a dramatic loss in my hair. Their is no family (male or Female) pattern baldness in my family. I am a healthy 43yr old female, work out reguarly, 125lbs, no health issues (except migraine). I do have a lower than normal estrogen level which is the only blood level that came up questionable.
1755386 tn?1312588541 Does anyone have any helpful hints to help fight hair loss? I am having bad hypo symptoms and am fighting with my doctor regarding treatment. One symptom is that my hair is falling out. My part is getting wider and wider. I am already overweight. Bald would not make a very pretty package. Are there any supplements or at home remedies to help battle this problem until I get my thyroid hormones stable? Will it grow back if I get everything in good working order?
Avatar m tn If so, could putting the extra thyroid hormone into my body cause the hair loss even if it isn't helping the thyroid levels improve? I didn't have the hairloss problem until the COMBO of the Perrigo and the Tirosint.
Avatar f tn Also, with being on it, will the hair loss be reversed, as this is devastating for me. Thanks for any advice here.
Avatar f tn The thyroid produces hormones, T3 and T4; mostly T4. Of the total T4 produced, the majority of that will be bound by protein and unusable. The Free T4 is the portion that's not bound by protein and is available for use. FT4 is not used, directly, by the cells; it much be converted to T3. Like T4, a good share of the total T3 in your body is bound by protein and unusable.
Avatar f tn I can totally relate. After giving birth my hair thinned so much there was hair all over the house. My husband became so worried that I was going bald! Now, it's slowly coming back. I've got so much baby hair it's weird looking at my head, there's short hairs standing everywhere. It's not just HRT's. If there's any changes in hormones it can drastically make your hair grow or fall out. Unfortunately, it's not the same for everybody. I can suggest some things I tried that worked for me: 1.
Avatar f tn thanks for responding :) I'm not sure why the testing in jan was limited? Last june I also had these results: I did have these tests also last june: (they seem to be in the 'normal' range - ?) THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY < 20 [standard range <20 IU/ML] THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY<10 [standard range <35 IU/ML] I thought my Free T3 was ok, as it was in the reference range....why do you think it was way too low?
Avatar n tn And by the way, the expert who finally returned my calls at the women's centre charges $600 for a 45 interview and one time hormone testing. My GP said "I can do the same for you" and it is covered. We Shall See... but he did say he could give me Bi-est, Tri-est, natural, bio-identical, whatevah. Yippeee!
Avatar n tn Is it related to hypothyroid , have you tested Antibodies for thyroid ?. If heard it will stop fall out but don't grow provided your TSH is in your comfortable range where you don't have symptoms.
Avatar f tn What could this be and can I stop the hair loss. It's getting pretty severe. I have tried rogaine for woman did nothing, tried some herbal shampoo did nothing. I had blood work done they said my thryroid is fine. I went to a dermatologist and he said I had a thinning of the hair and that was it. I eat right, take vitamins, excercise regularly. I really don't have much stress. I am a stay at home mom. I am 43 and went through menapause early.
219522 tn?1251764229 I have read until I'm blind about hypo/Hashi's in books and online, and all the information conflicts. Some say the hair loss is from the hypo itself, some say it is from the Synthroid. It seems from my fact-finding that folks on Levoxyl lose hair, people on Armour swear their hair is thicker and better than ever, yet anti-Armour people think the ratio of T3 to T4 is too high and causes other problems. I don't know what to think or believe. Will hair vitamins/supplements help on their own?
3193570 tn?1345054669 Hair loss IS a symptom. It seems for many people to be the 1st thing to show up and the last thing to come back. It is very possible that the hair loss is now starting to come on and it was just coincidentally after you started taking the medication. It is possible you were going to lose the hair anyhow. Many people have also blamed synthroid on hair loss.
665125 tn?1273027524 Hi...haven't talked to u in a while...sorry about ur hair.And that I have no suggestions. I do pray someone on here can offer u some advice.
Avatar f tn I have a huge HEAT intolerance - it can never be cold enough for me! And, of course, the severe hair loss - it just never stops falling out, by the handful! Given all that, would you think, from your experience/knowledge, that T3 would help the above? Would it be for life...or until it regulates on its own? Or would you think Armour is better, like the current doc wants to put me on? You're right, my TSH fluctuates from month to month and the current 5.
211563 tn?1189998110 But after getting levels a little closer to normal and hormone replacement everything came back. I do still have problems with hair loss on top of my head, though. I am on 125mcg Levothyroxine. Don't know if it helps any, but that's my story. Good luck to you I know exactly how upsetting it is. Wanted someone to shave my head for me back when it was falling out in clumps. Boy, am I glad they all refused to. I think you need to call dr and check this out.