Posted by Just Carol (other posts) on May 22, 2018 at 13:52:14 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Thyroid and hair loss posted by Long Hair In Albany on May 22, 2018 at 12:45:13:
: If you take thyroid medication one of the side effects .
: is thinning hair (or hair loss). My wife of 31 years is experiencing that.
Now that's interesting because I've had the opposite result. My hair was was thin with diffuse loss in the scalp, prior to diagnosis. Once I went on the hormone medication, the hair grew back in. The texture is fine, but I no longer have the sparse hair on the crown/vortex. I do have difficulty turning T4 into T3, so I take both T3 & T4. Most are prescribed T4, and their bodies convert some of T4 into T3. But there is a subset if people who for some reason don't make enough T3, or none at all. I don't make enough.