Posted by The Kid (other posts) on May 22, 2018 at 16:35:04 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Thyroid and hair loss posted by Just Carol on May 22, 2018 at 14:02:52:
: : an annual blood test by my primary doctor where he measures TSH which was 0.74 back in February of this year and the range is 0.40-4.50 (mIU/L) so that is good.
: : I am making a list of questions for her now. I always have my hair tied up when I see her so she probably didn't see too clearly that my hair is thinning in the back.
: : Oh, I have very brittle nails that I have to keep short so they don't catch on things but my eyebrows and skin are fine.
: Your TSH is in the low end of normal, so it's possible you need some medication. TSH tells the doctor one thing, symptoms tell more. Plus, in addition to TSH, your T3 & T4 levels should probably be checked. I'd bring up the diffuse hair loss & brittle nails & ask if she can do a blood draw for T3 & T4 levels. It's possible at least your T4 is low, a blood test will tell you for sure. She can have it done along with the TSH, or you can ask your primary care about it, and have results sent to her.
That's good advice. I never heard of T3/4 levels in blood till u mentioned it. I just emailed my primary doctor and asked him to write this scr ipt for me to send to thyroid specialist.