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Christina

09.05.2007, 23:47
 

TSH 1.01 (Thyroid Conditions & Hair Loss)

When I had my thyroid tested my TSH was 1.01 and I was told everything was "normal". Could I have a thyroid problem with a TSH like that? I definitely don't have hyperthyroid symptoms. I felt hypothyroid and that's why I thought my thyoid was the problem.. I took Armour thyroid for a few weeks and felt great but my hair loss dramatically increased. That's when I realized my TSH was fine at 1.01 and quit the meds. What's a girl to do?




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Deb

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10.05.2007, 07:52

@ Christina

TSH 1.01

» When I had my thyroid tested my TSH was 1.01 and I was told everything was
» "normal". Could I have a thyroid problem with a TSH like that? I
» definitely don't have hyperthyroid symptoms. I felt hypothyroid and
» that's why I thought my thyoid was the problem.. I took Armour thyroid for
» a few weeks and felt great but my hair loss dramatically increased. That's
» when I realized my TSH was fine at 1.01 and quit the meds. What's a girl
» to do?

What are your symptoms? Tsh is not the best indicator of hypo, the best and most accurate tests are the Free T3, Free T4, Anti-TPO and TgAb. The last two are to rule out Hashimotos

Deb




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A

10.05.2007, 14:19

@ Deb

TSH 1.01

» »Deb is right, i had a perfectly fine TSh...maybe borderline high, but my free T$ level was low out of range. There are many doctors that are realizing TSH is a poor indicator of thyroid function..plus you TSH can fluctuate much higher and lower throughout the day.

When I had my thyroid tested my TSH was 1.01 and I was told everything
» was
» » "normal". Could I have a thyroid problem with a TSH like that? I
» » definitely don't have hyperthyroid symptoms. I felt hypothyroid and
» » that's why I thought my thyoid was the problem.. I took Armour thyroid
» for
» » a few weeks and felt great but my hair loss dramatically increased.
» That's
» » when I realized my TSH was fine at 1.01 and quit the meds. What's a
» girl
» » to do?
»
» What are your symptoms? Tsh is not the best indicator of hypo, the best
» and most accurate tests are the Free T3, Free T4, Anti-TPO and TgAb. The
» last two are to rule out Hashimotos
»
» Deb




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christina

10.05.2007, 22:02

@ Deb

to Deb

I don't have test results for the other things you mentioned. I guess I'll go see another doctor for some tests. My most obvious symptoms seem to be mood swings, lack of concentration, memory loss, (short term) and general lethargy. (hair loss also obviously). I don't always suffer from these symptoms. It comes and goes. The hair loss is a costant though. I didn't realize the other tests were important. i'm learning new stuff everyday. Evening primrose oil helps alot but I slacked off from taking it because my doctor said it could change hormone levels by raising my estrogen. She also said flax seed oil could raise testosterone levels. I felt great on a super low dose of Armour, but my hair situation plummeted. I felt a little speedy on it sometimes so that's when I stopped taking it. thanks for your input.




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Deb

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11.05.2007, 07:32

@ christina

to Deb

» I don't have test results for the other things you mentioned. I guess I'll
» go see another doctor for some tests. My most obvious symptoms seem to be
» mood swings, lack of concentration, memory loss, (short term) and general
» lethargy. (hair loss also obviously). I don't always suffer from these
» symptoms. It comes and goes. The hair loss is a costant though. I
» didn't realize the other tests were important. i'm learning new stuff
» everyday. Evening primrose oil helps alot but I slacked off from taking
» it because my doctor said it could change hormone levels by raising my
» estrogen. She also said flax seed oil could raise testosterone levels. I
» felt great on a super low dose of Armour, but my hair situation plummeted.
» I felt a little speedy on it sometimes so that's when I stopped taking it.
» thanks for your input.

Without the proper tests, it is hard to say, yes they all are hypo symptoms but would need testing to say for sure. Always request copies of your labs, you paid for them, they are yours.

As far as the armour accelerating your hairloss, like as not that was was because you were on too low of a dose. When you first start meds your own thyroid will sense there is more hormone in your body and will produce less therefore causing you to need an increase. You would never be able to take a super low dose and stay there without increases, you would definitely start to feel worse with more symptoms. It would not be a bad idea to get a 24 hour saliva done to check your adrenal function as well. If left untreated for hypo very long alot of the times the adrenals will become exhausted and must be treated as well. That was my case. The feeling speedy can be just an adjustment thing that will pass or can mean your adrenals are weak and need help.

I have difficulty taking EPO as it does affect my hormones. It will always make me start my period too soon. Some can probably take it just fine but not me.

Deb




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