Understanding Thyroid Hair Loss

Understanding Thyroid Hair Loss

There are 69 comments on the Blogger Party story from Apr 22, 2007, titled Understanding Thyroid Hair Loss. In it, Blogger Party reports that:

Most people who are suffering from hair loss should immediately make sure that they are not suffering from thyroid hair loss. via Blogger Party

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jodyo

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 28, 2007
I was started on Armour 60 mg. for a borderline low functioning thyroid. A few months later I lost a significant amount of hair. Was also going thru a very stressful time in my personal life. I am generally healthy, walk every day, hit the gym a couple of times a week for some muscle toning, and take a yoga class once a week. I push myself to do this, as I work four days a week too. The hair loss has slowed, but no real evidence to me, of much new growth. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions??? I am bummed!
Cindy

United States

#2 May 4, 2007
Did you check the side effects of the drug they put you on. I was reading the side effects of my meds. and hair loss in the first couple months is one of them. Good luck and cheer up...
tamara2FLA

Spring Hill, FL

#3 May 8, 2007
Hi, I have hypothyroidism, and I lost a ridiculous amount of hair!!I got diagnosed with alopecia areata I tried everything, and the only thing that worked was going to the Hair Loss Clinic in my town--- It is kind of pricy, but I sat under a laser that stimulated hair growth-- I also take prenatal vitamins-- they try to give you stuff at the hair loss clinic pills, shampoos--also pricy, and the pills and shampoos don't work, but the laser really did!! I was so skeptical and at my last rope--- they kept telling me to get shots in my head of cortisteroids, or immunotherapy, but they both had wierd side effects--so I made payments to the Hair loss clinic, and had weekly treatments-- I do feel it helped--I mean mine was so bad I had no hairline any more-all I had was a little pony tail on the top of my head- like Pebbles on Flintstones--- It started in the back of my head, then around my ears, then smack dab in the middle front-- It was awful-- I used to have puffy naturally curly hair that was all one length and went past my bra-strap like Elaine on Seinfield-- It was so traumatizing!!The irony is I went to school for hairdressing, so I was constantly doing hair during this--so I went and bought a couple of cool wigs, and occassionally wore them until I got a hairline back-- I wasn't a big fan, they helped a little, but they were kind of annoying too, but it worked for the meantime-- but when my hair started growing back-- I started using the hair extension clips that I make for friends, or wedding updos, and it worked out great--- I was making those things before they got big-- they are pretty popular now, you can find them all over, you just have to be careful of the cheesy knockoffs, let me know if you need anything-- I feel your pain!!Good luck!!!
jodyo wrote:
I was started on Armour 60 mg. for a borderline low functioning thyroid. A few months later I lost a significant amount of hair. Was also going thru a very stressful time in my personal life. I am generally healthy, walk every day, hit the gym a couple of times a week for some muscle toning, and take a yoga class once a week. I push myself to do this, as I work four days a week too. The hair loss has slowed, but no real evidence to me, of much new growth. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions??? I am bummed!
dash dewy

United States

#4 May 8, 2007
I have been recently diagnosed with hypothyroid. Do any of you have really low energy levels? I get so tired all the time, I barely have the energy to get dressed. The doctors want to do a sonigram and all that good junk, I haven't lost my hair though, thankful for that. I did find out that armour is a pig hormone. That might be the reason for the hair loss, I don't know. All I know is I feel crummy, and have quit my job, cause all the employees say I'm too slow. I feel like I'm just falling apart.
tamara2FLA

Spring Hill, FL

#5 May 8, 2007
Yes,I am so tired, too-- At first I thought it was because I was depressed and wired at night when it was time to go to bed-- I felt because my nerves were shot, and I wasn't getting to sleep at night, that it would make me drag @** all day. I am sure that may have had something to do with it, but then I tried forcing myself to go up to bed @ 10 or 11, and take tylenol PM,just for a couple days--- it helped a little, but it definitely has to do with your thyroid-- when you have a low thyroid-- you get spaced out, and tired, and depressed. What are they doing a sonigram for? I know hypothyroidism is overlooked-so don't let people at work get to you, you have enought things to figure out and simplify than to worry about negative nellies at work, good luck!!
dash-dewey

Rayville, LA

#6 May 9, 2007
tamara2FLA wrote:
Yes,I am so tired, too-- At first I thought it was because I was depressed and wired at night when it was time to go to bed-- I felt because my nerves were shot, and I wasn't getting to sleep at night, that it would make me drag @** all day. I am sure that may have had something to do with it, but then I tried forcing myself to go up to bed @ 10 or 11, and take tylenol PM,just for a couple days--- it helped a little, but it definitely has to do with your thyroid-- when you have a low thyroid-- you get spaced out, and tired, and depressed. What are they doing a sonigram for? I know hypothyroidism is overlooked-so don't let people at work get to you, you have enought things to figure out and simplify than to worry about negative nellies at work, good luck!!
they want to see if there might be cancer, they keep hinting at it, but I wonder if they aren't just using me as a guinea pig, but I am thankful that they are at least looking for whatever the problem is with my thyroid any way.
ccc

Astoria, NY

#7 Jun 15, 2007
Your names were on various websites for thyroid related disorders and problems arising out of the use of Levothyroxine medication. Our research led us to you because there is a MAJOR LAWSUIT EMINATING FROM NEW YORK which is going to hold the drug companies that make LEVOTHYROXINE accountable for the toxic drug which has caused various damages to many women in the United States.

Physical problems begin with muscle and joint pains to extreme PERMANENT HAIR LOSS and the associated mental problems associated with hair loss for women.

If you have suffered any problems due to LEVOTHYROXINE,(AKA SYNTHROID, LEVOXYL, etc.) we implore you to take part in the class action lawsuit and reap the benefit of receiving monies for your damages. If you feel wronged and suffered and have PERMANENT HAIR PROBLEMS relating to ingesting this drug...please email me back at once at this address:

[email protected]

We have 29 researchers contacting as many people as possible daily and we hope to add thousands more to the 335 women already on board.

Please write about your story, what happened, the trauma you went through but try to keep it streamlined.(After all, we have 29 people to read all of these stories and histories).

On the other hand, if you have had your hair return and your pain(s) alleviated after a battle on the drug - we would like to archive that data as well. Perhaps that will eventually find its way into a newsletter which may come to pass and will be created by the 4 women who originally brought about the lawsuit.

It does NOT matter where you live but the original lawsuit was enacted in NEW YORK CITY.

Please write today. If you know of others who are suffering, please refer them to my email address.

Thank you all.

Coleen Cromwell, NYC
Director
jodyo wrote:
I was started on Armour 60 mg. for a borderline low functioning thyroid. A few months later I lost a significant amount of hair. Was also going thru a very stressful time in my personal life. I am generally healthy, walk every day, hit the gym a couple of times a week for some muscle toning, and take a yoga class once a week. I push myself to do this, as I work four days a week too. The hair loss has slowed, but no real evidence to me, of much new growth. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions??? I am bummed!
ccc

Astoria, NY

#8 Jun 15, 2007
Your names were on various websites for thyroid related disorders and problems arising out of the use of Levothyroxine medication. Our research led us to you because there is a MAJOR LAWSUIT EMINATING FROM NEW YORK which is going to hold the drug companies that make LEVOTHYROXINE accountable for the toxic drug which has caused various damages to many women in the United States.
Physical problems begin with muscle and joint pains to extreme PERMANENT HAIR LOSS and the associated mental problems associated with hair loss for women.
If you have suffered any problems due to LEVOTHYROXINE,(AKA SYNTHROID, LEVOXYL, etc.) we implore you to take part in the class action lawsuit and reap the benefit of receiving monies for your damages. If you feel wronged and suffered and have PERMANENT HAIR PROBLEMS relating to ingesting this drug...please email me back at once at this address:
[email protected]
We have 29 researchers contacting as many people as possible daily and we hope to add thousands more to the 335 women already on board.
Please write about your story, what happened, the trauma you went through but try to keep it streamlined.(After all, we have 29 people to read all of these stories and histories).
On the other hand, if you have had your hair return and your pain(s) alleviated after a battle on the drug - we would like to archive that data as well. Perhaps that will eventually find its way into a newsletter which may come to pass and will be created by the 4 women who originally brought about the lawsuit.
It does NOT matter where you live but the original lawsuit was enacted in NEW YORK CITY.
Please write today. If you know of others who are suffering, please refer them to my email address.
Thank you all.
Coleen Cromwell, NYC
Director
tamara2FLA wrote:
Hi, I have hypothyroidism, and I lost a ridiculous amount of hair!!I got diagnosed with alopecia areata I tried everything, and the only thing that worked was going to the Hair Loss Clinic in my town--- It is kind of pricy, but I sat under a laser that stimulated hair growth-- I also take prenatal vitamins-- they try to give you stuff at the hair loss clinic pills, shampoos--also pricy, and the pills and shampoos don't work, but the laser really did!! I was so skeptical and at my last rope--- they kept telling me to get shots in my head of cortisteroids, or immunotherapy, but they both had wierd side effects--so I made payments to the Hair loss clinic, and had weekly treatments-- I do feel it helped--I mean mine was so bad I had no hairline any more-all I had was a little pony tail on the top of my head- like Pebbles on Flintstones--- It started in the back of my head, then around my ears, then smack dab in the middle front-- It was awful-- I used to have puffy naturally curly hair that was all one length and went past my bra-strap like Elaine on Seinfield-- It was so traumatizing!!The irony is I went to school for hairdressing, so I was constantly doing hair during this--so I went and bought a couple of cool wigs, and occassionally wore them until I got a hairline back-- I wasn't a big fan, they helped a little, but they were kind of annoying too, but it worked for the meantime-- but when my hair started growing back-- I started using the hair extension clips that I make for friends, or wedding updos, and it worked out great--- I was making those things before they got big-- they are pretty popular now, you can find them all over, you just have to be careful of the cheesy knockoffs, let me know if you need anything-- I feel your pain!!Good luck!!!<quoted text>
ccc

Astoria, NY

#9 Jun 15, 2007
Your names were on various websites for thyroid related disorders and problems arising out of the use of Levothyroxine medication. Our research led us to you because there is a MAJOR LAWSUIT EMINATING FROM NEW YORK which is going to hold the drug companies that make LEVOTHYROXINE accountable for the toxic drug which has caused various damages to many women in the United States.

Physical problems begin with muscle and joint pains to extreme PERMANENT HAIR LOSS and the associated mental problems associated with hair loss for women.

If you have suffered any problems due to LEVOTHYROXINE,(AKA SYNTHROID, LEVOXYL, etc.) we implore you to take part in the class action lawsuit and reap the benefit of receiving monies for your damages. If you feel wronged and suffered and have PERMANENT HAIR PROBLEMS relating to ingesting this drug...please email me back at once at this address:

[email protected]

We have 29 researchers contacting as many people as possible daily and we hope to add thousands more to the 335 women already on board.

Please write about your story, what happened, the trauma you went through but try to keep it streamlined.(After all, we have 29 people to read all of these stories and histories).

On the other hand, if you have had your hair return and your pain(s) alleviated after a battle on the drug - we would like to archive that data as well. Perhaps that will eventually find its way into a newsletter which may come to pass and will be created by the 4 women who originally brought about the lawsuit.

It does NOT matter where you live but the original lawsuit was enacted in NEW YORK CITY.

Please write today. If you know of others who are suffering, please refer them to my email address.

Thank you all.

Coleen Cromwell, NYC
Director
jodyo wrote:
I was started on Armour 60 mg. for a borderline low functioning thyroid. A few months later I lost a significant amount of hair. Was also going thru a very stressful time in my personal life. I am generally healthy, walk every day, hit the gym a couple of times a week for some muscle toning, and take a yoga class once a week. I push myself to do this, as I work four days a week too. The hair loss has slowed, but no real evidence to me, of much new growth. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions??? I am bummed!
dash dewy wrote:
I have been recently diagnosed with hypothyroid. Do any of you have really low energy levels? I get so tired all the time, I barely have the energy to get dressed. The doctors want to do a sonigram and all that good junk, I haven't lost my hair though, thankful for that. I did find out that armour is a pig hormone. That might be the reason for the hair loss, I don't know. All I know is I feel crummy, and have quit my job, cause all the employees say I'm too slow. I feel like I'm just falling apart.
Marianne Thomas

AOL

#11 Jun 29, 2007
I just atarted taking this LEVOXYL 6/26/07. I couldn't understand what was going on with me. Thank God I found this page. I feel like I was hit by a truck. My whole body hurts and I'm very, very tired. I can't get out of my own way. And I think I'm going nuts. I thought I was sick with the flu or something. I had the radioiodine treatment to treat my overactive thyroid. If I had any idea that this would have been the outcome of that treatment. I never would have had it done. I wish I had left the thyroid alone. I felt a whole lot better when I was just treating for an overactive thyroid. Please put me on your Lawsuit list and keep in touch with me, I intend to call my Dr. and reguest another medication for my thyroid replacement
treatment but I need all the help I can get on how to treat this new problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Marianne
Crystal

AOL

#12 Jul 6, 2007
HAS ANYONE CONTACED THE WOMAN CLAIMING TO BE INVOLVED IN THE SYNTHROID LAWSUIT? HER FIRM, OR INVOLVEMENT WITH ONE IS NOT MENTIONED AND I AM WONDERING HOW LEGITAMENT SHE IS. I KNOW LAWYERS LOOK FOR CLAIMS ALL THE TIME BUT I RESEARCHED HER NAME AND FOUND NOTHING, JUST THIS SITE. I TOOK SYNTHROID YEARS AGO, THE HAIR I LOST NEVER GREW BACK. I DON'T WANT TO SOUND DISCOURAGING BUT I WAS 20 WHEN A DOCTOR TOLD ME I NEEDED THE DRUG. I WILL NOW FOREVER LIVE WITH THE HAIR LOSS. IF ANYONE HAS HAD LUCK REGROWING THEIR HAIR AFTER LOSING IT DUE TO SYNTHROID, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I NEVER HAD HYPOTHYROIDISM, I WAS MISDIAGNOSED SO BEING A VERY HEALTHY 20 YEAR OLD, NO OTHER ISSUE MADE ME LOSE MY HAIR, JUST THE SYNTHROID. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW LEGITAMENT THE WOMAN CLAIMING TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAWSUIT IS? PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU'VE SPOKEN WITH HER OT SOMEONE ELSE. THANKS SO MUCH
Chelsea

United States

#13 Jul 15, 2007
I started taking Synthroid (the generic form) on June 30, 2007. By July 10th I started losing hair. I have lost about 150 hairs or more a day. I have alot of hair, but it is significantly thinner. I will stop the medicine and talk with my Dr.

Since: Aug 07

xenia ohio

#14 Aug 4, 2007
informational about hair loss

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hairloss/a/hairlo...

Since: Aug 07

xenia ohio

#15 Aug 4, 2007
Here is also a link to another lawsuit.

http://www.synthroidclaims.com/notice.html#VI... .
Karen D

AOL

#16 Aug 14, 2007
I take levoxyl and I have for years. I have been losing my hair for a long time and it never really gets better. It has thinned out alot. I have been reading some of these posts and was unaware of any lawsuits. Can someone please explain.
Karen D

AOL

#17 Aug 14, 2007
my post was on August 15, 2007 sorry for not stating
Mylis

Sollentuna, Sweden

#18 Aug 20, 2007
I am so depressed about the whole situation. Is there any chance at all to get your hair back after discovering, finally, that you suffer from hypothyroidism? After having lost 80% of you hair and your whole life feels over. Is there anything one can do? Howcome medicines designed to help makes you lose more hair? Help!
librarygirl

Buda, TX

#19 Aug 23, 2007
If you find that Synthroid is still making your hair fall out after 6 months, switch to a different brand. It could be the fillers that you are sensitive to. Try levoxyl, unithroid, levothroid, or try Armour if your doc will let you. Hair loss is usually an indication that you are hypothyroid or still recovering from hypo. As your body recovers, it pushes the dead hairs out pretty fast. Check your FT3 and FT4 levels, they should be middle to the upper ranges.
Lisa

United States

#20 Aug 30, 2007
Does anyone know if hypothyroidism would be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities act against disability discrimination. I believe I was fired from my job due to my hypothyroidism they would not accomodate me to work 8 or less hours a day as prescribed by my doctor.
lena

Merritt Island, FL

#21 Sep 6, 2007
i have hypothyroid. it really can take its toll on the entire body. i was researching this and it says that if your t3 is elevated the more your body burns calories. thats very nerve wrecking. i also have hard times falling asleep and as soon as i lye in bed i start to get internal shaking after a few minutes i begin to get this electric bolt throut my body. and it lasts for about 2 seconds and one after the other. its been extremely scary and i have no control over those episodes? i also had loss of muscle in the back shoulders and in my both calfs of my legs.one day i look at my shoulders and think the next two days they looking better and then it keeps denting in again. please any one with the same problems. i am going nuts

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