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Hair loss due to thyroid medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I would like to know what synthroid can do because it did take my level from 4.5 to 1.3 in six weeks but at the same time I had to sater an antidepressant wellbutrin 75 mg 2x a day because I had mood fluctuations and sadness. Now I also have loss of hair and thinning and wiry hair for eyebrows and my skinny looks ruddy and wrinkled. Whenever I had depressiion in the past due to events I took wellbutrin and it works well. Now it barely work while on the synthroid. Maybe I should stop this 50mcg of leothyroxine, my MD thinks so because he doesnt think my thyroid is that much a problem. Thank you.
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User :   hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is your hair loss in excess
User :   It is thinning very much compared to in the past and my eyebrows are really wiry. Before my hair was just receding now it is thin and rarely soft.
User :   i am 61
Doctor :   ok
User :   I did an increase in pubic and body hair tho
Doctor :   Leothyroxine do at times leads to hair loss
Doctor :   As such wellbutrin will not cause any hair loss
User :   I just don't know what good it is doing and my family md is way more worried that my anxiety,depression level out
User :   Wellbutrin only cause me headache and elevated blood pressure at high doses
Doctor :   the reason for your hairloss could be due to stress
User :   yes but this and the depression started as soon as I began on thyroid replacement
Doctor :   Wellbutrin will not produce any effects in mild doses rather more benefictial.
User :   should I go without the thyroid for ahwile my tsh was 4.5 before I started thyroid replacemnet
Doctor :   Thyroid replacement therapy at its begining will have some untoward effects but will reduce slowly
User :   So if I was a tsh of 4.5 before using it do I need it
Doctor :   Not for nolw
Doctor :   * now
User :   ok thank you I think its worth it to try going without it for awhile
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with?
Doctor :   bye for now
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