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High TSH level, hair loss, knee & back pain. Have Alopecia Areata recurrsive. Advised Thyronorm. Opinion?

Hi Doctor, I have Alopecia Areata recurrsive and got tested for thyriod t3, t4 and tsh regularly. About 3 years back TSH was 9.03 and then last year it was 7. something. Last month it was 6.89. I have not taken itll date, it came down by itself. I exercise regularly. However I have huge hair loss even when Alopecia is not there and also get knee pain and neck (behind) pain. I also have low ferritin (elcia) 7.9. I consulted a reputed endcrinologist in bangalore and they prescribed me T.Thyronorm 25 for next 60 days and then get TSH levels tested again. I want to know should i go for this daily medicine life long or as my thyroid levels are coming down should I take second opinion. I am single and do not have goitre and dont know about my TPO levels... Please advice...
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear Sowmya,
welcome to HCM.
your TSH are abnormally high. what were the T3, T4 levels?
was ultrasoundthyroid or a scan done?
was TPO done?
have any other problems?

till then can not comment exactly, as endocrinology is complex. no harm in starting 25 ug eltroxin/ thyronorm and retest TSH. it is very small dose.
pl. revert with additional info and would be glad to answer.
take care.
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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