Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Which Thyroid Medications Won't Leave Me Bald?

Monday, 19 Jul 2010 11:02 AM

Question: I have been suffering from hair loss due to thyroid medication for the last five years. I know that it is the medication and not the thyroid condition itself (or anything else - I've been tested), because at one point I stopped taking the medication and within a week, the texture of my hair changed and within a month, my hair grew back. But I threw myself into a sort of "thyroid shock" and ended up in the hospital. Is there any thyroid medication out there that treats the condition without making me bald?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Thyroid hormone overuse is linked to hair loss. You need your thyroid and endocrine system professionally re-evaluated. Though a simple TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) may initially suffice, I recommend you consult an endocrinologist for further investigation and consultation.

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