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My 19 year old daughter is taking 50mcg eltroxin. She now

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My 19 year old daughter is taking 50mcg eltroxin. She now feels that this does not last the day. Her hair and eyebrows are thinning dramatically, and she has other symptoms. Her gp say the bloods are ok. Is it time to see an endocrinologist ?
Submitted: 26 days ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. Saleem replied 26 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saleem replied 26 days ago.

Well it depends on her TSH levels , if those are between 0.5 to 4.5 then it means thyroxine replacement is adequate and her hair thinning would improve with continuation of thyroxine supplementation.

However in case its high ,which suggests thyroxine is not in adequate dose , then it should be increased.

The effects can take some time to show up generally so probably it will need patient waiting.

Hope she feels better very soon.

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Customer: replied 26 days ago.
Thankyou
Expert:  Dr. Saleem replied 26 days ago.

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