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Dr. Saleem, Board Certified Physician
Category: Endocrinology
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Experience:  Two years experience of internal medicine also adept in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrinology related disorders.
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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 ?

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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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