(Closed) Levoxyl – hypothyroid

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have hypothyroidism (newly diagnosed though), but I’ve found that using Atlantic Kelp helps. They make it into little pills and you take like two a day. It obviously doesn’t give the results that Levoxyl would, but it’s a start.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AlmostHisWife:  Hi there. I have been taking Levoxyl for 12 years. I have always had thick/full hair so I was also scared of this side effect. But I can report back to you that in 12 years I have not had any hair loss! I hope that you have the same experience.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hello! I have hypothyroidism and I am not sure is Levoxyl is the same as Levothyroxin (which is what I am taking) but I DO know that hypothyroidism usually makes you lose your hair.. so I would guess that it will actually end up helping. It may be rare cases where you lose hair. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The side effects of Levoxyl are the side effects of hyperthyroidism. That is why hair loss is listed. Dr’s and Pharmacists are pretty used to dosing this medication, and as long as you keep taking the same brand the adverse effects shouldn’t bother you too much. Break-prone hair is a symptoms of hypothyroidism anyway, so you might find it helps!

If you do start feeling symptoms of hyperthyroid just call your doctor.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I take it (50mcg) and haven’t noticed anything. They probably just say hair loss because some people report hair loss but it’s most likely due to their hypothyroidism, not the medication. Don’t read the side effects, it will just freak you out. Thyroid replacement has very few real side effects when your dosage is correct.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I used to take it but found a doctor that would prescribe Armour.  Love the Armour!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had my thyroid removed from thyroid cancer, and was put on levoxyl. At first I lost some hair (just extra hair coming out in the shower or while brushing), but that may also have been from anesthesia. When your body gets used to it, it will get back to normal. Don’t stop taking your medicine!

Edit: Hair loss wouldn’t be losing your whole head of hair. It would just be extra hair coming out in normal daily routines.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I don’t want to thread-jack, but I was wondering if you bees can tell me what your symptoms were for hypothyroidism? I had a blood test yesterday, got a call from the clinic to book for tomorrow (results in already!).  

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AlmostHisWife:  I was originally diagnosed with Hashimoto too! When I was first diagnosed I started with 80mcg. I have gone from 80mcg up to 175mcg to find the right level for me. I am now at 150mcg for about a year or two now and it has been perfect for me.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@AlmostHisWife:  I take Levothyroxin, which is another hormone replacement used for hypothyroidism. Hair loss is extremely common with hypothyroidism, and most of the time, the effects don’t show until a month or two afterwards. Your hair is probably recovering from the hypothyroidism and growing back.

Hair loss can also be a side-effect of HYPERthyroidism. My Levothyroxin is being used for multiple purposes, 1)thyroid hormone replacement, since I had my thyroid removed 2 years ago from cancer, and 2) as suppression therapy to keep the cancer markers in my blood low. In order to keep the cancer suppressed, they have me on high dosages, which has lead to a little bit of hair loss.

My doctor has recommended using Keratin, which you can find in shampoos, and Byotin, which comes in pill form and is used to stimulate healthy skin, hair and nail growth. This can help your scalp with the growth of new hair, and strengthen what you already have.

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