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Hi marci - It doesn't appear your doctor had your FT3 tested? Your FT4 doesn't look too bad but to get the whole picture they ought to be looking at both your thyroid hormones, FT3 and FT4. In addition they ought to check whether you have antibodies for thryoid auto immune disease eg: Hashimoto's and/or Graves disease. I get a bit suspicious due to goin 9 years without meds, being told i didn't have a thyroid problem, when i had extremely high antibodies and still and Endo told me i was fine. He based it all on my TSH and refused to take other things into account.

As you know, you can shed hair as a result of thyroid problems, but you can also shed hair as a result of hormonal imbalances. Birth control can be handy, but it sure is causing or at least not helping a lot of issues when it comes to our hormones.

Adrenal fatigue, either low/high cortisol levels, will cause symptoms extremely similar to thyroid symptoms. That is another thing to get checked out.

Your doctor should be doing the FULL thyroid panel, FULL hormone panel as well as a pelvic internal and external ultrasound. Things like PCOS, fibroids, thickening endometrial lining etc etc are all linked to hormonal imbalances and most often excess estrogen, which if you are on BC pills, they would most likely be giving you extra estrogen you might not need, throwing out your hormone balance.

Low/high cortisol can also affect your hormones and your thyroid.

Having insufficient B12 and Vit D can cause thyroid and other problems. Fortunately your ferritin is good at 77. I wouldn't believe your hair shedding is from your iron stores. It's most likely hormonal due to thyroid or other hormones.

Best of luck and keep us posted on how you go :)





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