Hello, I stared hypo from stress of caring for a family member 5 years ago and had hair loss through shedding and dry skin. Started out subclinical at a 4.4 TSH eventually started low-dose Levoxyl which return my skin back to its norm and I had thicker regrowth of my hair thankfully. Unfortunately I was inconsistent at eight months later my hair growth was falling out in chunks and I was back to a 4.4 TSH. They put me on too much thyroid medication eventually I lost my ability to sleep naturally and my hair grew back but I could not take having greater insomnia. Should’ve gone with my gut and stayed on the 25 mcg.
Got tested again two years later no thyroid medication with thinner hair and dryer skin and my TSH was between a five and and six at different times. Told I did not have to go on thyroid medication still was not ready. Over 3 years stress unfortunately got worse and went to doctor and told my heart rate was too high and had to start a beta blocker. Makes me ice cold since I have a normal blood pressure but did relieve stress a bit. Eight days later got my blood tested for thyroid and my TSH was a 2.5, on a scale that goes no higher than 11 my T4 was a 8. Even before I was experiencing thyroid issues my TSH was averaging a three on a natural basis so to have a 2.5 as a natural basis and such a high tea for which I’ve never even had while on thyroid medication was shocking. The only variable factor was that I started a beta blocker. It was only eight days of being on a beta blocker so they reran my blood same results. The lab did not have my name on the vials so they reran my blood again and let me re-draw it this time and same odd results, also my glucose through both blood draws was lower than I’m accustomed to.
Now I’m going to another live paying more money while I’m still on the beta blocker and have no choice at this moment to test my TSH, T4 total and T3 total. This is costing me a lot but also I am not understanding how a beta blocker is lowering or what is causing my thyroid levels to show up on blood work so low, has anyone ever experienced this while being on a beta blocker?
I really don’t wanna shell out the money for more bloodwork especially during this period of time in the world, but I was already to start thyroid medication again and get my thicker hair and still have thin shedding hair. The beta blocker causes my skin to become oily, and I look exhausted constantly.
They also tested my T3 uptake which was done in the afternoon which would be lower then morning test but it was a 22 and the lowest it should be as a 24 but I don’t believe this is a very accurate test unless I’m incorrect.
I’m not understanding what is going on in my body and if the beta blocker is to blame, If anyone has any experience please let me know, I was expecting this after three years and seeing my hair just gets thinner and thinner over the years. Help please.