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I have an underactive thyroid and after much experimentation, I know that the ONLY thing that keeps me from losing my hair is EPO. It's going to be bad enough with the VSG, I want to at least minimize my thyroid-related Hair loss. Only problem?

My EPO pills are like horse pills. HHUUUUGGGEE! I used to worry about swallowing them pre-surgery, there's no way they're going down now!

Does anyone take these and if so, what brand have you found that makes them small it effective?

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Does nobody else take EPO? I'd have thought with as many underactive thyroid a as we have on here, most of us would be on it.

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I was just found out that I have low thyroid. How much EPO do you take a day? Do you also take medication?

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I was just found out that I have low thyroid. How much EPO do you take a day? Do you also take medication?

I take leviothyroxin for the thyroid. I used to take 1500 mgs of EPO to keep my hair from falling out due to low thyroid. The difference in the shower is noticeable when I am and am not taking it

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Are these gel pills? If not, you can get a cheap pill slicer from Amazon and cut it in half or 3rds if necessary.

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I have never heard of taking EPO to prevent hair loss!!

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Are these gel pills? If not' date=' you can get a cheap pill slicer from Amazon and cut it in half or 3rds if necessary.[/quote']

They're gels with liquid in them unfortunately.

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They're gels with liquid in them unfortunately.

I used to make a facial with gel Vit A and Royal Jelly and I would poke a hole in the pill and then squeeze the contents out. Not sure how good that would taste, but perhaps you can get an ounce of water/ some other liquid and make it a shot.

Could that work?

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I used to make a facial with gel Vit A and Royal Jelly and I would poke a hole in the pill and then squeeze the contents out. Not sure how good that would taste' date=' but perhaps you can get an ounce of water/ some other liquid and make it a shot.

Could that work?[/quote']

Worth trying for sure. Could I just have the facial instead though?

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I take leviothyroxin for the thyroid. I used to take 1500 mgs of EPO to keep my hair from falling out due to low thyroid. The difference in the shower is noticeable when I am and am not taking it

If your thyroxine levels have been correctly modified by medication you won't lose hair at all. Speak to your endocrinologist about this one. I am quite alarmed to hear you were losing hair as a result of under active thyroid (pre-sleeve). I've had under-active thyroid problems for 30 years and have lost v little hair - if any - when medicated.

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I have hypothyroid too and my hair falling out was one of the symptoms

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I have hypothyroid too and my hair falling out was one of the symptoms

Before treatment that is common, but I was concerned that Gamergirl was saying she was still having Hair loss after treatment. Once your correct dosage is reached that shouldn't happen anymore.

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I have an underactive thyroid and after much experimentation' date=' I know that the ONLY thing that keeps me from losing my hair is EPO. It's going to be bad enough with the VSG, I want to at least minimize my thyroid-related Hair loss. Only problem?

My EPO pills are like horse pills. HHUUUUGGGEE! I used to worry about swallowing them pre-surgery, there's no way they're going down now!

Does anyone take these and if so, what brand have you found that makes them small it effective?[/quote']

Could you crush it or melt it in any way or if it is liquid in a capsule could you squeeze it onto a spoon to swallow it? Will losing weight help reduce your thyroid problems?

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My hair still falls out. I might have to start wearing hats once I get sleeved but I still doing it.

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If your thyroxine levels have been correctly modified by medication you won't lose hair at all. Speak to your endocrinologist about this one. I am quite alarmed to hear you were losing hair as a result of under active thyroid (pre-sleeve). I've had under-active thyroid problems for 30 years and have lost v little hair - if any - when medicated.

Interestingly even at a TSH of 1, I lose hair. Not huge heaps like before meds, but slowly and consistently. The EPO stops it. I don't know why I lose it when the TSH is adjusted but I do. Weird.

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