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Hi all,

I'm working towards my gastric sleeve surgery and am already concerned about Hair loss due to thyroid issues and of course, slow regrowth and loss after surgery. I asked my doctor about Biotin, and she said that is one supplement that will interfere with thyroid level readings and suggested I not take it since we're trying to get my thyroid straight. Any other Hashimoto patients out there who have this issue? What were your options?

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6 hours ago, mistynhines said:

Hi all,

I'm working towards my gastric sleeve surgery and am already concerned about Hair loss due to thyroid issues and of course, slow regrowth and loss after surgery. I asked my doctor about Biotin, and she said that is one supplement that will interfere with thyroid level readings and suggested I not take it since we're trying to get my thyroid straight. Any other Hashimoto patients out there who have this issue? What were your options?

I cannot directly answer any questions about hashimoto however, the condition directly associated with Hair loss after major surgery and this one in particular is called telogen effluvium. Biotin is mostly an ineffective treatment for this anyway. Research it a bit and you will find more info on other promising Vitamin supplements

Safe Journey!

Edited by GreenTealael

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I have Hashimoto’s and the last thing I would do is take an ineffective supplement like Biotin, which can negatively affect thyroid tests.

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I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis* It's hereditary, going back to my great-great grandmother and many other close female relatives.

Yes, Biotin will absolutely mess with your doctor's tests. Don't take it!

BEWARE OF BIOTIN: biotin can skew test results to be either falsely high or falsely low.

https://endocrinenews.endocrine.org/january-2016-thyroid-month-beware-of-biotin/

My body is still compensating (churning out some thyroid hormone), so my endocrinologist doesn't want me to take levothyroxine yet.

*Actually, it's not entirely accurate to refer to Hashimoto's as hypothyroidism since in its early stages and sometimes later you can teeter between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Of course, since the body is destroying one's thyroid, one will ultimately and exclusively exhibit symptoms of hypothyroidism, but that's down the road for some (including me).

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