LDW2205
 
Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 05:42 am
Hi All,
I'm really starting to get scared and I hope you'll try to help me find the answer.

My hair started falling out three months ago and I would say I have lost a fifth of my hair now. I lose around 250 hairs when I wash my hair plus probably 70 through the day.

I have four very sizable bald patches, when these patches first appear the hair breaks off at around 1 inch and over the next few weeks will fall out completely. I have no eczema, or skin conditions at all and I've never experienced anything like this before.

I was tested for thyroid problems amongst other things, diabetes etc. I'm slightly anaemic and have been put on iron tablets to combat this. I take Yasmin as a form of contraception. Upon blood test results I was offered anti depressants, I have no history of depression nor does any member of my family so I do not believe that I am depressed.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing my problems? I'm petrified that I will lose all of my hair.
 
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 07:31 am
@LDW2205,
Go see another doctor. You shouldn't be put on antidepressants without being fully informed of why, all the risks, etc. As for your hair loss, I'd suggest a referral to an endocrinologist, if there isn't female alopecia in your family tree somewhere (either side, BTW).
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 07:43 am
@LDW2205,
I concur with Jespah. Continue seeking a different doctor...a specialist that was suggested by Jespah.

I have heard that Yasmin has had several various side unfortunate affects...but that it is something you should Google to see if hair loss is mentioned.
Here's a start:
http://www.drugs.com/yasmin.html
P.S. I see nothing directly that speaks of hair loss...but it does say something about usage is contra-indicated for people with underactive thyroids.

The key action, IMHO, is to seek out another specialist such as endocrinologist ... as the diagnosis process is not complete. An interested and thorough medical specialist needs to narrow down and get you help for this problem as it has urgency behind it.
Don't settle for less.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 08:17 am
Also get some lab work done. Deficiencies in some of the B vitamins, as well as low levels of protein, can result in increased hair loss. Protein drinks with added vitamins, including biotin (plus sublingual vitamin Bs) help reduce my hair loss and chronic B deficiencies.
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Germlat
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2014 10:25 am
@LDW2205,
When I was in university, I had that problem. All my tests were normal. It was later attributed to an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland. Ask your doctor if he checked for antibodies...
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LDW2205
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2014 12:59 am
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your help I'll make another doctors appointment today.
carloslebaron
 
  -1  
Reply Mon 29 Sep, 2014 12:13 am
@LDW2205,
Also check your cholesterol level. If you have something that worries you a lot, ignore it, including worries about hair loss.

Accept the hair loss as part of your life, because even if some comes back, what is lost is lost.

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BruceGarcia
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2014 04:58 am
There are many reasons behind hair loss, you should consult with another doctor. It can be because of weakness, you said you are anemic. This can also be the reason behind your hair loss. Change your diet by consulting with a doctor.
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rahman
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2014 12:15 pm
@LDW2205,
Hi - I think thyroid is the main culprit. Go for Antithyroid drugs such as carbimazole and propylthiouracil . It will help you to counter the hair loss problem. Also keep your diet healthy and nutritious.
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meerakannan
 
  0  
Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2014 11:10 pm
Anaemia is a lack of iron in the body and it can cause hair loss. Medications and stress is also reasons for Hair loss. So prevent it by using green tea, good hair hygiene, regular shampooing and good nutrition.
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royaldrugstore
 
  0  
Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2015 03:16 am
@jespah,
Stress and depression and loss of nutritional vitamins in blood & route of hair are the major problems for your hair loss.
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SumitaSofat
 
  0  
Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2015 04:47 am
hair transplant is the best treatment for hair loss.
carloslebaron
 
  0  
Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2015 08:56 pm
@SumitaSofat,
Quote:
hair transplant is the best treatment for hair loss


Do not think so.

When you see the TV ad of Bosley Hair restoration, you can count two or three hair transplants that are actually true. The rest are fake.

You must know that the hair to be transplanted comes from the back of the head, using hair that grows close to the neck, which is supposed to last a life time growing.

The problem with several pictures of the Bosley ad, is that the heads show a dense hair growing in the bald area in people who have had a great bald area on their heads, and there is not such amount of hair to be pulled from the back of the head...UNLESS, Bosley's doctors have been "collecting" hair from early patients to be "sold" to patients who pay very well to buy additional hair from somebody else, as long as their body won't reject them.

There is a chart where hair transplant shows its "limitations" because the reason given above, and notice that some of the pictures shown in Bosley's ad are way over their own chart limitation.

I have met with a person who have had a transplant with Bosley, and yes, the transplant looks natural, but the amount of hair is very light, and barely is similar to the pictures shown in Bosley ads with lots and dense transplanted hair. From a little far away, this person looks bald anyway. He was told that such is as much as he can have hair transplanted. He can't sue because the guarantee is for hair to grow, not so about how it will "look" after the surgery.

There are actors who have had hair transplant, and who later, when more hair continued falling, they show great empty spaces that don't look "natural".

If a person is losing hair at fast rate, the best is to stay bald. No transplant will cover the fast losing of hair, and will waste lots of money for nothing.

Hair transplants look OK while the person continues to hold the original hair for a while, but age makes the trick and when these are lost, the transplanted hair will look ridiculous.

The "warranty and guarantee" offered by hair transplant business cover barely the minimum grow of hair. It won't cover a lifetime growing, neither the quantity. If the doctor says he pulled 2,000 hairs (plugs) from the back, he won't guarantee that 2,000 hairs will grow on the transplanted area.

Besides this part, the patient is under anesthesia and nobody, but the doctor and assistants will "count" the extracted hair. Pray they are not crooks.

To conclude, hair transplant is not a "permanent solution" but a temporary one. It is very expensive, so, if you want to have "natural hair" for a while, then hair transplant is a solution.





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princejenish
 
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Reply Wed 4 Oct, 2017 05:36 am
Hello all,
Can anyone say what is micro hair pigmentation? because am suffering from hair loss. my forehead became bald. so i suffering alot. so please help me to get rid of bald.
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Ericaparker
 
  0  
Reply Sat 4 Nov, 2017 02:55 am
@LDW2205,
This happens due to hormonal imbalances, excessive stress and an imbalanced diet. Anyone with long and thick hair is seen as healthy and strong. Your hair defines how healthy your mind and body are. And the best way to maintain the health of your hair is by using natural remedies and nourishing.
Aloe Vera is simply perfect to fight anything related to body and hair, naturally. It is used to cleanse pores and balance your pH levels. However, people do not know that aloe vera is good to prevent hair loss. Applying natural aloe vera gel on scalp and hair is one of the best ways to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
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AngleD
 
  0  
Reply Tue 5 Dec, 2017 05:06 am
@LDW2205,
This s very bad thing for you, dear I think you should change your doctor, because if you have no any problem so why you are getting hair loss. Probably your doctor is not experts or you meet with the wrong doctor.

Meet with right famous hair specialist, to show you a right solution and give you right instructions. Because I am already getting hair loss problem and get so troubles. I paid much money for hair loss treatment, my friend is recently getting hair transplant treatment he gets better result. I follow her suggestion and get hair loss treatment. Now I am very happy.
So please change your doctor.
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