I have only been on lo loestin for about a year. It was started because I have an electrical issue with my heart that seems to be brought on by hormones.. my rate has gotten to 249 beats a min. Being put on birth control settled it down but it doesn't seem like the best solution. I got off birth control aug/Sept and in November noticed the overall hair loss. Was put back on loestin bc I was told it is not due to the birth control and should stay on due to my heart issue. In mean time saw dermatologist and got results today saying I have androgentic alopecia and that is isn't due to bIrth control but genetics. I looked it up today and loestin has the highest androgen hormone levels....not sure what to do now as they want to put me on rogaine and a water pill. Any opinions would be great. I am not sure what to do...Dr said if I don't I will lose more hair and should try to save what I have. Also I want off the birth control bc of all that has happened...birth control shouldn't be used to correct heart issue anyway.... right? I just feel like I am being pumped with meds and no real answer of why this started since they all deny it's the birth control.