Sudden Excessive Hairloss, help!!

Discussion in 'Looking For Advice (my story)' started by farrahcd, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. farrahcd

    farrahcd New Member

    Hello, i'm hoping SOMEONE can help me.
    about 2 weeks ago, i started seeing a ton of hair falling out in the shower, and afterwards more, when i'd comb it out. its at least 4x the normal amount of hair that would shed after a shower. After a week, i could see the front thinning. I can also feel the thickness of my ponytail reducing.
    I'm a 31 year old female, relatively healthy, been exercising about 3 times a week. eat relatively health, but in teh last couple months, had more of a meat focused diet. last week started back eating more veggies, and taking supplements.
    No real notable stressors.
    Normal pills i've been taking for years (birthcontrol, dexedrine for a sleep disorder, Reactine for hives, green tea pills for weightloss)
    No major changes to my life, exception for the increase in exercising over the last 8 mos.
    Highlight my hair maybe once a year, but never had any other significant things done to my hair (ie. perms, or relaxers . . ) hair was always VERY health and thick.
    THe only change was that last year i broke out in a serious case of acne. Dermatologiist perscribed clymdoxil and retin-A for the scarring. Been using both those medications for the last 4-5 months.
    at this rate, i'm going to be bald by October, i know it will probably grow back, but i'm so self concious. and more importantly, there could signify an underlying health problem. HELP Anybody!
    (Btw, went for blood tests on friday, i believe they are running the following tests;
    ANA, TSH, B12, Ferritin, SHEAS, Prothrombin time (INR), GBC) are there any other tests I should run? Any suggestions on what might be causing it? HELP!!!
  2. Shelbyjean1213

    Shelbyjean1213 New Member

    Shelbyjean1213 Can someone help me? I am really confused and don't know what I'm doing. What tests should I have? What kind of doctor should I see? What is a topper? What does "bonded" mean? How much do they cost? Where can I get them? Help me please!!! Advise me!!! Although I've been dealing with this for years, I've pretty much done quite a few things. I took Propecia, I took Spironolactone, I used Rogaine 5%? I see eBay has Minoxidil 15%. Is this bad? Is more better. There is also a product called Maxogain. Does anyone know wnything about it? I feel so stupid. But I can't be the only one. Thanks for any help! I really, really appreciate it.
  3. kawawa

    kawawa New Member

    You will grow a mustache if you use 15% More isn't better. It either works or it doesn't. I have a topper. Look at my page and you will see my photos you can look on my Network page too. It tell more. I don't have any medical answers. I could never figure out what caused my hair loss, so I just got hair instead of chasing the meds. I am very healthy so there was not reasons. good Luck!