A year ago I went to a purported hair expert in NYC who is often mentioned on this site. I suspected/hoped I was one of those hormonally vulnerable women since all my labs come back normal inspite of the fact that I was losing 200+ hairs a day. He prescribed his typical...spiro & yaz...after a brief chat & glance at the labs I brought with me. I couldn't wait to start the meds & stop my hair loss! I was on that regimen for 7/8 months before my local endo (who tests me every 3/4 mos. to treat my hashimotos) told me that I was hyperkalemic (dangerously high potassium) & to get off the spiro asap. I did, but wasn't too worried b/c my endo has never had any empathy re: my hair. I just thought they were being dramatic. Today (6 weeks after stopping spiro) I am still dangerously hyperkalemic. My endo & pcp say get off the Yaz, too. I'm going in for another blood test in a couple of days & will probably be referred to a nephrologist. I may have permanent kidney damage! My pcp is telling me this is very serious. People have heart attacks, kidney failure, fall comatose & die because of hyperkalemia! I said I really feel fine! She says it can be asymptomatic. I can't believe an ethical dr. would prescribe that dose of spiro/yaz & send someone off to have a heart attack or kidney failure & die! By the way, after my first test came back showing hyperkalemia, my Houston dr. faxed my results to that renowned dr in NYC, I called him & emailed him. Not a word back! Love em & leave em (dead) must be the motto. I'm so angry. I have a small child & a life I love inspite of my hair status. Is this what I deserve just because I want to look like most other women WITH HAIR?!?!?!?