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Any suggestions on hair loss?
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Date: 6/25/06 7:59 PM

I am losing tons of hair. It seems to happen every now and then, and then stops-- but this is the worst I have ever seen it. Chunks of it almost...
Once, about ten years ago, I was having hot flashes and the doctor gave me birth control pills to control it, and it fell out like this. In fact, I still sort of have bald spots like a guy on the top sides where it used to be, there are only baby hairs there. It was jamming up the vaccume it was so bad. I have to keep it in a braid to not get all over everything its falling out so fast.
(I got kind of mad when I found out birth control pills were horse urine, dyed pink! )Anyway,
Its doing it again. Its kind of scary...the heat? Sweating out too many minerals? I will be bald if it doesn't stop!
Help!

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Date: 6/25/06 8:03 PM

You should see a Dr. again. Hair loss can be hair loss, it can be hormonal or it can be a symptom of a wide variety of other systemic disorders (many rheumatoid diseases have hair loss as a symptom, for instance.)

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Date: 6/25/06 8:04 PM

I don't have any advice for you.. I did hear on the news the other day that humans shedded just like out pets in warm weather. It doesn't sound like you are just sheddding.

ETA: Do see a doctor about it.
-- Edited on 6/25/06 8:06 PM --

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Date: 6/25/06 8:16 PM

Don't know your age, but it's a not uncommon post-menopause problem -- unfortunately. I have the exact same thing w "male-pattern baldness". I went to a doc and she said nothing to do unless I wanted to use Rogaine. I didn't, so I'm just lumping it.

Ain't getting older fun!!

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Date: 6/25/06 9:29 PM

Go see a doctor.
My SIL is completely hairless, everywhere on her body. She wears a wig and has tattooed on eyebrows. It fell out when she in college. She has Alopecia. I don't think they are completely clear but I think it is at least slightly hormone related. I remember when they first got married, she said that she could have fertility problems relatewd to the Alopecia. She did end up struggling with fertility, and became pregnant after taking fertility medication.

Hair is very affected by both hormones and medication. Certain medications can cause hair loss. Birth control pills made my super curly hair change (permanently even after stopping) to wavy (slighty curly) hair.

Editted for spelling errors.
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Subject: Rogaine made a woman's hair all fall out. Date: 6/25/06 9:31 PM

Quote: bunz
Don't know your age, but it's a not uncommon post-menopause problem -- unfortunately. I have the exact same thing w "male-pattern baldness". I went to a doc and she said nothing to do unless I wanted to use Rogaine. I didn't, so I'm just lumping it.



Ain't getting older fun!!



Nina

Dear Nina---- I am 62 and have slowly been losing my hair too. It scares me but I won't use Rogaine for Women because my friend told me of a woman who lives across the street from her who used Rogaine and lost her hair. Hair fell out. Now, it could be that her hair would have all fallen out anyway and that Rogaine did not cause it...... but I would not want to take that chance.

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Date: 6/25/06 9:33 PM

Quote: Christianne
I am losing tons of hair. It seems to happen every now and then, and then stops-- but this is the worst I have ever seen it. Chunks of it almost...

Once, about ten years ago, I was having hot flashes and the doctor gave me birth control pills to control it, and it fell out like this. In fact, I still sort of have bald spots like a guy on the top sides where it used to be, there are only baby hairs there. It was jamming up the vaccume it was so bad. I have to keep it in a braid to not get all over everything its falling out so fast.

(I got kind of mad when I found out birth control pills were horse urine, dyed pink! )Anyway,

Its doing it again. Its kind of scary...the heat? Sweating out too many minerals? I will be bald if it doesn't stop!

Help!

Christianne, I understand your concern. It's happening to me too. If I gather all of my hair to put it in a pony tail, the amount of hair I gather into a cylinder is easily smaller than the diameter of a DIME.

I would be careful with braids because they can pull on your scalp.

-LornaKismet (Lorna A.)

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Subject: hair loss can be related to rheumatoic diseases.......... Date: 6/25/06 9:35 PM

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You should see a Dr. again. Hair loss can be hair loss, it can be hormonal or it can be a symptom of a wide variety of other systemic disorders (many rheumatoid diseases have hair loss as a symptom, for instance.)

This is a new one for hair loss causes: rheumatoid diseases. More for me to research. -LornaKismet (Lorna A.)

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Date: 6/25/06 9:57 PM

I see you live in California. Are you near LA? there are some dermatologists who practice out of Cedars-Sinai who specialize in treating this. I did have a patient who went to them and they are good. Very expensive, however.

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Date: 6/25/06 10:04 PM


I'd check with a "good" alternative M.D. first. It could be a deficiency in vitamins/minerals or it could be hormonal related. Very common in post menopausal women as someone else said. Sometimes these things are just plain genetic related, nothing more. Whoever comes up with a way to regrow hair will get very rich. Do a net search. I vaguely remember reading something about a new herbal product for hair regrowth, but I don't remember the name.

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