I tried to find answers online, but I found nothing. I should point out that I also saw very expensive “hair experts” who told me I wasn’t losing my hair. Like they would know better than me, I’ve only live in this body… Of course if I revisited those same doctors today they wouldn’t be telling me that now.
I went to so-called “hair experts” also known as dermatologists who aren’t any wiser than the other dermatologists, but just know how to capitalize on the vulnerability of women. This certainly isn’t one of those instances where you want to be right and say “I told you so.” I resolved myself to the fact that it must be androgenetic alopecia (female pattern baldness) and as such treated it accordingly.
My hair loss began after having stopped taking the birth control pill Loestrin FE.
Later I found out that it is or at least was, an extremely high androgen index pill. Certainly not me and certainly not my gynecologist who prescribed it to me.
It’s interesting what you get used to, what you can learn to accept and adapt to with time.
I no longer have dreams of having the hair I once had before this started.
I was on Ortho at first, then my gyne prescribed Zoloft for depression and ambien so that I could sleep! I’m now on Spironolactone and its a weird drug in the way it makes me feel emotionally and physically…(of course, i’m always the “one in a million women” that encounters that side effect) What’s hardest is accepting the fact that its happening. ” attitude about things, we feel perfect…we’re not mean people, we do good for others and work hard toward our own betterment and yet…we lose hair.
The year 1999 was the year that forever changed my life.Many times I’ve wondered the damage I may be doing to my body in the long term for taking these medications.And I wonder extra nowadays, because it seems that whatever benefits they served are no longer present. I am stronger than I ever thought I could be dealing with this.I tried everything including Propecia, yep that’s right the pill thats only prescribed for men’s hair loss, I took.I also took it along with Minoxidil (Rogaine For Women) but neither one of those did anything for me other than leave me a greasy mess.