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Old 11-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
 
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So for the past 6 months I've been having issues with hair loss which scares me to death. I've always had healthy, full, thick hair and now it's thin thin thin. Sometimes after I get out of the shower and clean the drain out, I end up in tears. Anyway.

I noticed the other day that the roots of my hair seem to be a lot smaller than they used to be. They used to have a larger bulb at the end, now they're small and wimpy looking. I've also noticed that some of the hairs that are falling out are shorter so I'm afraid that any new hair that's growing is also falling out. I've been to the dermatologist, but the last time I was in my hair was actually doing better, now it's getting worse. She might do a biopsy. What I was wondering was, has anyone else ever noticed the size of the roots of their hair changing? And if so, what did you do? Thank you for ANY input!
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
 
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So for the past 6 months I've been having issues with hair loss which scares me to death. I've always had healthy, full, thick hair and now it's thin thin thin. Sometimes after I get out of the shower and clean the drain out, I end up in tears. Anyway.

I noticed the other day that the roots of my hair seem to be a lot smaller than they used to be. They used to have a larger bulb at the end, now they're small and wimpy looking. I've also noticed that some of the hairs that are falling out are shorter so I'm afraid that any new hair that's growing is also falling out. I've been to the dermatologist, but the last time I was in my hair was actually doing better, now it's getting worse. She might do a biopsy. What I was wondering was, has anyone else ever noticed the size of the roots of their hair changing? And if so, what did you do? Thank you for ANY input!
I haven't but my hair is very thin and thinning. I think it might be my PCOS though..I think I'm going to go on Metformin to start controlling it.

So no ideas but definitely empathy!
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
 
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I haven't but my hair is very thin and thinning. I think it might be my PCOS though..I think I'm going to go on Metformin to start controlling it.

So no ideas but definitely empathy!
Thank you! It seems like really no one knows much about thinning hair in females - including doctors!

I had a cyst on my ovary a couple of years ago which I had drained, but no PCOS. Is Metformin just for that? I suppose I can go google it.
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-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
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-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


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Thank you! It seems like really no one knows much about thinning hair in females - including doctors!

I had a cyst on my ovary a couple of years ago which I had drained, but no PCOS. Is Metformin just for that? I suppose I can go google it.
HUGS! It's difficult to see your hair falling out. I deal with this all the time and it doesn't get easier. I've also lost part of my eyebrows- same area on both sides.

Have you seen a dermatologist? That's the type of doctor who would specialize in hair loss.
You should also see your primary care and ask for a complete blood workup. The hair loss can be something as minor as not getting enough protein in your diet, to being hypoythyroid, stress, etc.

"There are many causes of shedding, from stress to chemotherapy, but 90 percent of hair loss is genetic and needs to be treated with medication. "
http://www.marieclaire.com/hair-beau.../thinning-hair

Metformin is a drug fda approved for type 2 diabetes.
Metformin belongs to the class of drugs known as biguanides. It works by helping to restore your body's proper response to the insulin you naturally produce, and by decreasing the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestines absorb.


Off label it's used for PCOS, non-alchoholic fatty liver, premature puberty and gestational diabetes.

Good luck
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