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Dr. Virginia Fiedler In Illinois- Any Advice?

Discussion in 'AGA Related Blood Work and Doctors' started by Shannon, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Shannon

    Shannon New Member

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    Hello! Has anyone been to Dr. Fiedler recently? Any advice? Can you tell me what treatments she used? I am desperate, but I don't have money to burn and she is expensive.
    Thank yiu!
     
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    I see Dr Fiedler and I like her ver much. She treats my female androgenic Alopecia and diffuse androgenic Alopecia. She is kind and gentle. At first you may think she is aloof, but she is not. If you are looking for a miracle, there is non. I am using shampoo she suggested plus she makes my minoxidil compound. She also believes mine is allergy created so treats that as well. and years ago she treated my seborhic dermatitis. He assistant Nadia a the sweetest. Honesty she got some of my hair back so it isn’t noticeable but not all of it. I still go. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. All Hair specialists cost the same. She just seems to care. You do have to wait a while for an appt but I tried and I’m glad I did. Been going to her for 5 years. Still not wearing a wig. Going through a big shed now and she is watching it carefully she. Fingers crossed she will get me throw this. My temples are gone however.
     
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    Thank you for the advice.
     
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    Follow up question. What has Dr. Fiedler done different than other doctors? Does she have dffdiffer treatments? More comprehensive testing?
     
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    Honestly, I have been to 3 doctors. None of them really did anything that different. She just seemed to care more. Also she is not far from where I live so she was more available One doctor was in another state and one was a very long drive in my state. One thing i have notice is she is cutting down on her days in the office. That is a concern for me and may be for you. I also believe, in my case, she helped stop my first shed. So that gave me more faith in her. This time it is not stopping. I’m not sure it’s her fault since I have a lot of stress and suffer from depression, and i do have androgenic alopecis that does progress as I get older. I said earlier, there are no miracles. I will check back to see if you went and let you know if she is helping with this shed. In the meantime I did go to my regular derm to get blood work. She did not order that. I also would suggest an endocrinologist. That’s where I started. Years ago.
     
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    I haven't seen Dr. Fiedler, but I saw another hair loss specialist in Illinois (for androgenic alopecia) in early February - Dr. Lady Dy in suburban Chicago - so I thought that may be of interest to you. Prior to seeing Dr. Dy I was taking 200 mg. of Spironolactone daily, along with ortho-tricyclin bcp and 5-percent minoxidil twice daily. She kept me on this regimen and added 2.5 mgs. propecia daily, viviscal professional supplements (which she said are much more effective than the regular ones), evolis serum 2x daily, and evolis shampoo once per day. She does prp in her office and told me she does three treatments in three consecutive months and follow-up treatments as needed. It's extremely expensive - $1500 a pop for the initial 3 treatments and $700 a treatment thereafter. She told me it would likely regrow hair but there was no telling if the regrowth would be sustained. My hair has been thin for several years, starting when I was in my teens and developing ovarian issues, but I wasn't sure it was progressively thinning until recently. I'm the past year and a half it started
    thinning at the frontal hairline and temples. This may have been triggered by quitting Spironolactone for several months. In the 2 and a half months since I started Dr. Dy's treatment I have sprouted quite a few hairs at the hairline. I'm planning on keeping up with it and of course hope for more regrowth. I decided not to do the prp due to the expense, but I plan to reconsider the option after I've been on the new regimen for 6 months. I've certainly seen places that do prp for far less, but I've also read that the equipment used makes a big difference, and the cheaper methods can be much less effective.
     
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    Thank you both. I'm going to the hairdresser on thurd and cutting it off. I look terrible. I've probably lost 2/3 or 3/4 of my hair, which was always full and shoulder length or longer. I'm trying to not cry about the whole thing because I may not stop.
    Did anyone shave their head? Do you wear a wig?
     
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    Cutting off my hair short when I was shedding a lot made washing my hair in the shower much less disturbing. A bob was also much better than shoulder-length hair, and it looked much fuller. Maybe you should try a bob first? Definitely make an appointment with one of those doctors. Im definitely having some regrowth. I don't know how long it will last, or what else it may be doing to my body, but I'm definitely having less anxiety now that I'm shedding less and seeing little hairs sprouting at my hairline. Oh, and I use toppik to on sparse spots and to narrow the part. I had my mom inspect me close up in The sunlight and she said it was undetectable.
     
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