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Some Regrowth Is Visible But I’m Really Stressed (pics)

Discussion in 'Women's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by anxiety43, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. TinaM1968

    TinaM1968 Established Member

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    Actually? Yes I believe so. Which is typical of thyroid. I never had thick lashes and don’t really see them falling just the brows
     
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    very interesting, i’m assumig you haven’t had a biopsy for a cte diagnosis, just bloodwork? thank you for your quick replies!
     
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    Nope no official diagnosis. No biopsy ever offered every dr seem ext I’ve been too doesn’t have a clue and mist seemed to not care. Been on this journey basically on my own.
     
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    i hear you, i’m not sure even most specialists have decent answers. have you considered a trichologist? a derm seems like a waste of time and money that i don’t have. but i am hopeful to get an endo appointment soon to check dheas.
     
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    Seen one in September. She was a bit of a waste as well ( believe she was all about selling products) she did however use the scope to look at my scalp. Something no one else ever did and said scalp is healthy and some miniaturized hairs but nothing that stood out
     
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    too bad she was looking to shill products, that’s disheartening. i also have been reading this morning that many derms consider miniaturized hairs simply to be a sign of aging and most people over a certain age will have them. but i’m only 29.:(
     
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    Yes well for me I’m now 50. So some is perfectly acceptable considering my age and all. For me it’s the extreme breakage and accelerated loss in a short period of time after trauma and prolonged anxiety
     
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    losing hair at any age is devastating, i just wish mine had kicked in 15 years later tbh. i could handle blaming hormonal shifts rather going insane trying to figure out what i did to trigger it myself.
     
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    Well for me I don’t think it’s all hormone age related, mine had a trigger as well. Surgery then I made matters much worse by obsession over the surgery hairloss then continued nonstop anxiety. I am starting to think I see some regrowth though. Funny for almost 5 years I’ve been only obsessed with the loss. Never really looking for regrowth (or knowing what it would even look like anymore so focused on the negative for so long). We will see in a few months if it is and if it hangs around I’m hoping and praying
     
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    The worst part of hairloss is the emotional roller coaster. Two weeks ago, I was crying and looking up wigs to buy and today, I feel certain that my hair is recovering. The front has a ton of pale thin growth and my shed was somehow higher today but it’s been stabilizing at much fewer strands lost. My receding hairline still looks noticeable to me on the right side of my forehead, and cowlicks are the baldy bane of my existence. It’s been a year in April that I noticed anything wrong. It feels like five.
     
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    Yes it’s the ride alright. A couple weeks ago I was thinking the same thing. It’s not that bad and I can live with it. Two days ago I had these short hairs about 2 inches ( I don’t think regrowth I don’t know what it is ) but the just hang at my bangs making my hair hard to conceal and look normal. They never seem to grow that I can tell. And the top is just so thin. I’ve had a lot of “good days” coping but then I seem to get hit with reality some days I think it’s improving and others worse. My shedding was high the past month antibiotics didn’t help in December for a tooth shedding seems to be down again “knock wood” it’s the uncertainty that’s killer. “Will today be a good or bad hair day” one just never knows anymore I so just want normal hair problems again
     
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    You’re describing my exact situation, small pale hairs that look like baby fuzz! I also see a lot of longer growth but it’s not enough in the past year to make up for what I have lost. Today was a bad day. I spoke with my mother about it (she wears wigs) and confessed feeling really upset about it. She told me that her derm mentioned to her that her issue could’ve been iron deficiency which I thought was an interesting response for a derm rather than say an endocrinologist. I told her that I think genetics came into play and she seemed to think it wasn’t a factor since hair loss is limited on both sides of the family. I mentioned CTE to her and she seemed to think that was whatever, that vitamin deficency was the culprit behind her hairloss and likely mine. I don’t know what to think. I put castor oil on my edges to feel in control.
     
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    Has your mother been tested for iron/ferritin levels? Interesting a Derm mentioned iron as a culprit but would have never tested. Is she taking iron to see? Yea I use different hair products too now to try and feel like I’m doing something. You know like throwing crap in a wall and hoping something sticks. That’s what it feels like now. I’ve stopped supplements. I think they only made matters worse.
     
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    Good question, I will have to ask her that next. She said also that she doesn’t confide in anyone about her hairloss other than doctors, not even my father! But I share everything with my partner, he’s been on this entire frustrating journey with me and I don’t know how she could stand to feel so isolated with the problem. Even if my partner can’t fix it, he can make me feel better by telling me that he loves me.

    She takes a plethora of vitamins constantly, Im sure iron is in the mix but she’s approaching 70 and will probably never see much regrowth. What supplements made it worse for you?
     
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    Tbh.... it seems everything I take makes things worse. I’ve tried just about everything. Biotin iron b vitamins fish oil zinc d3 hair and nail products vitamin c e probiotics epo etc etc etc no chemicals shampoos conditioners leave ins oils castor oil coconut oil rosemary oil I have a mthfr defect as well so I do t seem to process things like others do. Took 4 1/2 out of the 5 years to research enough on my own figure that out my hair just broke and got more thinner then ever.
     
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    Very interesting, I’m so sorry that nothing has seemed to make any difference. To be honest, most natural remedies are probably placebo and for those that say vitamins/oils worked for them, they probably had simple acute TE anyway. Rogaine is terrifying and I don’t know if I’ll ever be desperate enough to try it.
     
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    Same here about rogain. Idk I think some of mine is cte some maybe sub optimal thyroid some just age related. I can deal with age related not all the others. I agree about vitamins and iron it only helps if you are low in them period.
     
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    To me it looks like the part has improved for you since last year. I hope it continues for you. Mine has gotten worse I think today’s a bad day for me I just do t know how much more a person is suppose to take. I’d be trucked with any progress
     
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    My hair wet is the worst I just am so disheartened just when I think I have it so it doesn’t look bad I get hit hard again
     

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