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  • helenamich87
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    I'm not sure what dermaroller I used.

    I know I don't come by often. It's because there really STILL isn't that much I can do with my hair due to the taper. The taper is STILL quite huge because, YES, my hair is STILL getting thicker! It's not been a little more than 2 years that I have been treating my hairloss. My hair has now reached 4.5" thickness. It was at 2.5" when I began measuring, after I noticed that it was thickening up. I literally have 3.24 times more hair than when I began treatment!


    My rate of hairfall has increased from the abnormally low rate that it fell to about 6 months after I began treatment of under 10 hairs a day to a normal and healthy sort of rate of 25-30 hairs per day. I still do have young hairs that fall more than they should in ratio to the older/longer hairs, so it's obviously a medicated head that's growing hair! lol


    Every so often people ask if it's still working. Yes, it is. You can still see where I started to use treatments almost as a line on my braid.


    Yes, I'm continuing to grow new hair. No, I don't know when it will peter out. The drugs can't stimulate new follicles to be created. It can only tell sleeping follicles to make terminal hair!

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  • amy40
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    Originally posted by Wednesday L.F. View Post
    I really hate it. It just makes me feel self-conscious and ugly—I’m sort of a hat person now.
    me too!

    we had a date night tonight & was going to wear the wig I bought this year
    couldn't find the cap any where so had to wear a hat

    for me I think it could be stress unless it's low thyroid
    I look back at pics from 10 years ago & my hair was so lovely & now it's so sad to see what's happened to it

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  • Alison H.
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    Originally posted by Wednesday L.F. View Post
    I really hate it. It just makes me feel self-conscious and ugly—which is the part I’d most like to get over. I’m sort of a hat person now.
    For what it's worth, you look great in a hat! (Seriously, your hats are adorable.)

    I get what you mean though. It really does make you self-conscious. I don't know if it's this notion that as women we're supposed to have thick, luxurious hair or what, but at the same time, your hair is one of the first things people see when they look at you.

    I've gotten crafty at the use of little butterfly clips (to craftily pin sections of hair just so, covering any thin spots that poke out if I pull my hair back) and I've sort of resigned myself to the fact that my current hair length (shoulder length) is about as long as I'm going to be able to let it grow.

    I have dreams of wearing long hair again, but with my curls, when it is shorter, it covers better. I cut off about 10 inches of hair at the start of this year because I realized that when my hair was pulled into a ponytail, the bottom six inches were about the width of my pinkie finger.

    I have been sticking with taking my stupid horse vitamins though.

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  • Wednesday L.F.
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    Oh man…I’m having crazy hair loss these days, starting about a year ago. My doc says stress is a key factor, but I also started taking vitamin D since COVID fears keep me at home a lot.
    I really hate it. It just makes me feel self-conscious and ugly—which is the part I’d most like to get over. I’m sort of a hat person now.

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  • Laura V.
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    Hairloss comes and goes for me. I have good periods when I can even see my hair regenerating and growing nicely. And then the loss comes. I have PCOS so I guess this is probably a hormonal fluctuation, hair loss is a pretty common symptom of PCOS. Even though at the moment my hormones are fairly stable, I suppose you don't need much of an imbalance for the hair loss to begin. Especially in times of high stress.

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  • amy40
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    Originally posted by atskitty2 View Post
    Yep, I'd get in to see a doctor for an exam and consider some labwork.
    expanded my Dr search

    finally found a Dr to accept me as a patient
    will need to drive over an hour to office
    I took first available appt, eight months from now!

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  • atskitty2
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    Yep, I'd get in to see a doctor for an exam and consider some labwork.
    If you can't get in to see a physician right away, try one of the free-standing clinics that are available in some grocery stores, like Kroger, or CVS/Walgreens, etc. They are staffed with a CNP, but you can at least get a quality physical exam and some labwork ordered with them. Then, you have some answers a little quicker, and can follow-up with a physician if there's anything significant going on. Just a thought - it's an option.

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  • amy40
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    no covid since husband, kid, and I wear masks/social distance/avoid people


    yes on stress!

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  • atskitty2
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    Have you had Covid?
    Stress?
    Aging
    Thyroid, as mentioned above, or other hormone issues
    Nutritional deficiency

    Getting a good physical and some labwork would be a good idea.

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  • amy40
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    Alison H. & dinaywhat...thanks for info

    been trying to get a Dr
    only one Dr accepting pts where husband goes
    I wait & wait to hear from them

    I started vitamins

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