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Have you successfully had treatment for hair loss?

(13 Posts)
BeJayKayven Wed 13-Jul-16 16:53:58

It's getting quite upsetting - my fringe area has all but disappeared and I seem to leave a trail of hairs everywhere I go. Is it worthwhile asking the dr? I already take thyroxine and my blood level results have been steady for years.

Silvertap Wed 13-Jul-16 17:00:50

Watching with interest. Have been thinking of ringing the docs but worried I'll feel like I'm wasting their time. I thought it was a post partum thing but baby is nearly 2 now!

stareatthetvscreen Wed 13-Jul-16 17:05:51

watching too

dm has this problem.unfortunately loads of drs visit and referrals have made no difference.

BeJayKayven Wed 13-Jul-16 17:36:18

It's too common 😕
stare if you don't mind my asking, what was your DM referred for ( obv hair loss, but in relation to a condition?) and to what type of consultant?

stareatthetvscreen Wed 13-Jul-16 18:36:37

i'll find out the details and report back smile

BeJayKayven Wed 13-Jul-16 19:49:11

I just don't understand, if it's hormonal/something else,why there isn't a treatment

stareatthetvscreen Wed 13-Jul-16 21:20:32

ok dm was ref to dermatologist after trying 4 or 5 diff creams/lotions from gp

biopsy taken but didn't confirm diagnosis of lichen planis

still ongoing

BeJayKayven Wed 13-Jul-16 23:02:44

Thanks stare
I'm making an apt for next week so will mention seeing a dermatologist as well
flowers hope your DM gets to the bottom of it too

stareatthetvscreen Wed 13-Jul-16 23:08:15

thank you bejay

good luck smile

Silvertap Thu 14-Jul-16 09:06:30

Bejay - will you report back?

BeJayKayven Thu 14-Jul-16 17:42:23

Will do - blood test arranged for next Wednesday

Pleasemrstweedie Thu 14-Jul-16 18:55:32

OP, you are aware that hair loss us a side effect of Levothyroxine?

It took a transfer to natural desiccated thyroid extract to fix mine.

BeJayKayven Thu 14-Jul-16 19:33:46

I did not know that! Shocked. Is natural desiccated thyroid extract a prescribed medicine?

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