Talk

Advanced search

Female Hair Loss (angdrogenic alopecia) (UK)

(5 Posts)
PositivePeggyNans Sun 26-Feb-17 22:14:03

Hello ladies
Are there any other ladies out there suffering from hair loss?

I would love to make contact with other ladies suffering in a similar way maybe we can offer each other support / advice or tips / keep each other sane?

I have been diagnosed with Androgenic alopecia, female pattern baldness. I am in my early 40s. I have a receding hair line and bald batches, extreamly thin on top.

Biggest fear = ending up with the same hair style as Phil Mitchell

Anyway ladies if you fancy a chat about this please contact

CeeBeeBee Sun 26-Feb-17 22:24:37

Hi there,

I've been experiencing hair shedding for over a year now and it got worse in the last six months before taking iron tablets. It makes me feel really crap about the way I look and I know that it's only hair but it affects my confidence.

My biggest fear was realised in a bad dream the other night, I had brushed my hair and thick clumps of it came out and resulted in my having half my hair missing.

Glad that you've started a support thread.

PositivePeggyNans Mon 27-Feb-17 14:11:28

Thank you for responding. I hope any other sufferers join in

I have had this slow process for years and it really can be soul destroying - as to us ladies, hair = a huge thing

I wear hats most of the time now. I am lucky I can do this at work and I do appreciate that

I have tried regaine, from the chemist. I tried this for 18 months and got no success at all - although I know it does work for some people

The GP and NHS have not offered anything other than thyroid testing and I was referred to a skin specialist who told me I have androgenic alopecia - I already knew that though, the signs were all there. There are no health reasons why

One thing I am looking into at the minute is birth control pills - as some of them have anti androgens - which do something to the DHT in your hair follicles. I am going to ask my doctor to swap me, but the ones I believe are anti androgen are the combined pill (currently on the mini pop pill) and I am not sure cos of my age if they will swap me.

Flimbo Thu 27-Apr-17 12:15:11

This is a bit quiet, seriously is no one suffering?

I am suffering OP. I have an appointment too with the dermanologist next month I feel I have the equivalent of male pattern

HeyMacWey Thu 27-Apr-17 16:25:14

Not me, but a friend has androgenic alopecia and she now gets a weave from a place called lucinda Ellery in London. They specialise in weaves for women with hairloss and are very sensitive to the condition.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now