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Offline ColdHands

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This really wasn't what I wanted to hear this morning.  I just can't believe that I may one day be bald.  They say I won't go completely bald, but really?

I have some treatment options, but none are guaranteed.

Any thoughts here?  Guess I'm looking for some support from someone that may have a similar situation?
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Re: Diagnosed with Male Pattern Baldness and I'm female. Trying to stay calm
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 02:16:13 PM »
Gosh, ColdHands, I am so sorry to hear this :(  As a woman I know how awful that would be.  I can *somewhat* relate in that I went through chemotherapy for breast cancer 5 years ago when I was 24 and lost all my hair.  It was devastating, but the upside was that I got to wear a lot of cool wigs.  The one thing I could recommend that my chemo nurse recommended to me when was using a biotin shampoo like Nexxus VitaTress Biotin Shampoo.  It helps strengthen the hair follicles to lessen hair fall and clears away excess sebum on your scalp which can plug hair follicles, leading to thinner hair.  So sorry I can't be more help but it's something to try.  Hang in there.
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Re: Diagnosed with Male Pattern Baldness and I'm female. Trying to stay calm
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 04:45:19 PM »
I may not be completely bald, but very very thin.

They say I can take a BP med that will help keep the hair I have and grow some of it back.  But I still need hormonal testing to be sure.

I may get a second opinion, but not sure.  Really would rather not go on rogaine.  Either one you have to be on for the rest of your life.

So I guess its not really an anxiety of something that may happen as its really happened now. 

I know I won't die from it, but dang.....

My mom lost her hair to chemo several times, but it always came back and nice and thick....
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Re: Diagnosed with Male Pattern Baldness and I'm female. Trying to stay calm
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 07:41:24 PM »
I have gone through about 4-5 significant hair loss episodes in my life. I was tested for everything hormonal and nothing seemed to out of the ordinary. Eventually, for no reason I could think of, the hair loss stopped each time. Weirdly the hair loss sessions vary in length. My longest was 2 years, the shortest was a couple of months. It was extremely distressing every time it happened, but I learned that it was something that just happened to me. In fact, I just finished up a mini loss session recently. I hope that yours lets up, too. Don't give up hope.
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Re: Diagnosed with Male Pattern Baldness and I'm female. Trying to stay calm
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 08:36:18 PM »
I am really sorry yo hear that, I can only imagine what you're going through. Did the doc tell you why this is happening? I know a condition called PCOS can cause that. So can hypothyroidism and low iron. I have problems with my hair falling out quote frequently because of low iron. Take care.     
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