I REALLY NEED SOME HELP. Please read my whole story and reply if you have any advice.
FYI - The point of this story is that I did not have a preexisting hair loss problem.
I stupidly used Rogaine just once on my eyebrows because I over-plucked them (yes I'm a guy, but I have very thick eyebrows.) Immediately after applying Rogaine, I began losing tons of hair from my eyebrows, scalp, arms, legs, and even pubic area. PLEASE read my whole story and reply with advice.
I am a 22 year old kid who just graduated from college in December 2007.
I am a hairy guy.
On November 13, 2007 I over-plucked my eyebrows.
I wanted my eyebrows to grow back quickly, so I bought Rogaine and used it just ONCE on my eyebrows on November 20, 2007.
Within 1 hour, I felt very light-headed and my heart was beating rapidly.
So I took a shower to wash off the Rogaine.
I have not used the Rogaine since that incident.
Within 1 day, I noticed some eyebrows falling out.
Then I quickly noticed lots of hair shedding from my head, arms, legs, and even pubic area.
It has now been 3 months since the Rogaine incident, and I'm still experiencing diffuse hair loss over my ENTIRE BODY, SCALP, AND EYEBROWS.
My eyebrows look very ugly now.
And the hair on my scalp is starting to look like doll hair, because it isn't thinning, it's just falling out all over.
-I have very little hair re-growth.
-Any new hairs that I grow appear rather frail, almost sickish, and are often kinked or somewhat deformed (the hair shaft is not symmetrical).
-I'm also experiencing mild dandruff on my scalp and eyebrows. No shampoos have helped.
-I am not on any medications.
-All my blood tests are normal (including CBC, metabolic, thyroid, iron, testosterone, etc).
-I haven't had a scalp biopsy yet, but I'm getting one soon.
I know this problem is almost unheard of, and that's why I'm reaching out to all of you!!!
SO DO ANY OF YOU HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR ME?
AND DOES ANYONE KNOW A HAIR LOSS EXPERT IN THE WASHINGTON D.C. / MARYLAND / VIRGINIA AREA?
Thanks so much guys,