Hi guys, I seriously need some help with my problem before I crack up. I previously posted here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74944 about my current predicament regarding hair loss.
However, for those who donít feel like reading that Iíll post a summary:
Sept 2010: First noticed I was shedding hair at a noticeable rate. All hairs were long and had a visible bulb on the end of them.
Dec 2010 (or roughly thereabouts): Hair shedding stopped, or stopped to the point where it wasnít noticeable. Suspect it was seasonal shedding or TE.
Continued on with life and didnít realise how glorious it was not to worry about hair loss.
Sept 2011: Noticed again that I was shedding hairs. Again, all hairs were/are long and had/have a visible bulb on the end of them.
As of today, 10 months later, my hair has not stopped shedding. I could pull 50 hairs loose easily from my head a day if I wanted to (I don't). Regarding actual loss without pulling I'd say it's in the region of 25-30. However, I have not noticed any visible thinning of my hair and am about 80% certain thereís been no recession at my temples.
This has not made me feel better at all as I change my mind every hour or so regarding if Iím actually losing my hair or not.
My argument against me losing my hair is that if Iíve been shedding hair for 10 months I should have at least some more noticeable thinning, right? But then, what else is causing the shedding?
Everybody likes to think they suffer from TE but odds are itís simply MPB. As well as this, hair from all over my body pulls out very easily. My eyebrows, eyelashes, leg hair and happy trail hair all pull away very easily. I know losing eyebrow hair is not uncommon in aggressive MPB, but if my hair loss is aggressive, wouldnít it, again, be more noticeable?
Conversely, you can see my scalp at points but I've seen in old photos where you can see it and it appears much longer in the photo than it does at the moment (it's really short). I can upload these if anyone wishes to see.
It is on my mind CONSTANTLY, to the point where I canít think about anything else for long periods of time. I feel like Iím in limbo regarding hair loss and Iím afraid to pass it off as anything less than MPB only to receive a huge shock in a few months.
Iíve attached some photos I took recently along with similar ones from a few years back if anyone can see any hair loss or recession that I may have missed?
The photos are dated in order: Jan 09, June 2012 (today), 1st May 2012, Oct 2010, August 09, 23rd April 2012.
Can someone, please, please tell me what they think could be going on?