Going Bald In Less Than A Year, Need Advice

bluecyclone

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Hi, I've been following this for awhile because my situation is similar. Up till 23 I had really thick wavy hair but it started to thin rapidly all over. I'm 25 now & it's about 20% of what I used to have.

The only thing I think could be causing it is my thyroid. I found my TSH was 6.62 which is slightly high but I wasn't given medication.

I honestly think it's something to do with your thyroid because it's diffuse loss all over with shedding.
Definitely look into the thyroid. I never had issues and my hair was perfect. 5-6 months after a slightly hypo diagnosis and Levothyroxine Rx the thinning started, huge shed and major changes to my hair. I think it’s double edged sword in that being hypo or hyper can cause hair issues but the treatments can be equally damaging to hair. One hair dermatologist said that 80% of her male and female thyroid patients experience some form of hair change/thinning.

Thinking it was the medication I quit for 8 months, the shedding continued and I developed a nodule found on a thyroid ultrasound. To get levels back in range and to shrink the nodule it required a higher dose and in turn resulted more shedding/thinning.

I wish I knew now. It was malpractice on the PCPs part and really has ruined an otherwise very healthy and successful life with the pain of constant and excessive shedding. As I have not responded at all to aggressive AAs, I can’t help but correlate what’s going on with other hormonal imbalance.

also, hypothyroidism is connected with low ferritin levels, I have been told you need ferritin over 100 to prevent shedding and support growth.

if it’s bad and you need meds, ease into them and maybe consider the natural options first.
 

Jtk11

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Definitely look into the thyroid. I never had issues and my hair was perfect. 5-6 months after a slightly hypo diagnosis and Levothyroxine Rx the thinning started, huge shed and major changes to my hair. I think it’s double edged sword in that being hypo or hyper can cause hair issues but the treatments can be equally damaging to hair. One hair dermatologist said that 80% of her male and female thyroid patients experience some form of hair change/thinning.

Thinking it was the medication I quit for 8 months, the shedding continued and I developed a nodule found on a thyroid ultrasound. To get levels back in range and to shrink the nodule it required a higher dose and in turn resulted more shedding/thinning.

I wish I knew now. It was malpractice on the PCPs part and really has ruined an otherwise very healthy and successful life with the pain of constant and excessive shedding. As I have not responded at all to aggressive AAs, I can’t help but correlate what’s going on with other hormonal imbalance.

also, hypothyroidism is connected with low ferritin levels, I have been told you need ferritin over 100 to prevent shedding and support growth.

if it’s bad and you need meds, ease into them and maybe consider the natural options first.
Nah they won't medicate since my T4 is "normal" but I have a strong feeling my hair thinning is due to my thyroid since I lost all wavy texture and it's now paper thin and dry.

Strange that the thyroid medication actually caused your shedding and thinning since I thought it was supposed to help your hair once levels were back in normal range. What's your thyroid levels like now since you stopped medication? Can't imagine they are good right?
 

bluecyclone

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After stopping I went far hypo and had to resume at a much higher dose. It could be the medication or the change but either way the fluctuations cause shedding for me this has been chronic.
 

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After stopping I went far hypo and had to resume at a much higher dose. It could be the medication or the change but either way the fluctuations cause shedding for me this has been chronic.
Have you ever had lyme disease or been bit by a tick?
 

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I don’t think so. Please tell me this can’t just be male pattern baldness?
 

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bluecyclone

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There a pattern most damage vertex, temples but all diffuse. Waves of tiny regrowth. All miniaturization or close.
 

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I dont know what this is but im telling u that u can make an easy comeback. had similar situation in 2015 and got it fixed easily.


only difference is that i never shedded...
 

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Oh and one last thing, as a footnote, in the odd event that you actually do

If you smoke marijuana, you absolutely need to f*****g stop, like right now and never go back.

Marijuana can cause acne and inflammation, it causes vasoconstriction which is absolutely f*****g terrible for hair growth because it restricts blood flow, and THC itself is proven to interfere with hair shaft elongation.


If you smoke mary jane, no more, no excuses.

Also THC is a "potent source of cellular oxidative stress"


That goes for the rest of you as well, if you're serious about getting your hair back, no more marijuana, it's f*****g poison for hair.
It's not hindering me and I use copious amounts daily as a patient. The Beatles smoked lots too and many females use weed and they still have nice hair. I don't think that the evidence supports the thesis but either way, I ain't stopping....

To me, cannabis is Goddess-approved unlike male oriented drugs like coke and meth that rev you all up or opiods that rev you all down. MJ is just right. Also, I mostly vape and eat medical marijuana so no combustion effects. Maybe you should try it. It might ease anxiety and help hair growth. Folks are already bald on here so maybe they need to change things up by starting to use kind weed. Peace, Love, and Goddess bless.
 

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Anyone know of a medicaiton that completely shuts down the immune system? The most intense drug I've tried so far is tofacitinib but I'm curious if there is a stronger medicaiton that would completely shut down the immune system. So that way I can see if our diffuse hairloss is immune system related
 

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What makes coke and meth male oriented drugs?
They have a driven, compulsive aspect very similar to running hot on DHT where you feel like you can do anything but in reality, you are just exhausting your vessel both physically and psychologically. Misuse of ADHD meds is similar.

Cuckold p**rn? Really? That's what we have arrived at as "men" and that's our purpose in 2021? I wanted to jump ship just so I could throw out all of midget p**rn that I only used to watch to laugh. Male p**rn truly shows female superiority....
 

deathdiss

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How did you fix yours?

specific diet + bi-estro cream & keto cream


A lot of the members are skeptical regarding my growth because they believe I didn't have any form of male pattern baldness. Regardless, there are others who have done the same procedure who did have it and regained full recovery.
 

bluecyclone

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I sort of think I’m already throwing the kitchen sink at this minus crazy sh*t like estrogen.

100 mg ru daily
Topical Dutasteride 2x week
.25 Propecia daily
5 mg oral minoxidil

I mean that should at the minimum slow sh*t down. But I stay at 200-300 a day clip with thinned out regrowth.
 

bluecyclone

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specific diet + bi-estro cream & keto cream


A lot of the members are skeptical regarding my growth because they believe I didn't have any form of male pattern baldness. Regardless, there are others who have done the same procedure who did have it and regained full recovery.
Bi-estrogen seems like a very dangerous option? I mean maybe I can tolerate at 8% body fat and 1100 natural test but didn’t you get gyno?
 

deathdiss

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Bi-estrogen seems like a very dangerous option? I mean maybe I can tolerate at 8% body fat and 1100 natural test but didn’t you get gyno?

you cant get side effects even if you tried. I've personally experimented with it by microneedling and slopping it on. No sides nothing. The dosage is also very low as well keep in mind. @Norwoody also stated no sides and a few other members from the FB group that went this route.

But you can always do the Protocool without the bi-estro, maybe replace it with cortisone cream or something.
 
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DogoDiLaurentiis

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I don’t think so. Please tell me this can’t just be male pattern baldness?

In this picture at least, it seems much more mildly diffuse. A lot of people on this forum would be grateful for their hair loss only being that bad, but you are still right to be concerned, because if you do not know the cause of that mild diffuse hair loss it can progress if the cause of it persists for an extended period of time.

Especially on the last picture, it looks better than in others, but I really don't feel like that's male pattern baldness at all.

Also might I ask why your skin is so red? That can be a sign of inflammation, has your skin always been that red or have you been taking or doing anything or have you felt at all ill recently?

Definitely does not look like male pattern baldness, looks like some kind of other influence that has induced shedding of some kind.

I'm interested in the redness of your skin, that sort of flushing can be caused by PGD2, which as we all know is not the greatest for hair growth.
 

DogoDiLaurentiis

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Bi-estrogen seems like a very dangerous option? I mean maybe I can tolerate at 8% body fat and 1100 natural test but didn’t you get gyno?

Don't bother with Bi-est, just use straight 17b estradiol otherwise you'll have two forms of estrogen competing for the same receptor site which is probably not the most efficient way to grow hair.

Estriol is great for skin in limited quantities, but otherwise if you're looking to apply directly to hair, you need to just use estradiol.

Also I'm not 100% convinced now your hair loss is androgen mediated, I'm still of the hypothesis that this is either some kind of external environmental stress, or a biological source of stress be it prostaglandins or oxidative stress (the flushed red skin is what gives me this impression)
 
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