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How I Lost My Hair At 20 Despite Healthy Blood & Hormones

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  1. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac New Member My Regimen

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    I was on tri-estarylla for about 2 years then I switched to the Nexplanon implant during the middle of June 2017 and I got it removed during the middle of December 2017. During middle of September, I started experiencing excessive hair loss and it has not subsided since I removed Nexplanon. I got a biopsy in January 2018, the results said I had chronic inflammation with some scarring and it is believed to be androgenetic alopecia. My blood results are normal, hormone levels too, and there is no family history of any sort of hair loss. The only symptoms I have is that my scalp gets very irritated like red and I have a lot of dandruff which I have never had either of these problems until November 2017. I was wondering if this happened to anyone else? Also, my doctors said I could go back on the tri-estarylla but I am scared it will exacerbate my hair loss. I'm only 20 years old and I do not know what to do, this diagnosis consumes every day of my life.

    I am currently being seen by a dermatologist, but she is not acting as swiftly as I would like her. I started the steroid injections in my scalp which I will receive every 4 weeks, rogain twice a day and ducray anaphase shampoo. However, rogain is turning the hair I have white in some areas. Does anyone know a hair loss doctor on Long Island, NY?
     
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    IdealForehead Senior Member My Regimen

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    If you're getting steroid injections then it sounds like your doctors are assuming it's alopecia areata. Androgenic alopecia is not treated with steroid injections. Alopecia areata is.

    Are you overweight? Are your periods regular? Ie. PCOS?

    If it's female androgenic alopecia, there's lots of drugs out there to try. But first you'd have to clarify the type and what they're doing with you. ie. Why are you getting steroid injections.
     
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    The steroid injections are for the inflammation that I have in my scalp to calm it. Everything is regular for me my period, hormones and blood work. I have no indications of any alopecia or PCOS from my blood work. I am 5 ft tall and I weigh 137 lbs, I have always been on the chubbier side.
     

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