I'm 19 year old female who is active and always has had a full head of black thick hair. I have never died my hair in my life. About 2 months ago, I noticed about an inch radius of baldness on the top of my head. Then I started to loss excessive amount of hair a month or so after I noticed the baldness area. Every time that i would wash my hair there would be a handful of hair, which is very rare. Even when I lay down anywhere, my hair would shed excessively all over the area where my head would be. Anywhere I would be, my hair would leave it's tracks everywhere.
Do you think that it might be because of stress and anxiety? Because this is my first semester of college. & it is stressful, but could something so little be the case of it all? I also hear from a friend who has a dad as a doctor saying something about thyroid? Should I be taking vitamin B?
So I went to the doctors to get it checked on sept 27th. They got blood work, which came out normal. He said that stress shouldnt of made me loss that much hair. He prescribed me ketoconazole shampoo (2%) to use twice a week. As well as Rogaine for women twice a day. I dont think that it is helping at all. Although the baldness was starting to grow very delicate thin blond hair before i started the rogaine or the shampoo.
I was taking Tri-nessa as a birth control, after reading all of the articles about hormonal stuff. I have stopped taking it for the past 2 weeks from today. So that maybe I can narrow it all down to see what it wrong.
I'm in desperate need for an answer. My excessive hair loss is really starting to show. My scalp is very noticeable now and my hair is thin now. & to be truthfully honest, I think I might go bald soon :/