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  • Posted By: MonAmie
  • November 26, 2007
  • 09:52 PM

29 yr old female experiencing major hair loss. Scalp sometimes burns, itches. I have that pain where the only way to describe it is "my hair hurts" which normally occurs if your hair is up for too long or it's pulled too tightly. But it does this even when I don't have my hair up. If I change my part in the middle of the day, (move my hair to the other side) I get that feeling. The only thing the doctor says is, "it's stress". I'm so tired of hearing that. Then they say, maybe it's genetic. Well, my mother and grandmother both have full heads of hair. Plus, I'm only 29. I did go through a major stress event about a year and a half ago which led me to break out with shingles (I think). I've been doing my own research and I've read that it can lead to hair loss. I didn't have insurance during my break out so it wasn't diagnosed. I had blisters underneath both arms accompanied by aching before the outbreak and itching during and after. The blisters would pop and leave an open sore until they scabbed over. This went on for about 1 1/2 - 2 months. Every now and then I still have that achy/itchy feeling underneath my arms but no more outbreaks. I'm just tired of not knowing what's going on and need to know what I can do to fix this. I'm terrified that I'm going to lose more hair. None of the hair that has fallen out has grown back either. Normally hair falls out because the new hair underneath pushes it out. But no regrowth. Can anyone here help me please?

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  • You have shingles, long standing. Have the doctor address that with you. Get your glands, adrenal and thyroid tested. No drinking, smoking or drugs...they can cause it...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 02:59 AM
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  • I've been told that it could not be shingles because it broke out on both sides of my body. I had extremely painful blisters that appeared under my arms. I had an aching pain and itching before they showed up and I still have that same feeling every now and then without another outbreak. They first appeared as red bumps and then turned into blisters. When they'd burst they'd crust over and fall off. I'm just really frustrated at not having an answer. Is there even a link between shingles and hair loss? I just remembered something. The skin around the blisters would itch and ache much more the morning after a night of drinking. Interesting, I just thought I might be allergic to alcohol.
    MonAmie 1 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 10:13 PM
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  • Well then. Maybe you got chicken pox or another virus.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • November 28, 2007
    • 01:47 AM
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