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hair loss help

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  • Posted By: sarsydiak
  • November 10, 2009
  • 11:53 PM

30 has not been a good age for me! I'm new at this and looking for help since the doctors aren't sure what's going on. In September, I noticed that my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. It's not normal for me to wash/style my hair and have 50-75 hairs fall out at once. It's been that way since Sept. and I'm concerned about why it's thinning and how to make it stop. Here's a bit of info.: I had my thyroid, iron, and hormone levels tested. All came back fine (I found out that my calcium oxalate levels were high and I may end up with a kidney stone...but that's another story). My mother and her mother have/had thinning hair, so I know that genetics plays a part...but both started losing hair after giving birth. I don't have any children and have been on the same form of birth control (Kariva/Mircette) for 5 years. I've been to a naturopath (who told me to take biotin), my PCP, and a dermatologist. I'm curious to know if my birth control could be a culprit since I've been breakthrough bleeding (spotting) for over a year and it has gotten worse over the past 2 months. Any insight on this would be fabulous. I'm trying to turn over as many rocks as possible before I resign myself to the fact that it's heredity and I'm doomed to have my mother's hairline...or lack there of. :confused:

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