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Hair loss and other symptoms

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  • Posted By: winter67
  • September 19, 2008
  • 11:47 PM

I'm 17 and have been experiencing hair loss for over 2 years now. I noticed that I had more scalp hair shedding than normal and became concerned. In the past few months, I started to notice pubic hair, eyelashes, and eyebrow hairs were shedding a lot too. Irregular periods (ever since my first one), lightheaded, and tiredness are my other symptoms that I think are related to the hair loss.
I've seen different doctors and none of them seem to help me. I went to a general doctor, gynocologist, endocrinologist, and a dermatologist. I've had 2 thyroid tests, a few hormon level tests, and others for different level testings and all came back normal. I have also tried a birth control pill and Metformin pills to try and help with the symptoms, but neither has worked. My doctors seem to overlook my hair loss and try to figure out the other symptoms but I think they are all realted in some way. I just want some ideas or suggestions as to what I can do next because I can't find answers on the internet and my doctors aren't suggesting any kind of diagnosis.
Thank you.

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