i have been experiencing telogen efluvium for the past three months. I'm a textbook case from what i've read and been told by my doctor. Massive shedding all over. My ponytail thickness used to be the size of a quarter- its now the size of a dime. I'm afraid all the time. Its getting so thin and it hasn't let up yet. Its such a sudden fast form of hair loss that I just feel like i'm living a bad dream. This can go on for months and its so emotionally draining. I had beautiful long hair. I cut it to my shoulders last week. My friends don't know what to say to me. The only reason for this may be a stressful event just prior to the onset of this in july.
Has anyone else out there experienced this telogen efluvium? I'd like to hear your story too. Thank you.
How are you guys doing almost a year later? I started experiencing telogen within the last month or so. I moved across the country two months ago, broke up with my girlfriend at the time, and started law school, so needless to say I think stress has caused my hair loss. Wondering whether you guys recovered, so that I can feel like there is a glimmer of hope down the road.
My beautiful 18 year old daughter is suffering from hair loss. She's lost close to 75% of her hair. It's over-all shedding, her thyroid is normal, she eats like a farmhand, her ht, and wt are perfect, she runs 3 miles/night. The family physician was worthless (didn't even order an iron level) and the dermatologist had a "shotgun" approach and never did give us a clear diagnosis. We live in the midwest and would like to find a specialist who is truly interested in female hair loss. Any help, suggestions would be appreciated.
I lost all my hair last year. I had thyroid and nutritional problems. I was seen by an endocrinologist and I was placed on a higher dose of Thyroid medication and added vitamins to an improved diet.My hair grew back just as thick as before. This year, I had a stressful event happen and 16 weeks afterwards, I noted another bout of hair loss...not so much but lots of hair nontheless. I am glad I know what causes it.There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Alison
have any of your figured out what to do to stop the hair loss. I have an overactive thyroid and my hair has been falling out in chunks. I think in about four months I have lost about 75-80% of my hair. I am so desperate i have made an appoitment to buy a wig.
My gp and endocrinologist dont seem overly concerned, but i guess if it not your head you can afford to take such a stance. anyway, have any of you found a cure or a helpful doctor, or anything encouraging? I really do not know what else to do.