hi.. about 2 years ago, due to break up of a relationship and some family problems,i began abusing laxatives (bulimia) ( during this time i was on dianette to treat my polycystic ovaries, i stopped takin diannette 10 months after my laxative abuse started).. i abused laxatives for about a year and half where then i got help and stopped. however during this abuse period, i suffered alot of hair loss.. and now my hair is about 50 % of what it was.. i cannot tell you what this has done to me mentally.. firstly because i was well known for my beautiful thick and glossy hair and secondly because by profession i work on tv.. i went to see a dermatologist who insisted i take 600mg of ferrous sulphate a day.. i did this for a bit but it gave me tummy cramps and constipation. he says the injection is big and painful, but i dont really mind. what i want are results.. its been almost 7 months and even though im eating healthily , and not taxing laxatives, i cant see any new hair growth. and i have this awful feeling my hair is still thinning.. i got myself some hair extentions to give myself a bit of confidence.. and it was successful to give me some confidence if only for a while.. i will have the extentions removed within a couple of weeks, which i would find tolerable if i knew my thick luscious hair will grow back.. but as i said i cant even see any new hair growing.. i feel my dermatologist isnt taking full action to combat my problem, im willing to undergo and try anything.. do you know of any top dermatologists in london with specialty in hair loss or its research? do you also mind giving me your opinion on what i should do.. really appreciate it. thank you
You have many things that precipitated the hair loss and if the hair thinning has not reversed in a year or so, it will probably be your new normal status. Bulimia, diet problems, and general intestinal problems most probably contributed to your situation. The presence of Polycystic Ovaries in itself produces enough endocrine abnormalities to explain the persistence of your situation. You are correct to locate a good dermatologist, but I am not familiar with London’s doctors. Ask other doctors who they would use for their own family.