Hi I’m a 24 yr old female, with some questions I would like to ask you about my hair that is thinning. About 10 months ago I was getting a haircut and the stylist had mentioned to me that my hair was thinning a lil at the crown of my head…It wasn’t very noticable, so I didnt think anything of it, and just went on with my life…I had started taking an Anti-depresent called Cymbalta, and a high blood pressure medicine called Atenolol, at around that time as well. Well in january of 2006 I noticed that my front part of my scalp, maybe from my hairline & back 2 inches was very thin. I couldn’t understand why, because it was an over nite thing, I would have noticed if my hair was thin, and i even look back at christmas pics from the month before and my hair was like usual, so I know it was a very immidiate thing. I had disconntinued my anti-depressent and blood pressure meds, like 1-2 months earlier, because I could no longer afford health insurance, so I had been med free for about a month when I noticed the thinning frontline. its now almost 3 months later and im starting to think the thinning is getting worse in this reigion only…i started to take folic acid and a prenatal pill, because I read folic acid helps with re-growth, but I dont know what to do..I cant see a Dr, for another month untill govt health insurance kicks in, but in the meantime what should I do??..i know I had blood test run before about 8 months ago checking for throid disease, but it came back normal, so could something medical cause this..because no one in my family has a balding problem, my mom is 47 and just started to thin, and thats only because she used many products in her hair for so many years. do you think my hair will grow back or get worse?…I heard it takes about 3 months for the hair growing process to start showing, but its been about that much time and i dont see any improvments…Ive looked through the internet and read some scary stuff that can cause hairloss…but im so down about this, becuase i am soooo young, and I dont know why my hair is falling out…please help me if you could, thanks alot and have a wonderful day.
You are in need of a good doctor and there is no substitute for what the doctor does. Problems like yours can not be managed well by a doctor through the internet, nor can you manage depression and high blood pressure combined with hair loss by yourself. Look through the many posts in this blog on female hair loss to educate yourself and then get a good doctor.