I have been a patient of yours for over three years now and I recently visited your office back in August. After seeing you again it was established that my hair loss had not progressed from last year and had possibly even improved. Unfortunately, over the past month, I have been experiencing non characteristic loss. When I am in the shower, I have never ending clumps of hair coming of my head and clogging the drain. Also, when brushing my hair there is even more loss. Dr. Rassman, this has never happened before and I have no idea what to do. Is it possible that the Propecia that I have been taking since November of 2005 has stopped working for me and my genes are taking over?
All of the loss has been occurring since I have been out of town on a job. I seem to even have some kind of infection on the corners of my lips. I am sure the two things are not related, but I figured I would tell you.
Anyway, is this a normal experience for someone on the drug as long as I have been? Should I take more of it? Is it possible for a person to lose all of his hair immediately? Could this be a possible hair cycle or allergy? Again, I have no idea what to do and what to expect. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and your advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Hair loss can increase from stress amongst many other things, such as the normal progression of hair loss that occurs in some men (even those on Propecia). As one of my patients, please come see me and let me see if your miniaturization has increased. We can get a baseline on the HAIRCHECK instrument by measuring your hair bulk now and then repeat it in a year to see, for future purposes, if you are continuing to lose your hair.