Dear Dr. Rassman,
I had a chemotheapy in 2000 and lost all my hair. Then it didn’t fully come back and now I still have diffuse alopecia. I can say only %50 of my hair came back. I also had lots of grey hair but they are now replaced by black colour hair, my original hair colour.
Do you think if I use Pantogar Capsules 3 times a day, will I get any results? If not, which medicine do you suggest to use?
Thanks a lot!
Hair loss from chemotherapy usually grows back without any supplements. I am not aware of any supplements or medication that will accelerate this process. The only treament I know of is “time”. I realize chemotherapy has the stigmata of cancer and is often devastating and depressing for your morale and self image. You must be sure that you do not have other systemic causes of hair loss and your treating doctor should advise you on this.
The time you are taking to grow your hair back appears much longer than most. This may indicate that you will not return it all. If you are disease free and you have what we call a positive nitrogen balance (good diet adding calories to you), then you are doing the most that you can do. There are many organizations or some hospitals have great hair piece or wig programs for their chemotherapy patients.
As I have written in a previous blog entry, I am not familiar with Pantogar, but did find this site which mentions it: EHRS.org