I recently went through a difficult divorce and have been under a tremendous amount of stress. Within weeks of this starting I noticed my hair falling out rapidly. When I run my hands through my hair in the shower 50 – 100 hairs will fall out. I am 28, male, and had a thick head of hair in October. By Dec I noticed extreme amounts coming out. By feb and now march it is looking thin and I dont know how this could happen so quick. I was thinking Telogen Effluvium due to the stress. Do you think this is likely. If so will it regrow? I do see some small hairs starting. It appears to be thinnig across the whole front of my head. I was thinking this happened to rapidly and spontanously to be MPB is that a fair assumption?
Thanks in advance.
If you have male patterned genetic hairloss, severe distress may accelerate the process. First you need a diagnosis and mapping out your head for miniaturization is critical in determining what is going on. Environmental factors like stress from a divorce are one of the leading causes of acceleration of the hair loss. If it is genetic, then it would be unlikely that it would return. Considering your age, reversal with Propecia or slowing down the loss is something that I would expect. To conclude: Get a diagnosis and start treatment with Propecia if you have genetic hair loss.