I’ve been diagnosed with AA. Have tried several “remedies”. Most recently began using the Unda drops, 9, 40 and 243. I actually, for the first time in 3 years so a marked decrease in shedding and my hair felt better over all. Recently though, (2-3 weeks ago) I began using Rogain 5% as recommended by my dermatologist. nearly three weeks into it I’m seeing a huge amount of shedding. more than I’ve ever experienced. My fear is that the rogaine will not work and the shedding will continue at this rate.
question. Can Rogaine make matters worse? If my stress factor allows, how long should I remain on the rogaine to see results and how long can I expect this increased shedding to continue? I’m so tempted to just throw in the towel and just continue the unda drops and biotin hair/skin/nail formula.
Unda drops are homeopathic remedies and I am not a homeopathic doctor. I do not know the utility of what you are using, but if something worked for you why would you want to do something different? Many men and women report initial loss or shedding of hair after starting Rogaine (minoxidil) in the first month of its use, but the shedding should stop unless there are other underlying issues not related to the medication. Generally you need to use Rogaine for a minimum of 8 to 12 months before seeing the effects.
Rogaine may work for alopecia areata or androgenic alopecia (I’m not sure which you meant by your diagnosis of “AA”). It does grow hair, but I doubt it will grow back the hair you once had and if the problem is underlying alopecia areata, then you should be under the treatment by a good dermatologist who can often help with the process.