I’m a 25 year old female. Four years ago, I took Diane 35 for about 6 months. During that time, I noticed hair falling out. My doctor at the time said that it was a “normal cycle”, and not to worry. At the end of the 6 months, though, I had lost about 60% of my hair. Not in patches, luckily, but just all over my head. It hasn’t grown back. It could be genetic, cause females on my father’s side have thing hair, but it’s so frustrating having HAD it thick before.
Do you have any recommendations? I’m thinking about going on Scalp Med to sort of provide a “boost” to the hair follicles, but I’d imagine that because it’s essentially Rogaine, it will stop regrowth if I stop medication.
I appreciate any advice you can give me.
Minoxidil might help, but what are you really treating? You need to get a diagnosis to find out if you have genetic hair loss. To get that diagnosis, you need to have your scalp mapped out for miniaturization. You also need to be sure that you do not have other causes of female hair loss, which include eczema, malnutrition, autoimmune disease, drug reactions, infections, genetics, etc.
ScalpMed might help, but what is in it beyond the minoxidil? Diane 35 has hormonal effects (Antiandrogen / Estrogen) so messing around with your hormones may be positive or negative. It varies per person.