I am 56, female, and have had hair thinning/loss at the hairline for the past few years…. have tried everything without success. In February I began taking bio-identical estrogen ( cream) and natural progesterone capsules – not specifically for hair loss – But I have noted that my hair thinning is worsening. I was dx with low thyroid and am taking 1/2 grain of Nature T (Armour) thyroid…. I also just started taking a small amount of Testosterone cream…. Do you have any advice re: whether any of these thinks could help – or if I should cut anything out??? My MD says that if I keep my testosterone dose small it should not affect my hair problem…Thank you so much…………..
It is difficult to answer your question, because you have many factors that may be contributing to your hair loss. You state you have hypothyroidism, but it seems you are taking a natural herb to treat the condition. I am curious if it has brought your thyroid hormone back to normal levels. I am also not sure why you are taking testosterone cream or the estrogen cream. Is it for hair loss? Either way, it seems you are in the care of a doctor and you should consult with him/her for any changes in medication or seek another doctor for a professional second opinion. BaldingBlog is not intended to give professional medical opinions (especially without a formal face to face physical exam).
If I can be of any help, estrogen cream and testosterone cream are not commonly used for hair loss. Testosterone can produce balding in women. Female hair loss is a difficult problem to treat and I always advise readers to rule out any treatable medical conditions (such a hypothyroidism) before seeking general hair loss treatments.