I am on a medication called Topamax for a mood stabilizer. I am on 100mg, got cut down and going to gradually cut down even more. My hair is thinning really bad on the sides and it is shortening on the sides. What can I do? If I stop the medication will it eventually stop the hair loss? I need some type of hope, it is thinning where you can see my scalp.
You really need to talk with your doctor who is prescribing you Topamax (antiseizure medication). The most common cause of hair loss is genetic balding in 99% of men, though hair loss on the sides of the head isn’t common for genetic loss.
Hair loss from medications like Topamax is possible, but I can’t advise you on whether stopping the drug will regrow your hair, as I don’t know your hair loss history and am not clear as to the cause.