Estrogen patch and hair loss

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I was wondering if my hair did so well in the pregnancy could this be a key to my alopecia and stopping my hair loss and getting good hair growth, is there a connection that I could look at (without obviously getting pregnany)?
I started on HRT this year and have noticed extreme hair loss. This was listed as one of the side effects (loss of scalp hair). I stopped the medication. Will my hair come back. It is extremely thin to the point of seeing my scalp through. I see tiny hairs in the bright light, but wondering if that is a good sign or not. Has anyone else had this happen with HRT. It was Femhrt, which is estrogen and progestin.
I started on HRT this year and have noticed extreme hair loss. This was listed as one of the side effects (loss of scalp hair). I stopped the medication. Will my hair come back. It is extremely thin to the point of seeing my scalp through. I see tiny hairs in the bright light, but wondering if that is a good sign or not. Has anyone else had this happen with HRT. It was Femhrt, which is estrogen and progestin.
My sister who is dx with MS started losing her hair and she thought it was due to the meds she was taking but went to the doctor and got tested and they found she had to much testastarone in her system so they gave her some meds to level it out with the estrogen and she is doing well with no more hair loss. And she regrew the hair she lost. I hope you find out what is causing the hair loss.
I should add that I had a complete hysterectomy 3 years ago and have been on a Climara estrogen patch since that time, which is currently .0375. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
From memory, hormonal changes like too much estrogen (which we get plenty of from plastic and pesticides on our fruit and veggies), and thyroid trouble can cause hair loss. Hope this was helpful.
Dot (hormone replacement therapy) since then. My hair has constantly thinned. I read HRT's can cause hair loss. I also read that Estrogen promotes hair growth. Which is it? Is the HRT (estrogen) making it grow or making it fall out? Should I stop the patch or keep taking it? I'm also on cholesterol meds and am stopping that because I know for sure it is causing the loss.
The endocrinologist I saw actually had several Sythroid promo posters on her walls and told me the drug would only cause hair loss if I was on too high a dosage, and she didn't think I was. I figure I need to wait at least another month to see if the iron supplements bring any change, but they don't, I think I need to find a doctor open to prescribing something other than Synthroid, and it sounds like it won't be an easy task. Thanks again for your advice.
my doctor says it is from the surgeries and some say hormones since I am on estrogen patch and some say anesthesia. Does anyone know about this and will it subside?
Also, I've heard that the whole reason men progress faster than women in Hep C is because they don't have the estrogen as a protective factor. My theory is that if I stop my estrogen and go through menopause instantaneously that my fibrosis will progress even faster than it already has been. As I said above, I have had the hysterectomy and I have no ovaries, uterus, cervix, tubes, etc., etc., so stopping my HRT will mean INSTANT menopause.
I too woke up one morning 3 weeks ago with a random waxy oily patch on the crown of my head. My hair is normally fine and soft and the patch on my crown soon crept to my fringe. I was devastated because no matter what shampoo or conditioner i used nothing worked. And after a shower my hair still looked like it had not been washed in months. I live in NEW ZEALAND and i couldn't find the brown listerine and also am a young mum so couldn't afford Clarifying shampoo.
pre-menstrual syndrome, no menstrual period during and after estrogen use, enlargement of uterine fibroids, vaginal infection with Candida, a cystitis-like syndrome, mild diarrhea, jaundice or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, rash, loss of scalp hair, and development of new hairy areas. Lesions of the eye and contact-lens intolerance have also been associated with estrogen therapy.
Don't get me wrong, this type of birth control is good, but I also experienced some hair loss. I stopped taking the patch for about 4 months and I noticed that my hair was constantly falling out. I couldn't quite figure out what was going on. I went to my doctors and even went to a dermatologist and my blood was good and all that. My dermatologist said that I had this thing called Traction Alopecia. But from the description of that diagnoses, I said that this cannot be whats wrong.
Serves as the primary ‘”reservoir” of estrogen, and dominant estrogen remaining AFTER menopause. It is produced primarily in the ovaries, body fat, and breast. E2, Estradiol; Serves as the primarily active estrogen BEFORE menopause and is LOST at menopause when follicles are gone. It is produced primarily in the ovaries with some made from testosterone in the brain, breast, and muscle. E3, Estriol; A weak estrogen made by the placenta during pregnancy.
If you are not having any hair loss from scalp then fungal infections of the hair of the beard need to be ruled out. If it is generalized hair fall covering the scalp also then you need to take a nutritious diet and consult a dermatologist if the symptoms are severe. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Hi there, Each birth control method has its own advantages and disadvantages.Acne; cysts of ovaries, depression, dizziness, hair loss are more common with implanon.Evra patch contains more of estrogen compared to implanon. The major problem or disadvantage with the patch is that it can increase the risk of blood clot formation more than the conventional pill. Failure rates of evra patch are more compared to implanon.
However, as mentioned above, Climara is supposed to last at relatively constant levels for one week. Also, hair loss is not at all a given with lower estrogen levels. Many women in menopause who do not take estrogen experience no hair loss. Machelle M.
To help me avoid radical menopause sypmtoms, my doctor immediately started me on a .5 mg. Vivelle-dot estrogen patch after surgery, and I felt fine. Two weeks later, he added a 100 mg. daily dose of prometrium to my HRT therapy to avoid recurrence of endometriosis growth. My problem is that I am having unpleasant side effects from the prometrium, including exhaustion, minor headache, and lightheadedness. I don't like how it makes me feel.
I'm about ready to get divorced from my hubby. But there was NOTHING wrong in that department. LOL! Let me tell you --- I was having fun --- all during TX... Just made HIM do more work. As far as the dryness --- Girly -- they make some of the coolest - tastiest lubricants this side of Mars. Go grab a few. If you have a problem with Hair --- shave it off down there.... My TX did not make the curlies down south take a hike... They did however grow faster --- so multiple trims were in order.
While it is true that body remodeling and loss of muscle mass probably starts in the late 30’s it is almost completely a matter of now much physical activity is taking place. Much of the perceived change in body image, (gravity-dependent “sagging”) is also accentuated with decreased muscle tone in the sedentary woman. Weight gain, on the other hand is quite related to caloric intake. It is greatly modulated by the degree of physical activity as well.
I stay on the 75 mg per day, and no my RE does not know about it. A little hair loss and a little bit of acne, but nothing worrisome. I will let you know how it has affected me and follies, if at all. Next week I begin the supression phase, in July I stim. Keep letting me know how you are doing and anything new you might hear of regarding DHEA.
Not only can it be converted to too much testosterone causing hair loss, acne, and/or hair growth on your face, but higher levels of DHEA have known to cause heart palpitations. Some women don't do well on DHEA even in small dosages. I HIGHLY recommend the book 'Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Stress Syndrome", by Dr. James Wilson. Chock full of great info, as well as a thorough questionnaire to help figure out how severe your adrenal fatigue is. It has helped me tremendously.
For a good share of that time, I was on estrogen/progesterone, though not bio-identical. I was on an estrogen patch after my hysterectomy, until I felt that it was no longer helping to alleviate symptoms. I had better luck with black cohosh. What makes the NP think you might have an adrenal issues, as well? If you do, that could be one reason you aren't getting better on the thyroid med... adrenal issues should be addressed prior to thyroid issues.
Ive been living with PCOS since i was 18 after my periods disappeard(my parents thought i was pregnant loool) and i was putting on weight, suffering from hair loss and growing hair on my upper lip and from my side burns to around my jaw line. At the time my doctor said it was down to my weight and didnt really offer any solutions. A few years later at 23 after hair started growing down my neck i got soo fraustrated and decided to tackle my problem instead of accepting it.
Barb, I was on a different cholesterol med which was working then started experiencing muscle weakness/ pain so he switched me to Crestor, now Iam wondering if the leg pain might have been from my thyroid. Not on any hormone replacement but he did suggest red rice something, guess I should check on that one. Barb thank you for your wealth of information and being kind enough to take the time to share it with me.
I have bad acne which I never had problems before. My moods are up and down. I'm losing hair and I gained 20 pounds. I don't feel the strings. I feel like I have a bladder infection all the time. I don't know what to do. I know I'm not pregnant and my doctor said I should be fine. I have 4 children and I think I will have it taken out and get fixed.
And my doctor is at a loss and dosent know what to do. I can tell you this I dont have cats and live a crazy life so I dont think its any of that. So cat lovers your safe. Keep the litter box clean and hug your kittys.
I was on incivek for 12 weeks and did not notice any estrogen based problems. My bone scan before tx and post tx was normal. Hair loss minimal-maybe 25%. Colored my hair every 4 weeks, too, lol! Periods were unfortunately irritatingly regular. Facial hair....not noticibly increased...except for the longer eyelashes ( a good thing) and totally crazy long eyebrows (not so good, but totally trim-able) We all react differently. I hope your sides turn out to be light. Good Luck!
I have another appt with my OBGYN on 1-6, she is on vacation now. I will ask if I can have local estrogen and i don't care what it is, but i want something to numb it all so I can run again. Unit 3 weeks ago i ran 3-10 miles each day and now it hurts to walk or sit in any pants and I feel awful about myself and my health all around. Please, if anyone has had good luck with ANYTHING let us know.
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