Estrogen patch 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)?
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.
although i couldn't tell you for sure if the patch contributed because by the time i started with the patch my hair loss was significant. my gyno tells me that there is nothing in any of the above scrpts that would cause this type of side effect. of course i know differently because i read the prescription insert, not to mention two pharmacists told me it was a side effect.
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. However, I read that just the Estrogens also list this side effect, so I am afraid to take anything at all.
I was recently diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and through research i noticed Lupus patients suffer from "unusual hair loss". I have a rather large patch on the back of my head and i wonder if i need to be tested for lupus.
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!
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.
I am not convinced synthroid doesn't cause hair loss either. My hair loss has sped up since taking it but according to the endo my thyroid levels are in normal range. I am just waiting to see if it stops now. (I have been on synthroid for 6 weeks now) In the meantime I have been doing lots of research on hair loss in dermatology journals. I guess you know that low iron can cause hair loss as well as thyroid problems. I have low iron too and have been taking supplements since Oct. 1.
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?
This is something I've researched quite extensively-since this applies to me. Here's my email, in case I run out of room and you have further questions. (***@****)Also, proceed with caution-if you have any breast cancer in your immediate family, etc. There have been a number of studies on this subject, here and elsewhere,google it(hepatitis+c+estrogen)or go to (PubMed+T.Poynard+estrogen)This article in PubMed will tell you what they think. Good article.
Then I took my normal Dove Conditioner for dry hair and combed a large ammount of it through my hair and left it for 2-3 hours. When i rinsed my hair the waxy,stiff oily patch of hair was gone and i had my beautiful soft hair back. Now I have a cure in case this happens again. Hope it works for you too.
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.
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.
The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site. Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation.
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 guess your hair loss was due to stress. This whole thing is very stressful, which is bad when you are ttc. Good luck to you, try not to stress. You are doing all you can and god will soon answer your prayers.
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.
Yes, except for the tingling in arms, I get it in my hands, I had my ovaries out 6 weeks ago so I was thrown into full blown menopause,lost of interest in just about everything, tired, moody, plugged up the bath tub with hair loss when I washed my hair, I went for my post op check up and Dr, explained to me for a long time abou bio identical hormone replacemnet, he sold me on it, right now Im using Vivelle dot its a really small patch you put on either your belly or hip.
I had a hysterectomy at age 49 and it was devastating then! It sounds like you are not on an adequate form or dose of estrogen. The hormone loss (especially estrogen and possibly testosterone) after ovary removal can cause all kinds of health issues and make us feel like we are 90.
I feel sure there is an estrogen connection to hair loss, I just don't have it figured out, yet. I was positive that my estrogen production stopped on TX and am pretty sure it has not restarted. Going to an endocrinologist on Friday.
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.
My worst symptoms were SEVERE depression, fragmented sleep, horrible hair loss and graying, skin aging, and vision deterioration (very blurry vision). Estrogen has helped a lot and, in fact, cured my severe depression and helps immensely with sleep. I am still not the person I was prior to being de-sexed but I am at least functional and no longer want to end my life. I am still angry and don't think I will ever get over being betrayed by my long-time gynecologist.
that is what makes you feel sexy. Hopefully you are addressing your estrogen loss with a bio-identical patch like Climara. Climara will protect your bones, even help build bone. It will make you feel better also... comes in quite a few different doses, it does NOT have any horse urine estrogen. (Premarin is made from pregnant mares urine and is the Estrogen that caused the problems in the recent testing) Nor does Climara contain any synthetic progestins.
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 and many others use Vivelle its an estrogen patch,most all on it have no problems with vaginal dryness or lack of desire for sex,I would pressume the bleeding is from having sex with out lubrication? You should discuss bio-identicals with your doctor after he gives you a complete check up to rule out anything physical. Hang in there,,I have a feeling your problem can be easily solved..
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.
Any weight gain or loss I've had over the years has been gradual, and my hair is okay (quite thick actually) with no more than the usual hair loss each shower. The cramps/heavy periods aren't new for me. They've been that way for many, many years (since I was at least 21). Assuming it's not that (I'll look into it, but I really doubt that's it), I'm looking for other cramp prevention alternatives. Thanks!
My question is I have cruised through this forum and read many of the threads. I used to have the dry skin, hair loss and standard Hashi symptoms, synthroid has taken care of all of that for me, i really dont feel bad except i do now have very very dry skin. My dr always does just the cheap thyroid test, I am going for a complete physicalm in two days. I just think a full thyroid panel should be done, am I right? also what would the proper name for a full thyroid scan be , just that?
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