Losing Faith 😢
Where to begin...I'm 49 now, my story begins 4 years ago. Fighting the medical profession over issues that in the end resulted in chronic stress for 2 years and a loss of an ovary to a large cyst. I lost faith in the medical profession and felt every twinge I felt I had to self preserve and diagnose myself.
Six months after my surgery I noticed some hair loss. Normal so I'm told. My hairline was fine but my left side was getting thinner. I of course panicked went to the doctor and had blood work done. He said everything was normal. It was age. Mind you, I was only 45. No hair loss runs in my family mom, sisters cousins grandmother aunts. No one.
I started getting copies of my blood work and researching. My DHEAs were high but that was all I saw. My ferritin was low at that time but I since brought that up.
Fast forwarding a bit. Tons of blood work, doctors, dermatologists, natropaths, endos later no one can explain why my hairline is now receding.
My sides are showing scalp and my over hair is thinner. It's dry, and breaks and looks horrible. My front is the worst. I've tried supplements, and recently changed my diet a bit. I cut sugar, lowered carbs a bit (I was doing Atkins before the surgery and slowly lost weight even being strict on it) anyway cutting sugar, drinking spearmint tea for 3 months brought my DHEAs within range. Something since the start of my stressful journey they have never been.
That test was this past December. I was thrilled and thought things should get better now... not so. My temple on the left it almost bare. My hairline is going back and top sides all thinner and thinner with breakage until it falls out.
My husband is tired of hearing me and says I'm fine. I look great. I know better. I do have my stress under control but depression is horrible seeing my hair. Really hating life and feeling I just should somehow accept this horrible fate. Anyway that's some of my story in short form. I don't know if anyone even still comes to this page but wanted to share.