For the last few months I have noticed an increased shedding of my hair and it has reached the stage that I have a noticeable thinning around my temples in particular. The scalp is showing and my hairline is further back than it was. I'm finding it quite distressing and dread looking in the mirror or brushing my hair. I have such fine hair naturally that I can't afford to lose much more!
I was on the Brenda / Diane type contraceptive pills for years as I've always had issues with acne, but I ceased this a few months ago. I don't know if it's related but my hair problems seemed to have started since I stopped the pill. I really don't want to go on it again because of the risks (I'm 38), it also really messes with me emotionally and I'm using an alternative treatment now for my skin.
Has anyone had any experience with this? When I google it, I come across a tonne of hair loss forums and there never seems to be many happy stories of hair regrowth, just sad women desperate for help and its freaking me out!
I am seeing my dr tomorrow and will obtain a referral for a dermatologist, but it may take a couple of months to see them.
I know there are worse things that can happen in life, and it's not all about looks. But I'm already quite damaged self esteem wise from suffering from acne since I was 11. I have only in the past few yrs come to a peace with myself so I really wish this wasn't happening to me.
Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you.