I am 33 years old and am active and healthy with healthy and positive relationships and lifestyle and have been experiencing much more than normal hair loss the last few weeks. I went to my doctor and she has tested my thyroid, tested me for lupus and alopecia. Everything came back normal. She also did not think I had a scalp fungus. I have been doing some extensive reading on Web MD and on the Mayo Clinic web site about other possibilities and seems like 3 things could be the culprit:
previous stress (I started a new career which was very stressful from January to April)
I got off the Nuva Ring (I had been on the Nuva Ring for 7 years and birth control for 16 year)
I was taking DHEA for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome prescribed to me by another doctor (I took 7 mg a day for 3 months).
I spoke with my GP and she thinks my hair loss could possibly be from a combination of these things.
I read that hair loss cause by DHEA may stop very soon after getting off the drug. Is this true?
I would also like to know if hair grows back after getting off the Nuva Ring or if I should consider getting back on another BC that is not associated with hair loss?
Are there any other tests I should consider or questions to ask my doctor?
About how long will I continue to lose my hair? I know this is a difficult question to answer. I am just afraid to lose all my hair and I want to take whatever steps I can to keep it.
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