I'm having thin-hair issues too. Although I'm on Spironolactone and Metformin, and they're helping to control my facial hair, I feel like my scalp hair loss is getting worse. It's always been bad - my maternal grandfather was bald and I guess my high testosterone levels were activating those genes I carry from him. Though other signs point to my T levels going down. But either way the sink where I style my hair in the morning is always covered in a sprinkling of lost hair, and I'm always trying to hide my scalp.
Either my PCOS is not being controlled in this area, or the weight loss itself is provoking the increased loss temporarily. I haven't lost that much - 36 in the past year, of which 24 was since Christmas, so around 17% of my starting body weight. I've heard that MAJOR, sudden weight loss can provoke hair loss but surely my loss wouldn't be enough? I average around 1.5 pounds per week.
Or maybe it's just that last fall I started using product and blow-drying for volume for the first time in my life. But it's not like I'm teasing and backcombing or anything rough! Just a bit of high-hold goo and a 5min blowdry with a soft round brush.
I'm afraid of starting supplements or medicine for hair growth right now, when I'm already taking so much medicine. I don't want to overstress my liver or interfere with the regulation of my hormones and metabolism.
Hoping it starts to regulate and improve soon. I'm only 32!
| current weight: 308.0