I have been on the oral contraceptive Yasmin
for two years now and have noticed an increase in my hair loss. is there any
research conected with this issue?
Iím 27 year old woman and I was recently
prescribed Proscar 5mg to for my acne due to PCOS. Currently Iím taking
Jeanine OC (European OC similar to Diane 35 or US counterpart Yasmine) but I
would like to eventually have children so my questions are: How long can
Proscar stay in my body after I stop taking it? How long would I have to
wait after I stop taking to get pregnant? Are there any other side effects?
My hair has been thinning for over a year.
I've been on the oral contraceptive Yasmin. My doctor did tests and told me
that they showed my estrogen level to be somewhat low. He suggested I stop
the pill for a few weeks but I'm worried that this might make my hair loss
I have severe hot flashes and burning feet.
They started after I went off HRT several years ago. My doctor has tried
several things and I am now having success with 10 Miligrams of Lexapro a
day. I just can't figure how the burning feet has to do with hormones. I am
not depressed and would like to go off the Lexapro, but can't because of the
burning feet problem at night. I think the hot flashes are a little better,
but the feet aren't . Have you ever heard of this problem?
|Why do some women notice an increase in facial
and body hair around the time or menopause?
I am 27 and have recently been diagnosed with
AGA. I have some noticeable thinning on top. I was going to begin treatment
and have now become pregnant. I am worried about the alopecia worsening
during pregnancy. I hope to have some hair left to try and save. What is
your experience with this.
I would like to know if you are diagnosed with
premature ovarian failure if it is possible to have children? I have been on
several birth control pills to regulate my menstrual cycle. I want to have
children naturally without borrowing another woman's eggs.
I started Diane 35 a week ago and I am
noticing that I am very moody. I get irritated and upset easily. Will this
|Have there been any known thyroid problems
occurring in patients on Yasmin or any drug interactions with Yasmin
that may lead to thyroid problems?
I was diagnosed with
PCOS about 4 years ago. I was also diagnosed
with severe Rosacea at about the same time. With doctors' help, I got the
PCOS both under control, lost 85 lbs, had a
baby and am now suffering more than ever. The rosacea I have is believed to be
aggravated by my low levels of testosterone and I am now using progesterone
cream, along with some other natural remedies. I wonder, have you heard of the
PCOS and rosacea?
I am quite interested in trying breast
enhancement pills, but skeptical at the same time. I have been researching on
the internet about certain types. Several sites stated that there are only 4
herbs that help breasts grow safely: fenugreek, fennel, wild yam, saw
palmetto. I was wondering if these herbs would work with breast growth, and if
it would be safe to take these pills.
Is the following test useful w/ treatment
and/or detection of
Can laser hair removal permanently remove
facial hair even someone diagnosed with
I notice near my periods I get headaches, and
have had seizures. I have heard this is due to estrogen dominance. I've heard
also that estrogen unopposed by progesterone can cause problems like these. Is
this true? I am having a hysterectomy and am afraid of being just on estrogen.
I have all the indicators for
PCOS (Acne/Alopecia, abnormal hormonal levels,
cysts, high cholesterol, abdominal weight gain) but I was given the 3 hour
glucose/insulin test and was told that I did not have an insulin resistance
problem, and therefore should not be medicated for it. But I wonder- is that
necessarily true? Could the 'normal' insulin levels for most people be wrong for
me? Should I ask to try an insulin level treating drug? I've been on hormonal
treatment for a year now and other than clearing my skin a little and somewhat
lessening my period pains it had not helped much.
My two sisters and I have all have
PCOS. My oldest
sister is slim and in great health. My second oldest sister is severely obese,
diabetic and has a host of other troubles. In the past four years, after I went
off the pill, I have gained 125 lbs. My sister's doctor has her scheduled for
gastric bypass surgery. My doctor wants me to have the surgery. I just don't see
the surgery as a solution. I cannot figure out how making a stomach smaller will
take away all the hormone issues we are plagued with. Please explain why
doctor's are considering this drastic surgery for
Why would hair follicles suddenly become
sensitive to testosterone when they seemed not to be before? I'm 26 and have
never had a problem with facial hair before and have noticed some fine dark
hairs on my chin and also on my stomach which are concerning me. I just want
to do what I can to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
I don't hear anyone talking about hormone
replacement and birth control. When one reaches peri-menopausal stages, there
is always the risk of an accidental pregnancy in people who think they have
passed the age and are not careful. I've never heard of this among
acquaintances over 50 but I certainly have heard stories about women in their
40's. Do those HRT's like Orthoprefest function the same way as birth control
pills so that ovulation doesn't happen?
I am a 22 year old woman who has been
experiencing hair loss since the age of 14. At the beginning I didn't pay much
mind to my hair loss as I started out with an extremely full head of hair. As
I have gotten older and the hair loss has persisted, I can now see my scalp,
and it is very emotionally straining on me. I have gone to many
dermatologists, and have been said to have androgenetic alopecia, which they
also said can not be helped. In your opinion can you tell me if you think my
hair loss sounds like it can be due to my hormones being imbalanced. And do
you think my emotionally scaring condition can be helped?
I have an appointment in a week, but before I
go I would like to know if the Norplant implants could have been a factor in
hair loss. I also used to comb my hair tightly and my friend told me it could
be traction alopecia.
I am a 28 year old woman living in Australia
and am considering traveling to New York to see Dr Redmond as I have had
alopecia areata intermittently since I was six years old and it has now become
alopecia universalis as no treatments are working. My hair fell out as a child
almost annually until i got my period at 14yrs old, and didn't fall out aging
totally until I was 25. From 20 to 25 there were a couple of patches which
were treated with cortisone injections, but at 25 all my hair fell out and no
treatments (minoxidil, puva, diphencyprone) were effective. I have worn a wig
for 2 years and my hair has started to grow and fallen out again twice within
How reliable, if at all are at home hormone
saliva tests? I have no insurance and was thinking that this would be a good
way to test my hormones. Also, if they are reliable would a doctor take the
results and possibly proceed with treatment?|
Thank you for a great website!
I'm 53 years old and my sex drive has been
very low for many years. I have not yet experienced any signs of menopause and
my doctor has tested my hormone level and agrees. Now, with all the TV
advertising about female libido enhancers, my husband is encouraging me to try
one (Libidoplex). I don't want to be taken by a snake oil salesman. I
understand that it is an herbal supplement. How does a female libido enhancer
work and can it really help?
As far as androgenic alopecia is concerned,
will progesterone therapy restore the balance and allow the body to again grow
My 15 1/2 year old daughter's right breast is
considerable smaller than her left breast which is almost not even developed.
She is very self conscious of this . What can I do and what can she do to "
hide" this. She has worn padded bra's and that has seemed to help her. I will
accept any suggestions you might have.
My doctor prescribed aldactone 100mg for me
but I am worried about taking it because I read that it may cause enlargement
of the breasts and voice change. Can I also take Glucophage (metformin) with
Please give some advice on antidepressants
specifically SSRI's and decrease in sex drive? I have been placed on other
antidepressants and they do not help and the only ones that I can seem to
function on mentally are SSRI's specifically Paxil 40mg.|
First of all, thank you SO much, Dr. Redmond,
for your kindness and caring. I have noticed a drastic thinning of my hair in
the past several months. I have been on Estratest since my hysterectomy 8
years ago. I have noticed no problems from it and had no hair problems at all.
My cardiologist put me on Lotrel for high blood pressure. It was during this
time that my hair problem began. I insisted on stopping the Lotrel in November
and I seem to have stopped losing as much hair. What is your opinion?
I am 22, and have been on Ortho Tricyclin for
about 6 years. I suffer from alopecia, and believe that my pill helps keep it
somewhat at bay. What is your opinion of the new pill, Seasonale, that cuts
the number of periods to just four times a year? Do you think this pill would
be helpful with my alopecia?
|I have read that treatment of hirsutism
with spironolactone can show positive results within about six months. So,
after those six months can the patient stop taking the medication, or will it
be necessary to take it indefinitely?
|I believe I have
hirsutism and have done extensive
research on what I will probably need to rid myself of this problem. Yet
everything seems to be not breastfeeding friendly. How am I to get this
problem solved and continue my breastfeeding relationship with my son?
|I'm 53 years old and I am in menopause.
I have skipped 8 periods and do not get hot flashes or night sweats., however
I do get bladder infections almost every month. What can I do about that. I
use vagifem twice a week and it worked for awhile. Now it seems I'm back to
square one again. The vagifem doesn't seem to be working. Do you have any
|I am a 35 year old female with diagnosed
AGA (biopsy). All hormone tests are normal -- my androgens are normal. I am
now considering propecia. In your practice how effective is this medication
for hair regrowth in women? Why do published results (postmenopausal women)
indicate this medication does not work if DHT is the cause? Thank you for your
|Over time, does shaving cause hair to
grow back thicker or coarser?
|I have been losing a lot of hair for the
last 6 years, and at the beginning was diagnosed hyperandrogenism based on
hormone analyses, presumably due to PCOS. I also have some acne and recently
also some unwanted hair on the face. Now the hair loss is indeed notorious.
However, it does NOT follow the expected FEMALE PATTERN, but it is mainly on
the temples (where it is severe, both in density and thickness/length), and at
the sides, i.e. between temples and ears, where I notice a significant hair
density decline (although with no thinning as in temples). Can this pattern be
attributed to androgenic or other hormone-related alopecia, or do you think it
could be an independent problem?
I have been reading about PCOS all night. I
was diagnosed several years ago. What I am trying to find out is: Does
Metformin shrinks cysts? I have read everywhere that women have a normal
menstrual cycle after using it, get pregnant, and reduced chance of
miscarriage, helps weight loss.|
I just canít find the answer I am seeking. Any help is appreciated.
|I'm 17 yrs. old and one of my breast is
a DD and the other is like a B or C. It's really embarrassing because I have
to wear padding in my bra because I don't want people to know of my
abnormality. My doctor doesn't know why my breast is like that and I was
wondering if you would know of anyone who would know about my specific
problem. I want to have surgery on it but the surgery cost so much money I
wouldn't know how to afford it. I'm to embarrassed to date anyone.
I recently read an article that stated high
levels of mercury can also cause people to lose their hair. I eat a lot of tuna,
salmon and mahi-mahi and am wondering if this could be my problem.
I am 19 and I took a birth control pill called
Trivora for a year. When I got off of it, I started growing facial hair on my
chin and side of my face. Could this have caused it? And if so, can I do
anything about it?
I've been given a prescription for Estratest
(low dosage) for HRT because I complained of sexual dysfunction and hot
flashes. Previously I've been controlling hot flash symptoms for 3 years by
taking birth control (Alesse) pills. I am 50 years old. Recent studies show
possible problems with HRT but no problem with birth control. Why not just
stay on the birth control pills? |
Also, since I have a healthy uterus shouldn't I be taking a combination of
estrogen and progesterone anyway? Estratest seems to be lacking progesterone. My
research shows an increased risk of uterine cancer if I don't take the combined
dosage. If I should have testosterone also (for libido) should my testosterone
levels be checked before prescribing and then monitored while on the hormones?
Last August I had the mirena put in which is
basically made up of|
levonorgestrel. Three months later, in November, my hair started to fall out
and there has been radical thinning across the top of my scalp and at the
front on either side of my hair parting. Because of this I had the mirena
removed last month. Do you think my hair loss was as a result of the mirena
and more importantly, now that it's been removed will it grow back?
In your book, you said that the cyproterone
acetate in Diane-35 has some of the same side effects as Provera. I experienced
those when I tried Diane-35. What are the side effects of drospirenone in Yasmin
besides the diuretic one? How would the side effects of this progestin compare
with norgestimate in Orthocyclen?
Thanks for answering questions for which
answers are usually rarely available. Recently I visited a dermatologist for my
hair loss and she told me a low level chronic stress causes chronic Telogen
effluvium. She also told me to take prescriptions for stress relief. Is this
diagnosis true because I have heard that stress cannot cause hair loss. There
seem to be two schools of thought on this subject.
What are your thoughts on reported connections
between acne treatments tetracycline/minocycline and hair loss? I began to
experience mild acne a little less than a year ago and was prescribed
tetracycline. After a couple of months the acne cleared, but I also noticed
significant thinning in the temple areas. I stopped taking the medication over 5
months ago and there's been no regrowth. My dermatologist told me there was no
connection, but I had no lifestyle changes besides the medication to cause the
I am a 25 year old that went on to Diane 35
for 4 months to treat mild acne. I stopped after 4 months because I felt like
it was getting worse after 4 months. Now my acne is worse than when I first
began the birth control pill. Now, 11 months later I still suffer from acne. I
was wondering if by going onto this pill if I have caused a permanent hormone
|I just recently had a baby girl. A month
ago I realized my otherwise very thick and strong healthy hair began to shed
noticeably and it is beginning to worry me. I don't know if its form being
stressed because I need a job or is it from me having the baby who is now 3
months old (note: I have a 8 year old son and it did not happen when I had
I am a teenager, and I have noticed many
changes in my body hair. I was wondering if this would have anything to do
with the hormones that are in the foods we buy and eat.
I have one breast that looks like an adult
breast and the other is much smaller and still looks like a child's budding
breast. I had a doctor say it might have to|
do with my hormones. I would like any information you can give me about
|Firstly, thank you for your honest and
easy to understand site.|
My question: Is Hormonal alopecia the same as Androgenic alopecia; and if it
is not would Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) stop hair loss in hormonal
alopecia? And does hormonal alopecia shrink the hair size or does this only
occur with continued hair loss?
|I was wondering about the concept of
Vestigial Organs. Like the appendix and the tail bone, will hair start
disappearing in the human species because there seems to be no physiological
use for it? Should we have to stop the process of evolution to cure hair loss?
Almost all my friends inevitably say that their parents had more hair than
them. My mother at 56, has more hair than me at 28 and we do not have any
history of balding in the family. The problem of hair loss seems to be more
and more prevalent.
My wife 27 years of age experienced ectopic
pregnancy with her first expected baby, does she have a chance to be pregnant
|After trying every dermatologic
treatment for my acne to no avail, I began taking otho Tri Cyclen and after 2
months my skin was completely clear. However, in the third month I started
developing brown patches on my face which my Gyn said looked like melasma.
Have you had any experience with certain types or brands of BCP's that are
less likely to cause melasma?
Is PCOS hereditary, can it be passed on to my
Most doctors state hair growth is based on your culture...Italian, Middle
Eastern, etc. Is that true or is it all PCOS related?
If hormone problems can lower a woman's
libido, would they also increase it significantly? My Dr. thinks that I may
have a hormonal imbalance. Recently I have been experiencing an overwhelming
sexual appetite. I am constantly excited and can thinking of nothing other
|I'm a healthy 26 year old and I've had
acne since I was 12. A gyno gave me Aldactone to take. He said the hair and
acne on my chin is due to hormones. Aldactone didn't clear up my acne and I
took accutane too, but my acne came back. Is Diane 35 any more dangerous than
other BCP's such as Ortho-tricyclin? I've talked to women who have taken both
and the side effects with Ortho-Tri seems to be more sever than Diane 35 so I
don't understand why Diane 35 is not FDA approved.
|I have been on Estratest for 11 years
now since having a hysterectomy at an early age. Now I am having thinning of
hair around my hair line. Can that be related to the medication? Also I
developed panic attacks, can that make my hair thin?
|I am 33 years old and have been
experiencing a serious amount of hair shedding for about the past 6 weeks. I
have been taking Paxil CR for about 16 weeks. The strange thing is that the
hair that is growing back is very thin in diameter and frizzy and unruly. Not
nearly as thick as my hair used to be. Do you think this has been caused by
|I've been taking Diane 35 for 1 1/2
years. Due to much improvement, I have stopped taking it for 3 months. But
after that my acne re-occurred and it covers my chest area. Now the doctor had
just advised me that I cannot stop taking Diane-35. I'm afraid that if I
continue taking for a long time, I might not be able to conceive in the near
|First I would like to say THANK YOU for
helping women with these issues. To many times we are told nothing can be
done. If only there were more doctors like you. I am 31, have experienced
continued hair shedding since my daughters birth 14 years ago. Recently I
started taking 150mg of Spironolactone. After about 3 months it seemed to help
well. But it only helped for about 3 months. Do you know why this would
happen? Where could I go from here?
|I am 45 years old and have recently been
experiencing hair loss. My physician prescribed Premphase to alleviate the
hair loss. I haven't started taking the medication because of the many
concerns I have regarding increased risks for breast cancer, heart disease,
and blood clots. My doctor has assured me that there are relatively few risks
for women who take hormone replacement therapy for less than five years. My
question for you is, if I experience decreased hair loss while taking this
medication, what will happen when I stop taking it at the end of the five
years? Will my hair start falling out again?
|Several of my daughter's friends are
taking a breast enhancement product from
www.wonderbreast.com . They all say it works and now my daughter wants to
try it. The only ingredient it contains is bovine ovary. What's your opinion
of people taking bovine ovary? It doesn't sound very safe.
In your opinion, is there a connection between tubal ligation, very heavy
periods, low iron stores and hair loss? What type of doctor would I contact
| My last period was 3/01-however,
I recently went through PMS again and had a period in July of this year. I am
54 yrs old and have been having hot flashes for the past 5 years. The hot
flashes have been less frequent in the last 2 months. I had my last gyn
check-up and pap smear in April. Does this mean it will take another year
before I end menopause? Also, my prior periods were coming every 3 months.
| I am currently on spiranolcatone
because of acne problems. My complexion has cleared tremendously and I am
happy on this medication. My question is what do I do when I want to get
pregnant, and I can longer take this medication. My face is going to break out
and look ugly for nine months so will I have to discontinue use and break out
| I have been reading that there
are conflicting views on whether it is as effective to take a generic form of
Aldactone. What is your opinion on this? I am on Spironolactone. Is the
generic form as effective as the name brand for women's hair loss?
| I was prescribed 100mg of
Aldactone per day by my dermatologist, to treat acne, but I've been doing some
research since and I realized that it can actually worsen your testosterone
level (cause facial hair, deeper voice etc.) How can an anti-androgenic drug
have this adverse effect and am I in danger of having these unwanted effects
with my dosage?
| Insightful site! I am a 30+
female and want to know what foods (if any) in ones diet stimulates the
overproduction of testosterone. What effect does stress have on the
| I am a 41 year old woman who is
loosing my hair rapidly. I have been to several doctors and they all tell me
the same thing. Learn to live with it. I have been on thyroid hormone
replacement therapy since 1994 and have been loosing my hair since then. My 14
year old daughter is also loosing her hair as well There is no history of hair
loss in my family. Please advise if there is any thing I should do to help my
daughter and myself grow our hair back and stop the loss of hair now.
| I am 52 and going through menopause. I fought taking any HRT because I was afraid of hair loss. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis in 1999 and had some hair loss with that (but it grew back). Treating that has been an on/off again problem though. My hair recently started shedding horribly again. My gyn just put me on Estratest - H.S. and prometrium. I asked about doing blood work first and she said "no - try this first." I have a problem with that. I have one of your books and after reading this information on your web site too, I am concerned about taking anything with testosterone. I really don't know what to do. I'm so confused and the doctor acts like I'm questioning her abilities.
| I have been taking spironolactone (100 now 50 mg/day) for about a year now. It has completely cleared my skin of acne. However, how much longer must I continue on it? Will my skin flare up after discontinuing it? Also, I am 24 and would like to have children in a few years. Will the acne get worse during pregnancy when my hormones are in a hyperdynamic state and I am not on spironolactone?
| Can increased hair growth be related to an under-active thyroid gland and not in conjunction with increased levels of testosterone?
| I am 47 years old and just had some blood tests to check my hormone levels. I went to the Dr. because I had been noticing an increased amount of hair loss and thinning (my hair texture in some areas had actually changed). My Dr. informed me that I was menopausal, but did not seem overly concerned. I have an appointment with a Dermatologist but from everything I have been reading, I wonder if this will help. I also been experiencing other mild symptoms (fatigue, headache, indigestion, anxiety and mood swings) but the hair loss is the most overwhelming. If I was your patient what type of testing might you do? Also, do you have a high success rate for treating women experiencing hair loss due to menopause? How long does this "condition" last? I am not taking any type of HRT currently.
| I have a five-year old daughter who has hair growth on her back. She has always had a hairy back but over the years it seems to be more and growing longer. Her arms and legs are hairy but not excessive. She shows no signs of early puberty. Her pediatrician sent me to an endocrinologist. Some hormonal test were done and I was told that the hair on her back was just her make up. I am concerned for when she does go through puberty. Her dark black hair all over her back is already embarrassing her. Am I missing something?
| I am 27 years old and I have had my left tube removed due to an eptopic pregnancy. I deal with just about every symptom listed for hormone problems, but what I did not see listed was nausea. Is that not also an symptom? I can no longer have children, so what are treatments for someone my age that has three children?
| I am currently going through menopause and was on put on Bio-identical hormones of Tri Estrogen and Progesterone. I am currently off HRT and have the following question. I have recently read about the connection between too much estrogen and dry eyes. However is there any link between dry eyes and deficiency of of any one hormone in the system ?
| Can the condition Hyperparathyroid cause hair loss? What exactly is Hyperparathyroid?|
| I am 38 and a month ago noticed my thinning hair. My general pract. took your standard tests (blood work) and sent me home. I wasn't satisfied with that so I went to my dermatologist. They want more blood work done but nothing to check for
PCOS. I have oily skin, acne (mild), and heavy/clotting but regular periods. I don't seem to have a weight issue. He has taken me off all vitamins and I now have to use a special shampoo, anti-fungal cream, and Topicort. Now to my question....Who is going to help me??? My general, my dermatologist or my gyno?
| Are you familiar with any relationship between low serrum ferritin levels and hair loss? Also, I have been taking Synthroid for a few years. I have read that Synthroid has been known to cause hair loss. Are you in agreement with this, and do you believe that more natural thyroid replacement is better for hair loss? Thank you for your response.
| I am 37 years old and had a hysterectomy three years ago. I recently noticed a thinning of hair on the top, front portion of my head.
I am on Esclim patch and was wondering if that could be causing this. I have only started noticing this over the past two months or so. I have been on esclim for about 6 months.|
Prior to Esclim I was on another patch and changed because it was difficult to keep on and esclim seems to stay on better.
The thinning is not noticeable to anyone else yet but me. However, I am fearful that it is worsening.
Can you help. I am really concerned about the thinning.
| I am 10 weeks pregnant, have PCOS, and am IR. I'm not on any meds currently for the IR, but my Dr. wants me to start insulin shots or go on an insulin pump. The reason is - I've tried glucophage and couldn't tolerate it. So he told me I have to be on something because when I check my blood sugar levels, my levels vary from 120's all the up to 180's. I will do what I have to ... even if its shots, but before I do, is there anything else I can try? And what is happening to the fetus now while I'm not on meds and my blood sugar levels are so high? I'm afraid there are risks and my Dr. has told me of none. Please help me!
| Are you familiar with any relationship between low serrum ferritin levels and hair loss? Also, I have been taking Synthroid for a few years. I have read that Synthroid has been known to cause hair loss. Are you in agreement with this, and do you believe that more natural thyroid replacement is better for hair loss?
| I am 10 weeks pregnant, have PCOS, and am IR. I'm not on any meds currently for the IR, but my Dr. wants me to start insulin shots or go on an insulin pump. . . he told me I have to be on something because when I check my blood sugar levels, my levels vary from 120's all the up to 180's. I will do what I have to ... even if its shots, but before I do, is there anything else I can try? And what is happening to the fetus now while I'm not on meds and my blood sugar levels are so high? I'm afraid there are risks and my Dr. has told me of none. Please help me!|
| Hair loss can certainly cause devastation and depression. I have heard that antidepressants can cause some hair loss. What kind of antidepressants are prescribed that do not cause hair loss?|
| If androgenic alopecia is caused, in part, by scalp hair follicles being "supersensitive" to testosterone, does that mean ANY amount of testosterone is risky?
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| I am hypothyroid with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and adrenal fatigue. Currently I am only taking DHEA and thyroid replacement hormones. One symptom that has been bothering me considerably is a terrible red flush of the skin, particularly as the day progresses. I look like I have a terrible sunburn, and it's all over, even in places that haven't seen the sun in years!|
| I have a lot of the symptoms associated with hormone problems so I have been doing research. I was wondering if you have ever heard of Post Tubal Syndrome? If you have do you believe it could be a true affliction or if you haven't heard of it do you think it could be possible that having your tubes tied could result in hormone problems?
| If your androgen levels are too low, can this cause you to have hair loss or thinning all over your body?
| My doctor recently did a test on my testosterone and prolactin levels due to a suspicion of PCOS. He said my levels were normal, but I wanted to know if this definitely means that I do not have PCOS or if there are other tests that can be done.
|I've read about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but what else can cause hirsutism? I am an electrologist and many of the women I treat for unwanted do not have other signs of PCOS such as weight gain or irregular periods.
| Do a lot of women have luck with Spirolactone?? I read your website. Would Yasmin be a good BCP to be on as well, in your opinion?
| Over the couple of years after starting OrthoTriCyclen, I noticed that I started losing a lot of hair (losing hair in the shower and even after combing my hair AFTER getting out of the shower!) I just recently switched to Apri a couple of months ago and I still continue to lose a lot of hair. Is it possible that oral contraceptives can cause androgenic alopecia since there's the presence of androgens in these combination contraceptives?
|I was reading the site regarding Androgenic Alopecia. I have been on 150mg of Spiro for almost six months. I get conflicting messages on weather it is safe or not. My endocrinologist said no way to me using Spiro until he seen in person how this was effecting me emotionally. I was wondering if in your experience treating women with Spironolactone, if you have seen them develop any health problems from this medication or would you say that it is a fairly safe drug to use?
|I am in my early 30's and was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance about a year ago. I was on glucophage for about 2 months and it made me so ill, I finally just couldn't take the side effects anymore I was too miserable. I now have been on Actos 15 mg for about 2 months, and am also on Spironolactine, and the pill. How long do I have to be off of the Actos and spironolatine before I can conceive?
|I have hereditary Cystic Acne on my back and in my groin area. I was advised by a skin consultant that Aldactone might be of benefit to me.
Iím not in menopause yet but Iím 47 so I know it is not far off. You read so much these days about treating menopause but it seems to me that it is a natural event, not a disease. Why should menopause need to be treated?
I'm 29 years old and I was diagnosed with TE 4 years ago. The hair loss
came out of the blue, I wasn't on any medications including birth control
pills. . .
I am interested in you opinion of the use of Metformin in women with PCOS in order to help regulate menstruation, regulate ovulation and increase chances of fertility.
Thank-you in advance for considering my question.
I am in desperate need of your help. My hair has been falling out
for at least 6 months. It is falling out all over my head. I have (had)
very thick hair and now it is quite thin.
I am 31 and have thinning scalp hair probably due to too much testosterone. It is very worrisome and I am on Spironolactone and a birth control pill. They seem to help some but not as much as I'd like. I'm really concerned about the hair loss and also concerned because I would like to have a baby in the future and can't get PG while on these meds.