A General Piece of Information

This is a small update to note that on the left side of my frontal scalp, a small bald patch is appearing. It is not in keeping with the diffuse hair loss taking place at the top of my scalp. It appears, curiously enough, to have accelerated the hair fall in that particular area more significantly than any other.

Once the side I showed to the public, being so full of hair and new growth, it has now become the shameful side that is a little worse than it’s symmetrical opposite.

I think that I am beyond being sad about it all. I just want answers now. I demand answers, in fact.

I am printing out a five sheet research paper on hair loss, possible causes, and have even delved into the pure biochemistry of it all, with some equations and explanations of the various enzymes causing my hair follicles to weaken and drop out at a higher rate than they deign to grow in. I have listed the possible inhibitors which will inhibit the inhibition that is causing the production of the evil sister of testosterone, and which is causing my hair to fall out.

You may think that this is pretentious. But I have been seeing GPs since 2012. GPs are not hair specialists, and most of those I spoke to about the medical reasons behind my hair loss (years of extensive research) hadn’t a clue what I was talking about. So how can they help me if they don’t know what I am talking about?

I am going to present my research to my General Practitioner when I go in on Monday to discuss the fairly normal results of my  most recent blood tests. I will discuss my conclusions, and use them as an earnest argument in my case to be referred to a hair specialist. I shall show my doctor images of my hair from six months ago, to today. There has been a significant change.

My doctor might think me odd, or assume I am suffering from hypochondria, but I shall persevere. I am quite tired of being shunned by the medical world. Hair matters, folks! It’s not cancer, but it matters.

I will end my post with a quote that I find oddly fitting, never mind it came from the mouth of an atrocious woman.

The distance the shot-put goes, depends upon the effort that you PUT INTO IT. PERSPERATION! – Agatha Truncbull, Matilda, (1996 film).

4 thoughts on “A General Piece of Information

  1. I’m don’t know whether to feel worse for your hair loss or the terrible frustration! How awful to have no answers after all this time. Western medicine clearly seems to have failed you. I suspect that you are up to your eyeballs in well-meaning advice, but I toss this out as a suggestion… Where I live we have a wide variety of alternative health practitioners – naturopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese medicine. I’ve had great luck recently with hormone-related challenges through alternative medicine. I wish you the very best. Keep your spirits up. ❤

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    • Thank you so very much for your kind kind advice! Everybody brushes it off as not being serious or morbid but there is an arabic saying that roughly translates to: ‘Health is a crown upon the heads of the healthy, nobody sees it save for the afflicted’ and to me, hair is a crown upon the heads of those with hair! ;D I have not looked into Ayurvedic medicine, nor Chinese. And since I suspect this might be hormone-related I shall certainly delve into it. I am so glad you have had success with your hormone related challenges! Thank you! 🙂

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      • I will put this out there for the world to see, if it offers a bit of help to women out there…I’ve been having TERRIBLE hot flashes for well over a year – every hour breaking into a soaking sweat, day and night. My husband says I smell like a girls’ locker room. The sheets are soaked in the morning, ugh, ugh, ugh. I went to see an Ayurvedic medicine person. She gave me two natural herbs for balancing hormones to drink twice a day in a tea. Two weeks later my hot flashes are GONE, completely. I’m stunned. I offer this anecdote only as another avenue to pursue when western medicine seemed to have little to offer. ❤

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      • I think it is worth looking into other alternatives then! Western medicine will not always have the answer. It’s wonderful that you managed to vanquish your hot flushes! My doctor suggested I might have a hormone imbalance which is causing the hair fall, and it is absolutely true that there are so many women suffering with issues like these but have no answers. I strongly believe that there is a cure for EVERYTHING.

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