View Full Version : Thinning all over!! Please help!

04-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Hey guys I'm new here, first off I am 21 years old. About 2 years ago my hair started falling out all over to the stage where it got ridiculously thin and I couldn't wear it any way so I had to shave it off. I was told by the dermatologist it was telogen effluvium and that it would come back. Sure enough, it started to grow back within a few months.

Back to regular thickness some 4 months later, I begin to notice excess shedding all over my head again. This has persisted the last year and is having a huge effect on me. I do have some hairline recession and thinning in the temple area which I understand is MPB, but the loss from the sides and back is what gets me.

Is this just a horrible variation of MPB or could this possibly be TE popping its head up again in a more chronic form? What are your suggestions? :confused:

04-06-2013, 12:28 PM
Long term shedding from TE is usually from some underlying condition rather than a "trigger event". Have you had any blood/thyroid tests done?

If not I'd suggest you start there. Diffuse thinning (sides as well) isn't suggestive of MPB, I'm going through the exact same thing but I know what my trigger was and the shedding is already slowing, lost about 30/40% of density within about 2 months. Sucks.