View Full Version : Hi, 22 and shedding like crazy

10-25-2010, 01:33 AM

I'm a 22 year old male, soon to be 23. I noticed that my hair line will start to reced when i was 19, but during almost 4 years it has been receding only slightly. It's there but it hasn't been progressing fast.

Now a month and a half ago i notice that my hair didn't have much volume and that i was lossing a lot of hair in the shower. I didn't think of it much because i was out of the country for 3 months and had just gotten back home and thought the shampoo at home just didn't give me as much volume. But two weeks pass and i noticed that the hair shedding isn't stopping. Now 6 weeks later i can see my scalp through my hair and the hair is still shedding. In 2 months i have lost soo much hair and it's so visible. And it's diffuse hair loss all over the scalp except the back and sides. When i rub my hand over those parts i still get hairs in my hand but it's not as nearly as bad as the rest of the scalp.

I went to a dermatologist and she said there is no way i had lost that much hair in that short of a time frame. But i have photos and i know how my hair felt, since i knew it was receding a bit i was paranoid about it.

Now this summer i was working all the time 12-13 hours a day, getting every day up at 5 o'clock getting very little sleep, working physical work in the sun for 90 days with no day off. Durring which i got sick and worked for like 10 days with a fever and heavy, heavy back pain. It sucked a lot.

Now could this hair shedding be Telogen Effluvium, due to the fever and heavy stress those 10 days?

Because the sides of my forehead where the small recesion started, have been shedding at the same pace as the rest of the scalp, no more no less.

Someone please give me some advice, cause i feel i'm gonna go bald in a month or 2 at this pace.

Thanks upfront