03-15-2012, 08:37 PM
I am a 26/F My hair loss started in June 2011. I first noticed hair coming out more than normal in the shower, and in the hair brush. I went to the dr and they ran a bunch of different tests, CBC, IRON, VITAMIN D, TESOSTERONE, THYROID, all came out normal. My ferritin level was a little low, 21.. but it was 21 a few years ago as well and i didnt have hair loss. I am going in on Wednesday for a punch test on my scalp. I have shedding throughout my entire scalp, but on my neck i have lost a lot more hair. So i had the results back from my punch biopsy and the dermatologist said it is telogen effluvium caused most likely by a low ferritin level. As of 3/2012 my ferritin level is now at 72. I am still losing hair horribly, and am wondering what is really going on?! im not sure what to do... all of my blood work has come back normal. a few years ago i did lose weight quickly, i did nutrisystem i lost 40 lbs in 16 weeks. I also drink more than 2 alcohol drinks 3x a week. I let my dr know this and she said i have several "factors" going on and should get a second opinion from my dermatologist. Im wondering what everyone thinks about this and if anyone has experienced something similar? i do not believe this has anything to do with my ferritin level as i have brought this up. also i eat spinach at least 1x a day, eat leafy greens and take 2 iron pills a day.