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  • Jarrod
    Member
    • Oct 2008
    • 31

    Telogen Effluvium

    I thought Iíd tell you all some good news. I went to the dermatologist yesterday and asked about my hair. He took some of my hair and examined it under a microscope. He said I had male pattern baldness, but the main reason I was losing my hair was from telogen effluvium. He said that I was so stressed out that itís causing my hair to fall out. He said my body is in such shock thatís itís causing me to lose hair at a fast rate. He said some of my hair might grow back. He also told me if they run any experiments on hair loss that heíd let me know about them.
  • davesolazzo
    Member
    • Oct 2008
    • 58

    #2
    Hey that is good news. Hopefully you'll get some regrowth after the stress subsides.

    What was your dermatologist saying about letting you know about experiments? Is he gonna hook you up with some experimental treatments? Hey can you get him to hook me up too.

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    • SpencerKobren
      Administrator
      • Oct 2008
      • 398

      #3
      Originally posted by davesolazzo
      Hey that is good news. Hopefully you'll get some regrowth after the stress subsides.

      What was your dermatologist saying about letting you know about experiments? Is he gonna hook you up with some experimental treatments? Hey can you get him to hook me up too.
      We're in your corner Jarrod! Keep us posted.
      Spencer Kobren
      Founder, American Hair Loss Association
      Host, The Bald Truth Radio Show

      I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.

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      • Jarrod
        Member
        • Oct 2008
        • 31

        #4
        He just told me that if any places run any new experiments on hair loss that he'd let me know about them. He said I was losing my hair at a fast rate for my age. I hope Emory does some experiments with hair loss. I'll try anything to get my hair back. I don't care what test, I'll try it lol.

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        • Buckerine11
          Senior Member
          • Nov 2008
          • 107

          #5
          Originally posted by Jarrod
          I thought Iíd tell you all some good news. I went to the dermatologist yesterday and asked about my hair. He took some of my hair and examined it under a microscope. He said I had male pattern baldness, but the main reason I was losing my hair was from telogen effluvium. He said that I was so stressed out that itís causing my hair to fall out. He said my body is in such shock thatís itís causing me to lose hair at a fast rate. He said some of my hair might grow back. He also told me if they run any experiments on hair loss that heíd let me know about them.
          Hey Jarrod, I think telogen effluvium is also a big part of my hair loss. I have some recession of my hairline, but my hair loss was far too rapid and diffuse to be completely MPB. I've also lost alot of body hair. What was your hair loss like? And how long has your hair been falling out?
          Also, did your dermatologist tell you what a possible course of treatment would be? Thanks.

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          • Jarrod
            Member
            • Oct 2008
            • 31

            #6
            If you go to this link you can see what my hair loss looks like.



            I've been losing my hair since 2007. I've tried pretty much everything for hair loss. I couldn't stand Rogaine it kept making my head itch. I tried Propecia/Proscar for over a year, no results. I don't take anything for my hair loss now.

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            • akha
              Junior Member
              • Mar 2009
              • 15

              #7
              Hey Jarrod

              I am in the same boat as you (I saw your youtube videos). I got diffuse hair loss all over my head. Plus I was stressing a lot when it first happened (3 months ag0). I started propecia and chilled out a bit. But my hair loss has been rapid over the last couple of months - I also hope that this is the stress causing Telogen Eff.

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              • akha
                Junior Member
                • Mar 2009
                • 15

                #8
                oh by the way, how stressed are you? i mean ive been thinking about it a lot. but its not really affecting my sleep and i still go out and have fun. I just get a little depressed sometimes, nothing that severe. Wonder if youre on the same level.

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                • Jarrod
                  Member
                  • Oct 2008
                  • 31

                  #9
                  For the past several months I have been pretty stressed out. I lost my dad last summer, and then I lost my grandmother a few months ago. Since they both died nothing has gone right. Things just seem like they got worse. My hair countines to get worse every day. Nothing has grown back and now it's even starting to thin on the right side of my head now too. I try to ignore it when I go out with friends, but I will admit sometimes it bothers me. It's getting to the point now to where it's hard to hide the bald spots. If things get worse in the future I guess Iíll go for a buzz cut. Hopefully I wonít look too bad bald.

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                  • akha
                    Junior Member
                    • Mar 2009
                    • 15

                    #10
                    Sorry to hear about your loss. You will make it out of this stronger no doubt.

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                    • Jarrod
                      Member
                      • Oct 2008
                      • 31

                      #11
                      Thanks akha. It's been a tough year, but I'm hoping things will get better. I doubt I'll ever get my hair back, but at least I still have what's left of my family still around.

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                      • mhoffma1
                        Member
                        • Jan 2009
                        • 42

                        #12
                        Hey Jarrod,

                        Did the doctor who diagnosed your hair loss as being owed (at least somewhat) to high stress suggest that you see a therapist and/or take an anti-anxiety medication? I mean, you're a young guy who recently lost his dad and is also dealing with hair loss. That's a lot of stuff going on brother. As someone who lost his mom at a young age and also started losing hair at a young age (~23), I can tell you that going on an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant was incredibly helpful for me -- and I can't be sure, but I think my hair loss really stalled, if not stopped, when I began taking the medication, perhaps because I wasn't stressing out anymore. Now 37, I recently had a HT done, and I don't take the anti-anxiety meds anymore -- I think I just needed some help getting through a rough patch in my life and I needed some non-stressed time to get some perspective on things.

                        Remember too Jarrod, in regard to your hair loss, that you are likely a very good candidate for a hair transplant if that is what you eventually decide to do about your situation. In any case, I wish you the best.

                        Take care,
                        Michael

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                        • akha
                          Junior Member
                          • Mar 2009
                          • 15

                          #13
                          I think the balding process is much worse than actually being bald. But I wouldnt say youll lose your hair forever. Theres transplants you can do down the track and who knows 10 years from now cloning and other technologies will enable us to get all our hair back. But for now, try not to let it affect your life too much. Im trying to do the same - its damn hard though

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