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Old 01-12-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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Autoimmune Inner Ear/Hair Loss

I am 56 yrs old, fine hair that is thinning like crazy for 2 months. I have tried prescribed shampoos thinking it was due to a fungus/mold problem in my home, didn't work, all bloodwork checked out with the exception of high chloresterol of 323 put on lipitor within one month it came down to 173. Still have hot flashes limited to the face and head. Had a CT scan, all is okay. Vitamin D very low put on meds, now its fine. Thryroid okay. Dr suggested giving the hair a break and just use baby shampoo, no conditioner and a wide tooth comb, also using a silk pillowcase. This has been going on continuously for 2 months. It all started when I tried a new product call Lush Big Hair shampoo which has sea salt in it. Now my doctor put me on Prempro (just started today). The hair continues to fall out, okay not by handfulls or patches but every day for 2 months there is approx 20 to 25 hairs, I know that the rule of thumb is that it is normal for 50 or so hairs to fall out but when you have thin and not alot of hair and it falls out everyday, something is not right. I've been to an endo, a gyne and it all lead back to my PC whom has been working diligently with me but now he wants me to stay with the prempro and see how that works and stay gentle with my hair care.

After doing so much research on the internet I find where an Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease can cause hair fall out....my left ear has been humming and when I swallow I can hear a dubbing sound, this has been going on for 6 months and I did get antibiotics and it didn't help....I told my Dr and he switched anti and it didn't help....now my thoughts are on the path that could this hairloss be caused by the body trying to fight this and it is effecting my hair.......coincidental, I dunno..so now I am planning to go see an ear doctor. It is very frustrating when this happens trying to figure out what it could be...I also have periodic scalp burning and my PC seems to think that I may have burned the top layer of the scalp initally when I used the salt shampoo...please do not use any product that contains salt, it dries the cuticle out. I constantly feel small tiny invisible hairs falling on my face...has anyone else experienced this? I would love to hear from anyone,.. Can anyone tell me what my bloodwork readies are??

 
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Re: Autoimmune Inner Ear/Hair Loss

If you color or perm your hair, that may be the problem with losing so much hair. The hair follicles can be damaged by those chemicals.

Lost about half of my fine hair due to hair color & perms. Stopped using them and hair loss stopped and eventually a little grew back.

 
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Re: Autoimmune Inner Ear/Hair Loss

Misty...first off thank you so very much for a reply....I appreciate it! I get my color done every 3 months and never had a problem. Not saying this may not be a contribution to the fallout, but the hairs that are falling out seem to be taped at one end and when I run my finger through that hair that had fallen out it feels like there is a bulb or something on the end of it. I've been going absolutely crazy with this. I have stopped any and all chemicals and just use the baby shampoo with no conditioners. I was for the longest time also using a flat iron (everyday) stopped that also. Did you have any burning sensations on your scalp? I do see small hairs popping thru, my guess what that it was TE...what do you use to shampoo? Again, thanks so much.....

 
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