Hair Loss Help
I am desperate for some help.
I've had scalp pain for a good half of the year now and more recently my hair has been falling out.
There is no obvious issues with my scalp, no inflammation or bleeding (it generally seems in good health) it used to come and go but for the most part its stayed for a while. Doctors did some tests and I'm low in iron and low on vitamin d which I am taking tablets for Ferrous Fumerate 210mg (once every day) and Invita D3 50,000 IU (once a week). I've been on them now for nearly three weeks and I've not seen a difference yet and I'm on nerve pain meds also. I have very long beautiful hair which makes this whole process heartbreaking. Although there are no obvious patches, my hair is thinner, frail and constantly coming out in strands. I dread the shower and brushing my hair and I keep my hair mostly in two loose plaits everyday in hope to keep the hair from coming out.
I am aware that methotrexate causes hair thinning however it was never a issue over the past year and I've been off methotrexate for four weeks in case it was the issue and my condition is still ongoing. My arthritis is in my hands and possibly my jaw which is under investigation so this whole ordeal seems irrelevant to my recent issues.
Does anyone have any advice? Apparently dermatology referral will take over a year and my doctor doesn't think it would be any good anyway.
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