Hi Dr. Lam,
Just came across your forum and wonder if you could help me. I am 37 woman, and have noticed a thinning of hair at my hairline for about 4 years now. I used to have bangs which were thick, but cannot wear them anymore because when I try to, a large line of white scalp shows. Also, when I comb or brush the sides, I can see my scalp quite noticably. It came on very suddenly, but I haven't noticed any hair loss clues like a drain full of hair. I also trim my hair regularly to avoid split ends, and when I "twirl" my hair I don't lose any. It just seems like the top right now. I started graying in my early thirties, so I've dyed since then, and recently have switched to the non amonia types. Along with the thinning, I swear my hair has ceased growing long. It will grow a bit, but the thought of growing length is proposterous to me. I can't average 2 inches a year. I have very high blood pressure, and my doctor has me on 3 medications. Metoprolol 50 mg, Norvasc 10 mg, and Hydrochorothiazide 25 mg. I don't know if this contributes to my problem, but it did start to thin after I began medication which was about 2 1/2 years ago. I fear in the immediate future I will keep losing, and do not know who to address this with first. An Endocrinologist? Dermatologist? I'm really at a loss, and am afraid to even wash my hair most days for fear of weakening it. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!