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Hair...loss on spiro?


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Wichita

Not sure if I’m in the right section or not, but it’s hair-relayed, so I’m hoping do.

 

Has anyone noticed hair loss after starting spiro? I’ve been on the spiro/estradiol train for almost a month and I’ve noticed an increase in hairs making an “exit” from my head area.
 

I have debilitating OCD, and sometimes I tend to use a wet wipe, well, almost every where. After a quick couple of passes on my head (OCD sucks, I assure you) I’ve noticed there are hairs in the wet wipe afterward. 
 

I don’t recall seeing this before I started HRT...and my OCD has been at its present level for 3 years.

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This Wikipedia link explains the growth and life span of hair shafts which should help you see what is happening.  The Spiro does disrupt the hair growth phase for MALE textured hair on all your skin but your beard areas but that is a good thing since it will lead to the growth of female textured hair.  I would talk to your doctor though about your sterile wipes causing breakage of the hair strands before they have completed their growth cycles. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_hair_growth

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7 hours ago, VickySGV said:

This Wikipedia link explains the growth and life span of hair shafts which should help you see what is happening.  The Spiro does disrupt the hair growth phase for MALE textured hair on all your skin but your beard areas but that is a good thing since it will lead to the growth of female textured hair.  I would talk to your doctor though about your sterile wipes causing breakage of the hair strands before they have completed their growth cycles. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_hair_growth


Ahh. So I’m losing one sort of hair and gaining another? I did not know about that. 
 

I guess I’ll just put this as item number one on my list of things I wish I’d known before I began. It would have saved me a bit of panic last night.

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2 hours ago, Jeanette West said:

I began losing hair on <dose 1> Spiro. Cut back to <lower dose> and it slowed down. Now on <dose>, one <dose> mg in the morning and <dose> n the evening and we'll see how it goes. But my hair thinned quite a bit.

 

 

 


Yeah I’m hoping it’s as they suggested just swapping one type of hair for another.

 

But we’ll see.

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