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26 Sep 2009

stopping the pill
Hi there,

i stopped taking birth cntrol pills 3 months ago but the hair loss has not stopped. how long after stopping the pill does the hair loss stop. my doctor has advised that hair falls out after stopping it too.

also it seems to shed more during my period. i have taken numerous blood tests with diff drs gynae , gp, dermatoloist and there is no hormone imbalance a slight iron shortage which i am taking autrin for.

Is this hairloss reversable too?when should the hair loss stop?
Answer 416 views

01 Jan 0001

It sounds like your hair loss is not related to the Pill.
I assume that your tests have excluded PCOS.
Vi-gro shampoo sometimes helps.

Best wishes
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