I am a 22 year old female, active, healthy diet. For a year I have slowly been experiencing some form of hairloss. It seems that with every hair that falls out there is nothing to take its place. I have been to the dermatologist 3 times, and had a skin biopsy that came back perfect. The Derm gave me tetracyclen to try but after 4months I found it wasn’t working. She then sent me to a rheumotologist who see’s no signs of lupus etc. But saw in my blood work that there could be something wrong with antibodies?, she has given me APO-Hydroxyquine 200mg to try for 4 months. With my hairloss I feel a lot of tingly, burning and pain which makes me feel that this would be a skin situation, apparently it isnt though because of my clear scalp biopsy! When i get these tingling sensations in my head I will also sometimes feel the same pain on my nose, back and shoulder. I have sent you a photo to help! I have been reading your blog and trust your word more than anyone else.
Thank you for the compliment and the trust, but I really am not your doctor and I do not have the luxury of examining you in person. I do not take your trust for granted and I do appreciate you sending me photos with permission to publish them here.
Moreover, it seems you have been evaluated by many doctors for your condition. I realize that you are frustrated and confused about your condition and lack of improvement despite various treatments. The best advice I can offer you is this — what doctors do is often referred to the “practice of medicine” and not a complete “science of medicine”. I realize this isn’t what you want to hear (or read, as the case may go), but this points to the fact that sometimes we (physicians) are just as confused as you (patients) and sometimes there are no good treatments to offer. If you want a medical opinion, you must establish a doctor/patient relationship and that is something that just can not be done over the internet.