Please help me – I’ve been suffering from hair shedding since Aug 2007. I was on the pill for 12 years and came off in august just after my wedding to conceive. I concieved straight away and am now 7 months pregnant. In Dec 2006, I was in hospital for a day with an infection which caused a hemorrhage. The shedding does seem to have slowed down now so losing about 25 after washes and I feel spiky bits all over my head. This has lasted about 7 months now and just wanted to know how long it usually last for and if it will stop? Will I ever get the thickness back in my hair?
I’m so depressed about this and would be grateful if you could help me. Thanks
You have many potential causes for hair loss, including:
- Pregnancy, which can cause hair loss that should reverse after about a year
- Changes in your hormones from the withdrawal of birth control pills
- Illness from the infection that put you into the hospital
It is likely that this process will reverse. You are not alone and the experience of others with this problem have been far from hopeless.