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I am 33, a wife and mother to two beautiful boys, ages 4 and 6.

I've never had a hairloss problem until discontinuing birth control last year. Ever since, my hair comes out excessively every day. Because all of my labs are normal, the dermatologist feels I have telogen effluvium. However, she also says I have an androgen sensitivity due to the oily skin, cystic acne and hairloss. As a result, I'm back on hormones and anti-androgens but haven't seen any improvement. The longer this goes on and the thinner I get, I can't help but wonder if I have androgenic alopecia. What's a girl to do? I say be prepared for what may come my way. That's when I found this site. And I must say, you ladies give me the encouragement to endure whatever the future holds!!
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Should I Shave?

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 11:00am 4 Comments

I have been pondering shaving my head for quite some time. I have chronic telogen effluvium and have been shedding excessively for the past year. At first, I believed the dermatologist, the OB and the endocrinologist when they said my hair would stop shedding. They said it was from the 'hormonal shock' to my system from stopping birth control pills 3 months before this started. It sounded good and I found research to support them, so I waited. However, my hair didn't stop shedding after the… Continue

Ready for Liberation

Posted on September 26, 2008 at 1:42pm 9 Comments

I REALLY want to get off of this rollercoaster ride (constant shedding) and shave my head. My family and friends do not understand. They just see what looks like normal hair (admittedly alot thinner) and think I am overreacting. My question to them is, "how long do I have to suffer before I can liberate myself"? I know they mean well, but they are all really starting to hurt me. My best friend actually laughed at me when I told her I was thinking about shaving my head. She thinks I should… Continue

Kind of sad life is returning to normal after Hurricane Ike

Posted on September 16, 2008 at 9:58pm 1 Comment

This may sound crazy, but I'm kind of sad life is returning to normal after the hurricane that just hit Houston. Please don't get me wrong, I wouldn't wish this devastation on my worst enemy! But for me, once the hurricane was over and we were on survival mode for several days, it was a nice diversion from my consuming thoughts about hair loss. I liked not having power as I couldn't see my receding hairline in the mirror. I liked having an excuse to 'not look your best' every day. We were too… Continue

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At 7:12pm on March 27, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
Hi Laurie,

I have to reschedule our get together tomorrow. My son plays baseball and he is going to get to play and I don't want to miss it. Please let me know when you get this message.
At 9:27am on March 27, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
Hi Laurie,

Are your friends still available to meet with us as well? I was not able to secure the private dining area because we don't have enough people attending but as our support group grows this will change. If you have any concerns regarding directions or anything else in regards to PAPPADEUX Seafood Kitchen on 290 my cell phone number is 832-628-9098. I look forward in meeting you and your friends tomorrow.

At 1:33pm on March 23, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
Hi Laurie,

I guess I sent my message to you in the wrong direction. I wanted to know if you are still available to meet on Saturday, March 28th at 4pm at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen on 290. The address is 13080 Highway 290. If you and your friends can make it I will see you then.

At 11:53am on March 23, 2009, JeffreySF said…
Hi Laurie,
Are you going to the luncheon?
Sheryln posted a blog about the lunch but I wanted to make sure you got the invite.

Have fun

At 9:19am on February 25, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
I look forward in meeting you and the other women on March 28th.

Talk to you soon.
At 12:59pm on February 23, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
Hi Laurie,

I look forward in seeing you on March 28th. I am in the process of getting reservations at the PAPPADEUEX Resturant on 290. How many people have you asked to join us so I can tell them how many will be attending.

I look forward in speaking with you soon.
At 9:46am on February 19, 2009, jennifer said…
the wellness center does sound neat. i often wonder if my condition would improve with a place like the wellness center? i look forward to meeting up with you for dinner one day. i can't make the march 28th date because i will be in NC visiting some family, but i know i will be able to join you all soon!
At 9:04am on February 19, 2009, Sherrilyn Smith said…
Hi Laurie,

Yes, I would like to meet other women who like ourselves suffer from hair loss. I look forward to meeting you and the others on March 28th. I still have not heard back from Jennifer to see if she can make it that day as well.

Talk to you soon.
At 10:23pm on February 18, 2009, jennifer said…
oh, i see. does anyone in your family have really thin hair? it is a really good sign that your hair continues to grow though. it sounds like some sort of dr. could help in some way. maybe the ones you have gone to don't know what they are talking about?
At 10:14pm on February 18, 2009, jennifer said…
maybe your hair is also growing in while it is falling out? none of your pics even look like yo have thin hair?


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