Burning scalp and hairloss
Dear Wray, I am a healthy 46 year old and have been on Mircette, the low dose BCP, for many many years. All was well until June 2010 when A LOT of hair began coming out and my scalp was burning. This lasted 10 days.
In September it started again and by the end of November I lost over 50% of my hair. My GP doc was no help--no advice about my hair problem but he told me my blood tests showed I was menopausal (my FSH was <.7) and my Thyroid T4 was .9 so he put me on Synthroid. I felt fine except for sleeping 9+ hours each night. The pharmacist was a Dr. Lee fan and suggested I go off the pill and start on progesterone cream. I did that and within 3 days my hair loss and burning slowed. I was using a 1% cream and used 2.5 grams twice a day. Then I got my period and stopped using the cream and by the 2nd day my hairloss increased a lot. So I began using 1.25 grams once a day. Now the hairloss slowed again but not as much as I'd like.
I just changed to Emerita 1.5% cream and am using 1.25 grams twice a day. How much do you think I should use? Did you ever hear of buring scalp along with hair loss? Could it be hot flashes concentrated on my head? Will my hair grow back? I have no other bothersome menopause symptoms. I am taking Biotin and B vitamins. I will probalby switch to your 3% cream since I seem to need so much. Thank you for any advice you have for me. Susie