Taking progesterone cream for hair loss

by Tina
(Ofallon, Mo)

For almost a year now my hair has been falling out excessively. My level of progesterone was 20 with a saliva test which I am told is the same as a 60 year old women and I am only 29.

About 2 months ago I started using progesterone cream 10 mg bio-identical. It made the hair loss worse for a month then while I was on my period the hair loss decreased by about 40 percent. I started the cream again after my period and it has gotten worse again. The hair loss is increasing every day!

Questions:
Is the progesterone causing worse hair loss?
2 months is enough time to see results....why am I still experiencing hair loss?
Why did it get better when I was on my period when my progesterone levels would have been at their lowest?

I am also taking 100 mg progesterone pill at night in addition to plenty of vitamins per my doctors suggestion who specializes in hormones.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Apr 09, 2011
hair loss
by: Eve

I was afflicted with hair loss myself. One thing to note is that hair loss can be caused by many factors. I wonder if you have had your thyroid checked, your estrogen levels, testosterone (free) levels? I was very deficient in progesterone, estrogen high, but more importantly the ratios were very off. My testosterone was high on top of that I developed low thyroid production. As my thyroid was supported with Armour and a high level of progesterone was administered (much higher than 10 mg cream and 100 oral), my hair stopped falling out. Your current dose is very low and can likely aggrevate the estrogen dominance symptoms. Good luck! Eve

Apr 15, 2011
reply
by: Tina

I've seen 2 endocrinolgists, chiroprator specializing in nutritional support, dermatologist, gynocologist, family practice and now a doctor who specializes in hormones all in the last year. I've had many blood tests done over time. My thyroid has been checked a few times always normal. Testosterone, prolactin, everything under the sun. The only out of range levels where progesterone and Vitamin D. I am currently taking 10,000 units of vitamin D per my hormone doctors advisement. 6 years ago I had hair loss from birth control pills but after a month of stopping the pills, I noticed the hair growing back. I had my son 2 years ago and noticed around a year ago that my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. I am convinced its low progesterone thats causing the hair loss. What would a normal dose be for cream and pills for a 29 year old? I recently asked to increase the cream dosage and he has bumped it up to 15 mg.

Apr 18, 2011
Taking progesterone cream for hair loss
by: Wray

Hi Tina As Eve says, the amount of progesterone you are using is far too low. It's only stimulating oestrogen production and causing Oestrogen Dominance. But before oestrogen can be made, the ovaries first make testosterone, this is the reason for the hair loss. Testosterone is converted into oestrogen by the enzyme aromatase, in both sexes. Was your testosterone checked? So no, it's not the progesterone per se causing the loss, but with such a low amount of supplemental progesterone, it's merely increasing testosterone and then oestrogen. With the amount of progesterone you are using you won't see any results. I've found it can take anything from 3-6 months of use before meaningful results are seen, and that's with a higher amount. I recommend 100-200mg/day, 10 to 20 times more than you are currently using. If the ratio of progesterone to oestrogen becomes skewed, all many of symptoms can occur. The few days prior to our period both progesterone and oestrogen drop. But often the progesterone drops faster, or possibly not enough was made during that cycle. It appears paradoxical that the hair loss is better when your period occurs, but it's because there is little progesterone stimulating oestrogen. If progesterone is used when it shouldn't be, ie after your period, it will skew the ratio again. It should only be used at ovulation, this occurs in all women 12-14 days before bleeding, irrespective of their cycle length. For more info please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Oral progesterone is the least effective Delivery system, most of it gets destroyed by the gut and liver. If you do consider increasing the amount, please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance first, as this can occur. I've found the best supplements to take for hair loss are 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, 2000mg/day inositol, 5000iu's/day vitamin D, 2-3mg/day biotin and 100mg/day thiamine (B1). Take care Wray


Apr 18, 2011
Taking progesterone cream for hair loss
by: Wray

Hi Eve Thanks once again for your sound comment! Take care Wray

Apr 18, 2011
reply
by: Wray

Hi Tina Progesterone does help hair growth, as evidenced by the thousands of pregnant women who have wonderful hair. Did you notice it? I'm pleased you're taking 10,000iu's vitamin D, it's a very good dose. As I said in my previous answer to you, 10mg progesterone is worse than useless, so is 15mg. Please increase it substantially, and try the nutrients I suggested. Take care Wray

Apr 18, 2011
Reply
by: Tina

My testosterone levels were normal...all my hormone levels were normal. I have been tested for everything under the sun, and I mean everything. Thanks for confirming what I've thought all along. The problem is that I have seen manyyyyyy doctors and only one doctor was happy that I had a take charge attitude. The others were annoyed that I was making suggestions and diagnosing myself via the internet. How can I ask this new doctor for a higher dose of progesterone without ticking him off. I have not started the 15mg progesterone cream but he call out an order for it. I am afraid to assert myself for fear he will no longer help me. As he is the only doctor in a long list of doctors who has taken me seriously and given me prescriptions. What would be the right dose to ask for? Thank you so much for your input.

Apr 28, 2011
reply
by: Tina

Dear Wray, I asked my doctor to increase the dosage as you suggested. He declined saying that 100 mg is almost unheard of. He said the cream must be triggering testosterone and that is why my hair loss has increased. I had just received a 25 mg dosage of progesterone cream. He instead said I should finish what cream I had at home, use a half a mil. and insert it vaginally. He said if I didn't have any problems with it he would call out a prescription for "actual" vaginal progesterone.

I am so confused. Should I do as he says? I get my cream from a compounding pharmacy. Since the cream is "natural" do I need an actual "prescription" to order more? Its been almost three months now and 10 mg only makes my hair loss worse. Should I increase my dosage despite what he says?

Apr 29, 2011
Dear Wray
by: Tina

Why did you delete my last reply?

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Apr 29, 2011
Tina - just a side note
by: Eve

I understand your frustration! My docs had the same response to me actively researching as well, but the reality is I was the one who figured out what was wrong with me and also how to fix it...so yes, you need to be playing a very active role in your treatment. I am not trying to be argumentative, but it is very unlikely to have only "one" hormonal imbalance. The endocrine system works together very intricately and it is very complex. You may have been tested for testosterone, but look closer and verify that it was "free" testosterone and not just total testoterone - there is a difference. Also something I wanted to share with you..through my trial and errors i found that compounded bio-identical progesterone cream DOES NOT work for me...I don't know why and the doctor and pharmacist have no idea why either. So that is also a possibility for you as well. However, Natpro and Progest both work for me. These two products are natural bio-identical and can be purchased without perscription. You may have to toy around for awhile with a larger dose and then backing off down the road. My hair has stopped rapidly falling out and not it is just normal loss. It was a long road....be patient with your body, keep good records and if you don't like your doc, make a change! Good Luck.

May 04, 2011
Reply
by: Wray

Hi Tina I've found that although tests come back 'normal', the ratio of progesterone to oestrogen is never looked at. This is far more critical than the actual amount. We've found from Saliva Tests we run that the ratio should be 600:1 and over to feel any benefit from progesterone. You said in a previous comment that your progesterone was low. I don't know how to help you re the doctor and asking for a higher amount. I can only suggest you do what most of us do and buy on the internet. I've found 100-200mg/day progesterone is the best range, certainly to start with. Some women can do with less, some need much more, it depends entirely on symptoms and the individual. Have you tried the nutrients I gave previously? These do help, and it could be all you need. Take care Wray

May 09, 2011
Tina - just a side note
by: Wray

Hi Eve I can't thank you enough for all your wonderful responses, they are so sound and compassionate too. Bless you for the support! It's interesting that you've found the compounded creams don't work for you. Conjecture on my part, but I believe it's the substrate they use. Unless the oil is compatible with the skin, and absorbs easily, the progesterone will not be absorbed. Take care Wray

Feb 09, 2012
hair loss and progesterone cream
by: Anonymous

I take the herb dong quai root to balance my hormones out with the progesterone cream. it was only $7 a health food store.

Feb 10, 2012
hair loss and progesterone cream
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for the tip, but dong quai does have oestrogenic properties. Take care Wray

Mar 10, 2012
Hair Loss
by: Anna

Hi there I have been experiencing hair loss due to an injury to my spine. It basically through my hormones out of wack. I was on the lowest dose of combipatch for a few months and then decided to go natural with the progesterone cream. My question is if we are suppose to apply the cream 12 to 14 days before your cycle well how will that work if you do not know when your cycle is. I had an ablation so I cannot base it on that I have to base it on symptoms. Also, should I be taking estrogen too...my estradial was over 500? My stmptoms are hair loss, moodiness and body pain due to nerve damage from the injury. I had allot of hair to begin with and now I have half the amount. I upped the dose on the progesterone cream to a half teaspoon once a day and I am taking bone up for calcium, vitamin B complex, Liquid D3 and a multivitamin with Biotin and I am also taking Biosil. It is very hard to do all this without a period. I still have ovaries but no bleeding because of the ablation. Please give me some insight. Thank You Anna

Mar 11, 2012
Hair Loss
by: Wray

Hi Anna The stress of the injury would have caused the Hair Loss. Any stress throws hormones, neurotransmitters, digestion and more out of whack. I'm relieved you've stopped the HRT, I don't believe any woman needs extra oestrogen. And you certainly don't with a level of 500pg/ml! Normal levels for a pre-menopausal woman are 30 - 400 pg/ml. Some of the pain would be caused by the oestrogen too, it's an inflammatory hormone. It also causes neuronal excitation, hence the moodiness. You might like to look at our page on TBI, there's such a heart warming story on the page from a woman who had a spinal op, and used progesterone to help heal. I'm not sure how much progesterone you are using, but I recommend 100-200mg/day or more if symptoms are severe. Progesterone should always be used at least twice a day, as levels drop after about 13 hrs. A friend of mine also had an ablation, so she uses the progesterone daily, as there is no cycle to follow. I don't believe you need extra calcium, but you do need magnesium. If sufficient vitamin D is taken, it draws calcium from the gut into the blood. But the most important co-factor for vitamin D is magnesium, it's low in our soils now, therefore low in food. Please make sure you use enough vitamin D, and please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Incidentally vitamin D is very good for pain too. Take care Wray

Mar 11, 2012
Thank You
by: Anna

Hi there

Thank you for your quick response. I also wanted to add that I just fell under baseline boneloss on my Dexa Scan and i have some loss in my spine and my hip so that is why i am taking Bone Up. Hopefully between the Biosil, progesterone, vitamin D3 and Calcium that it reverses? Also, what are your thoughts on progesterone cream for my parents. They are 72 and 76 and they are not sleeping...maybe 4 hrs a night. My dads friend is taking testosterone injections but i asked him to go natural? They both have a heart issue. My dad had Cabg X 5 in 1997 and my mom has a leaky valve.

Thank you, Anna

Mar 12, 2012
Thank You
by: Wray

Hi Anna Doctors are hooked on calcium for bone loss. Yes it's needed, but it's often high in our diets due to dairy intake, veggies etc. There's very little Mg in dairy. It's far more important than calcium, your bone loss is more likely due to low vitamin D over the years. Ironically one of the signs of vitamin D toxicity, is high blood calcium, as it draws calcium from the gut. If excess calcium is taken this can lead to excess in the blood. Toxicity is not reached until blood levels reach 200ng/ml. Most people have levels of 10-25ng/ml! Do you know how much you're taking, anything less than 5000iu's doesn't do much. Please make sure you're taking sufficient, and add magnesium. When you have a chance, please look through Dr Cannell's web site, I gave the link above. Progesterone is excellent for ageing, see here, here, here, here and here. It's also excellent for sleep too, see here, here and here. Tryptophan and inositol can help too, see our page on Anxiety. Vitamin D is essential for sleep too, and for heart problems, see here, here, here and here. Continued below.

Mar 12, 2012
Thank You Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Anna I do question the wisdom of using testosterone, mostly men use it to increase libido. There's strong evidence it's progesterone which does this, not testosterone, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Prolactin levels never seem to be checked. High prolactin suppresses dopamine, this is essential for a normal sexual response, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Maybe he's not using it for this? We do have a page on Man Boobs, as testosterone causes this. So then the man is given an aromatase inhibitor, to prevent the conversion of excess testosterone to oestrogen. It all sounds daft to me! Continued below.

Mar 12, 2012
Thank You Part 3
by: Wray

Hi Anna We do have many men using progesterone, you might like to see some of their comments here, here here, here, here, here and here. Hope all this helps them. Take care Wray


Mar 12, 2012
Thank You
by: Anna

Hi again :) before i go on any further I just want to thank you for all your information it is most helpful. So far I have received more information from you than i received from my Doctors:( so again I thank you and you have been most helpful. Lets see I do take about 7,000 IUD of D3 and 1000mg of calcium, 500 mg of mag and 10mg of zinc. I will start to incorporate inosotol..what is a recommended dose and delivery? So far with all this nerve damage I have managed to avoid allot of medication with just supplements, herbs and working out. SO i am really happy about that. ALso, thank you for answering questions about my parents. SO with thier heart condition would it be okay for them to use the progestereone cream and how much? They are currently on medication so I am concerned. They see a DO doctor and cardiologist so when I visit them next week I will go with them to their Dr. and have a conversation with them. My parents are clueless when it comes to alternative medicine....they do whatever the doctor tells them to do.
Thanks
Anna

Mar 13, 2012
Thank You
by: Wray

Hi Anna Thanks for the kind words. I'm delighted you take so much vitamin D, but please consider a test soon. It is important to find out the level, it could be you need more. Stress dramatically drops levels, and the injury you had would have caused it to plummet. Stress such as this drops taurine, glutamine, arginine, and of course progesterone too. I'm also pleased you are taking the mag too. I take 4000mg/day inositol, I always sleep so well, plus never wake up, unless I've had too much water the evening before! I have it in powder form, it tastes slightly sweet, so is delicious to take in a small glass of water. Progesterone of course helps sleep as I mentioned. I suggest your father starts with 30mg/day progesterone, and your mother with 100-200mg/day. I can't tell if she will get oestrogen dominance, hence the wide range. Please would you guide her. Your father could get it too! I would be interested in the cardiologists comments, he will probably throw up his hands in horror! Please have their vitamin D tested, it's so important for heart disease. I do hope you've had a chance to read the TBI page, and the story on it too. Take care Wray

Mar 13, 2012
Responding to my comments
by: Anna

Hi Wray, not sure what happened but i received two emails responding to my comments but i do not see them posted. Can you check on that because i really enjoy the information and i find it most beneficial.

Thank You
Anna

Mar 13, 2012
Thank You Again
by: Anna

Hey there Wray! I am looking forward to seeing my parents soon and hopefully this will help. I was just looking at some labs that I took a week ago through my endo and you know I do not understand any of it....it's like a foreign language. For a woman my age with my hair and bone issues plus the nerve/spine issue what should he be testing for exactly. Because I am looking at it and its a red hot mess....mumbo jumbo you know. I wish I could show this to someone that understands women issues.
This most recent labs was without the combipatch so all natural and my estradial reads 88 but not sure where to look for the progesterone. My total vitamin D was at 78...something some where is off because I am still loosing hair. YIKES!! I upped the does on the progesterone instead of 1/8ttsp I take a 1/4 in the am and 1/2 at night...any other suggestions?

Mar 14, 2012
Responding to my comments
by: Wray

Hi Anna I can't imagine where they are then! The thread above seems to make sense to me. Ie your queries and my replies follow without loss of context. You say there are some in between these? All I can ask you to do is post them again. In a previous post you said your oestradiol was 500, and now you say it's 88. This is good, as it means the oestrogen from the patch seems to have left your body. Was the vitamin D done in ng/ml or nmol/L? If in ng/ml then it's a good level. Didn't your doctor explain the levels to you? Normally the test in question is clearly marked with the results next to it. Often they give the normal ranges too. We do have a page on Hormone Testing which you might find helpful. Did they check your testosterone, as this is one cause of Hair Loss. Please look through this page again and see if there is anything you are not doing/taking that might help. And how long ago was the spinal injury, it could be you are still suffering the stress of that. Take care Wray

Mar 14, 2012
Vitamin D and Testerone
by: Anna

Hi there Wray

I am sorry I was being inpatient...our comments are all there :) SO lets see on my total Vitamin D its is 78 ng/ml. And yes you are right I was on the combipatch when it read over 500 and 88 is when I was off the patch for a few weeks. I do not think my Endo Doc tested my testosterone levels but if you tell me what i should test for for all my hormones issues/age/injury he will do it. He is pretty good in that way but he never discuses anything with me....not so good in that way. I am 4 years old and have a 7mm bulge and 5mm bulge in 2 areas in my back and some degeneratic discs in my neck with nerve issues. I seem to do okay...my issues are nerve damage/lacking lots of sleep/loss of hair/bone loss. I have a pretty good attitude but i dont know how long it will last.

Thank You very much
Anna

Mar 14, 2012
Hormone levels
by: Anna

I am looking at my labs and I cannot make anything out of it other than it looks like he tested for
FSH , LH and estradial. The FSH there were no results...is that for postmenapausal women? The LH was 2.8 and estradial was 88.

Mar 17, 2012
Vitamin D and Testerone
by: Wray

Hi Anna Oh good, I was a bit puzzled they were missing. 78ng/ml is good, please try to keep it up there, and not drop below. It won't hurt to go higher, mine is now 92ng/ml, and as vitamin D is helpful for pain, plus bones of course, you could see if it helps a bit. Try rubbing the progesterone directly on the damaged nerves, it does help pain, plus it helps nerves regenerate, see here,here and here. I would rub it on the areas at least twice a day. And please clarify something for me, you say you're 4 years old! Is that meant to be 34 or 44? If 44 it means you're now in Peri-menopause, when progesterone levels are dropping. FSH stimulates the follicle to grow, so it's normally always tested. If high it's an indication a woman is either in peri-menopause or Menopause. It's trying to stimulate the follicles, but there are no more to stimulate. So the pituitary keeps increasing the output in an attempt to do this. Without a test for progesterone it's impossible to check the ratio between it and oestrogen. It might be an idea to have both progesterone and testosterone tested. take care Wray

Apr 23, 2012
Hormone levels
by: Anna

Hi there Wray. It has been a while since we chatted and I wanted to give you an update. I am no longer taking the progesterone cream because even after the increase I was still loosing so much hair. However, i am taking 1200MG of NAC..which I had to reduce to 600mg because my labs showed out of range for ALT. I should not go over 40 and I was at 60. SO i reduced to 600mg a day. ALso taking vitamin C about 2000mg. I am taking COQ10 100mg. 7,000mg of D3 and 1000mg calcium, fish oil, Bcomplex 1000mg.

My levels were

LH 5.7
Progesterone 4.4
Estradiol 7.9
Testosterone 26

Now I am trying to bring down my total cholesteral plus fix the good/bad. Its so high now before it was 223 but my ratios were great....now all is out of wack and I am not sure from what other than when i was on the transdermal combipatch! pls advise

Apr 24, 2012
Hormone levels
by: Wray

Hi Anna Although you're P:E2 ratio is not bad, I'm sorry you've stopped the progesterone. I've looked back in our correspondence and nowhere do I ask you how much you were using. You do say 1/4tsp in the morning and 1/2tsp at night, but I have no idea how much progesterone is in the 3/4tsp. If you were using one of the weak creams, ie 1.6% you would be getting 60mg/day progesterone. If it was a stronger cream, ie 3%, then this would have given you 112mg/day. The former is far too low and would have made the hair loss worse. Even the 112mg is only just within the range I recommend. But with any problem, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest 200mg/day or more. Maybe you could come back to me on that. NAC is one of the best substances for detoxing that there are, why have your doctors told you to reduce the dose? And are they only testing ALT, as this can be high but with no evidence of any liver damage or infection. For instance it can rise if choline levels are low, or if there are bile duct problems. I see you're taking a great deal of calcium but no magnesium, this is the one mineral which is low in our food and not calcium, I really feel you should be taking it. It's also the most important co-factor for vitamin D, vitamin D also draws calcium from the gut. I feel you should have your cal/mag levels checked. High cholesterol is often due to low vitamin D, see here. Have you had a test recently? Take care Wray

Mar 04, 2013
confused
by: Anonymous

According to Dr. Mercola and WomentoWomen.com, if you take progesterone in large doses for whatever reason (hair loss), it builds up in your fat cells. After a time, your symptoms will return and you will the same as you were before you started to take progesterone, including hair loss. I find the dosing to be so confusing, and scary. The research on your site states that, at low doses, you can grow tumors. So, what do I do?
Low dose as is recommended by doctors and others and risk tumors or high doses, recommended by you, and risk getting cell accumulation and ending up just as bad off as before.

Mar 05, 2013
confused
by: Wray

Hi there It is confusing, there are so many Progesterone Misconceptions. I've used it daily for 16 years now, with no signs of diminishing activity. Dr Dalton would use amounts up to 2400mg/day for her patients with post natal psychosis. Evidently she wasn't concerned about fat build up. I'm not sure where you found the info that 100mg/day will cause tumours to grow, as nowhere does it say that. Research by Emory University have found in people with cancer that extremely high amounts reverse tumours, but lower amounts will increase growth. As in any situation the symptoms must be taken into account. If they are severe, large amounts are needed to overcome them, and prevent stimulation of oestrogen and worsening of symptoms. Then once passed, the amount should be reduced slowly. If someone is only experiencing hair loss, with no other adverse symptoms, there's little point in using large amounts. But often women complain of a multitude of symptoms, plus hair loss. Take care Wray

Mar 05, 2013
still confused
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your quick response. My main reason for wanting to use progesterone is for my rapid and nonstop hair loss. Tests show everything is normal, but my doctor doesn't know anything about hormones and it seems traditional medicine doesn't go out of there way to help resolve this issue because they don't believe it is life threatening. However, hair loss is always the result of some medical issue so I disagree with them. It's been three yearsof stress. Having spasms, twitches, cold hands and feet, tremors, dry, brittle hair that suddenly fell out, "snake" skin on face, hyperlinear lines on palms and backs of fingers, lost padding in fingertips. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I know I do not have that. Believed I was dying from MS, then Scleroderma, then lymphoma because doctors could not figure out my symptoms. I do not sleep, probably 4-5 hours. I am tired. Cannot gain weight. Low body temperature. I know it is hormonal. Thyroid testing results are normal. This brings me to progesterone. You say not necessary to take large amounts if for hair loss, yet if I take small doses, will I not lose more hair? Still confused.

Mar 07, 2013
still confused
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for explaining that you wanted to use it, as in your first post it did not come across, I thought you were just querying the high amounts I suggest. It seems you've been through the mill. I don't know if progesterone would help the spasms and twitches, but it does speed metabolism slightly and therefore temperature, so should help the cold hands and feet, and low body temp. It certainly helped mine. The tremors sound like a possible blood glucose problem. It can help hair, but there are a number of nutrients which do too, all listed on our Hair Loss page. Progesterone can help skin too, see here. It can help both tiredness and sleep problems, see here, here and here. As I said in my reply, if it's only a hair loss problem, I doubted large amounts of progesterone would be needed. But you have many adverse symptoms, so would suggest using about 400mg/day. I don't thing anything less will help, and could possibly exacerbate the already existing symptoms. Although you don't appear to have MS, progesterone can help that too, of 'scleroderma' I've no idea. But vitamin D does help both MS and scleroderma, plus a lack of it reduces the benefits of progesterone, see here, here and here. It also helps insomnia, see here and here. Please have a test done, and get our level very high with supplements. Continued below

Mar 07, 2013
still confused Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. It's also vital for the anagen phase of hair growth. Women have found getting their progesterone and vitamin D levels high, persistent symptoms have resolved, see here, here and here, scroll to 'Having a Hard Time' or 'Information on Hidden Copper Toxicity'. Take care Wray

Mar 08, 2013
Was Confused
by: Anonymous

Thanks, Wray. No, I went through many tests, and I, luckily do not have MS or scleroderma. However, the stress of thinking that I did put me over the top. 3 long years of never knoing what was wrong with me, hence the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Raynauds. I know I do not have either. My hands do not turn white or numb, cold and shaky and DRY and sometimes blue, mostly red.
I had glucose checked ... what haven't I had checked? I am currently taking 8,000 IU's Vitamin D and all of the supplements you suggest. Doctors always ay it's part of aging, but I disagree. I don't believe in hair loss due to aging, but because of age-related hormonal issues. As or the shaking and tremors, some say it's a thyroid issue, but my thyroid test are normal so far. I may have to learn to lie with all of this, except the hair loss is, as is for most women, the most depressing of all. Thanks again.

Mar 11, 2013
Was Confused
by: Wray

Hi there I would ask you to have a vitamin D test done. Although you're taking a good amount, Stress can cause malabsorption in the gut. The problem with most glucose tests they're only looking for diabetes, not for hypoglycaemia, or reactive hypoglycaemia, or adrenaline levels. A sharp drop in blood glucose and stress both cause adrenaline to be secreted, this could account for the tremors. I hope you're taking enough of the hair supps, particularly inositol, at least 4000mg/day. Take care Wray

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