Mirena Coil hair loss UK doctors not helpful
Im 47 and had the iud mirena coil fitted 5 years ago as a last resort to deal with menorrhagia Within the first year i noticed my hair thinning, but did not make any connection with the coil. It did not even cross my mind as i was taking so many vitamins and mineral supplements for other issues plus we had just embarked on renovating our house which was very stressful and took 3 years. In the end i put the hair loss down to stress.
Mid way through the 3rd year of having the mirena coil in i decided to go and see my doctor and ask her what could be causing this.
I did mention the mirena coil and she looked at me as if i had 2 heads, she was quick to add that hair loss was not a common side effect to the mirena. She did however request numerous blood test and even hormone tests. A week later the results all came back as normal. When i asked what normal meant i was told everything was fine.
I knew it was not fine as id lost 50% of my hair , how could this be fine????
this is where my internet search started. I was on a mission to self treat myself despite people telling me this was not safe to do as misdiagnosis could be fatal.What options did i have? none. England offers many alternative therapy clinics such as acupuncture, reflexology and a few other but none that i could find offering alternative support in the line of vitamins minerals or natural therapies. Fast forward several months and the more research i did on womens hair loss the more i learned about the connection between the mirena and progesterone suppression. I had the mirena finally removed 8 weeks ago. My doctor was hesitant as it did help with my heavy bleeding and immense period cramps. I started taking a natural progesterone cream which i ordered from the usa. unfortunately i was slammed with additional airport charges here in the UK (£20) which was more than the cream :(
I was only using 20 40 mg a day so thought it might help. 8 weeks later im still losing hair. Today i stumbled on this site and learnt that i need at least 100 -200mg a day. My question is do i have to take this amount for the rest of my life and does it benefit to take in a suppository form as i have read that it is a much higher dose (100mg per suppository) so needing to use less often. also does natpro have a uk based shop? (to avoid additional customs charges)?
I would be grateful for any replies.
ps will my body ever be able to produce its own progesterone or have i totally killed it off with the mirena?