Extreme hair loss. No idea what causes it. Pleas help.

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So I've been noticing that my hair has been falling out as well as breaking off severely for the past 2-3 months. About 3 months ago, I was in a situation where I was severely depressed and severely stressed as well as anxious.. it left me not eating anything but a piece of bread for days. I now, am struggling with obsessive thinking of going bald. I went to get a blood test done and it came back fine....so what the hell is causing this? I've never had a good diet because I can't afford all the right things. But I had very thick hair in Highschool.. I'm now 19. I'm thinking I have vitamin deficiencies but idk. I don't understand how the blood test came back fine. I have a persistent infection in the ear, as well as an ingrown toenail infection, both said to not cause hair loss. I don't go outside at all. So I spend most of my days in my bed, where I see most of the hairs.. is it normal to see your hair falling out and just laying all over your bed since you're not anywhere else? I don't even want to shower anymore cuz so much hair comes out. Idk what to do.

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    Hi Chantal

    What did they test you for and what are the results? Sometimes your results can be within range but still cause symptoms. 

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      Well I told the doc about my hair issues and she's the one who checked off everything that could cause hair loss. It's been almost 2 weeks since the test and no call back, which apparently means that I have no issues which makes even less sense. 

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      I'm sure your results are nothing to be alarmed at. However lots of doctors fail to inform patients when their values are low. For example the ferritin range is around 16-200. However hairloss and tiredness is experienced by a number of women with ferritin under 70. Get your results so you know whether you can rule out stuff.

       

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    I cannot believe your doctor did not suggest alopecia areata. It can be aggravated by stress but you can be the calmest person in the world and still have it. There is no blood test for it either. I'm going to beg you to do two things and I'm using that word beg very strongly. Please see a therapist and a dermatologist. A dermatologist is who would handle your hair loss and I think you really need to see a therapist to help you deal with your anxiety. And please let us know how you do.

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    No..this is quite a serious situation for you. You should get rid of this situation as soon as possible. See a Doctor soon.
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