Massive hair loss at the age of 19. Please read!!

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The past year I've been dealing with quite a lot of stress, not too extreme but it was there and in July, something happened (no need for detail) to me that suddenly left me in complete shock and I actually developed depression and anxiety. I've always had really thick hair up until this year and a few months ago when I started to have extreme loss. I've also realized that I have not been eating properly at all, this entire year. I've barely gotten in 1000 calories. I averaged mostly 500-600 calories. I'm never hungry and especially since my anxiety and depression, I just can't eat.  I've done research about alopecia; my nails are fine, not losing body hair and I'm NOT losing my hair in patches. It's all over my head. I've been to the doctor and he saw that I have flakes and a really dry scalp. He prescribed nizoral and also gave me a referral to a specialist which I will be seeing on the 14th this month. What could this be?? I've also done a blood test in relation to hair loss and it came back fine. I've been out in the sun only about 5-6 times this year so I'm sure that I'm very vitamin D deficient. Please help. 

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    You said your doctor referred you to a specialist but you didn't say what kind of specialist. I'm hoping it's a dermatologist because that's the kind of doctor you want to see for hair loss. And an all over thinning of your hair could easily be caused by your poor diet and your stress. There is something else it could be called, female pattern baldness which it also could be. I think you really need to see a therapist to help you deal with the stress. It's not something you have to do forever but just for the now to help you get over the hump.

    Best of luck to you. I hope whatever happened to you is something you can work out with the therapist.

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    Not eating well could cause iron deficiency which can cause hair loss. Have your doc check your iron AND ferritin levels. 

    Hope you are getting some counseling help as well to deal with what you went through that stressed you out so much. 

    Take care of yourself! ❤️

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    Hi Chantal 76583

    I also have a lot of hair loss and it is very noticeable now, although I have no bald patches.   I have to wear a hat all the time.   I also have depression and anxiety and a lot of stress in my life, so that might be part of it. 

    Have you been to your GP for blood tests, incase it's thyroid or vitamin related?

    I used to have lovely thick curly hair and it's awful to have thin and dry hair now.

    All the best


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    Why you are posting here. You should see the Doctor so that you can get the solution for your hair loss. 

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