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I recently went to my GP as I have concerns about the amount of facial hair I am experiencing, I am 59. We are talking as high up as the cheek bone all the way down to the jaw line beard, moustache and under the chin. The night sweats are like a river and I have to get up and shower at least once in the night. I can cope with the sweats but not the facial hair. I went to the GP( a woman) who I thought would be understanding. She basically told me thats part of the menopuase for some and nothing available on the NHS, apart form HRT but I did not want to go down that route and she said it would not help the facial hair. I know HRT delays the process so I do not see the point, and it would not stop the facial hair. She did do a blood test on the thyroid which was normal. I was basically told to either get laser treatment or electrolysis. She had no sympathy and was quite blunt about it all. The pain I go through everyday is causing me so much stress. I have heard work colleagues making fun of me. As the facial hair is mainly blonde with just a few darker ones I am on the understanig laser treatment does not work on fair hair, otherwise I would find a way to fund it. Ihave source a few private clinics for laser treatment and they have all said laser does ot work on fair hair and also if it is homonal there is a good chance it will continue to grow back. I know electrolysis does work is very expensive and can take years and it is very painful. I have so much hair it would take a life time to get rid of it, so this does not seem an option. I know waxing is another option but it would be every week and who knows what the hair would be like once it is touched. The GP did not say it could be anything else. Anyone have advice I would welcome it. Or if there is another medical condition that could be causing it.
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