For more than obvious reasons, this is devastating to me.
My hair was the only thing about me that I ever consistently thought was pretty...the only aspect of my appearance that really made me proud.
And now it's falling out in handfulls.
And I don't know why.
As you can see, my scalp is red and irritated. It's itchy or painful often.
The itchy/painful feelings only became apparent to me over the last month or so.
I'm not sure how recently I started balding. The spot is on the back of my head, so it took my hairdresser pointing it out with a big mirror for me to see.
Has this ever happened to you?
Perhaps you can shed some light?
Is this the dysautonomia? The birth control pills? I am presently on antidepressants, a proton pump inhibitor, and birth control...all of which can cause hair loss.
My parents say it's stress - but I don't think stress causes red scalp and scalp pain...
I'm really hurting today, readers.
I can't articulate how much this hurts and scares me...
I guess sometimes a picture (or two) is worth a thousand words?