My hair is falling out! lol
I used to have super, super thick hair. I mean, I could barely wrap a hair tie around it twice. Then, all of a sudden, it started falling out a lot. When I went to the doctor when I was in the convent (two years ago) because of my hot flashes, the doctor asked me if I noticed my hair falling out at all. At the time, I said no because I was in the convent and wasn't paying much attention to my hair (obviously. lol). However, after she mentioned something, I started to pay closer attention and noticed that my hair really does fall out A LOT. This was also around the time I started skipping periods more and more often. I know hair falling out is normal, but I mean, it's tons and tons of it. My hair is everywhere. It's on the couch, in the sink and tub, on all of our clothes, in our food (which is NOT pleasant), and all over the seats in our car. It's gotten to the point where I'm a little afraid to brush my hair. I've also noticed that the individual hairs are actually thinner.
Does anybody know what could be causing this? Could Premature Ovarian Failure (or insufficiency) or early menopause cause it? I'm obviously not postpartum, so it can't be that. ;) I've been taking prenatal vitamins for almost two years, which I thought would help, but they're not. The doctors I've talked to about it don't really take it seriously and say it's all in my head (I hear this a LOT). I would love to hear your thoughts on this... I don't want to go bald at 22, ladies! lol