Okay, I'm not trying to sound all vain and stuff, but I've been experiencing some serious hair loss over the past six months. It seemed to coincide with a change in my shampoo, but I'm wondering if it's also hormonal or maybe a reaction to a switch in insulins?
I was using a Pantene product for about 2 months when the hair loss started to clog the drain during a shower every single day. I figured it was the shampoo, so I switched and the hair loss has slowed, but it has not stopped.
I have had the same diabetes care and control over the past two or three years- nothing new there as far as control.
I was on Apidra for only 3 months or so earlier this year. The hair loss started happening about 2 weeks after I switched back to Humalog. Wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them?
My diet has not changed.
My entire family blood line has a nice, thick, wavy hair.
At this point, my hair reaches my waist, but it's no longer strong. When I put it into a ponytail, it is now limp and thin. I would say that the entire diameter of my hair pulled together would be no bigger than a dime, where it used to be well over a half dollar.
I'm growing frustrated because (again this sounds vain), but I put a lot of care into my hair and to lose it is very scary to me. I have a lumpy head!
Has anyone else experienced hair loss from diabetes and/or new medications? Can this be a side effect?
Thanks and sorry for complaining about something so stupid. I'm just freaking out.
EDIT: forgot to mention that my hair is growing back in, so I'm assuming that it isn't permenant hair loss which means it can't be genetic (I don't think?) So, I"m guessing it was some kind of reaction to something.
EDIT: I have been experiencing random weight loss, but nothing huge. About 10 pounds in the past 3 months.
I've been reading up on Celiacs and trying to self diagnose (because I'm chickensh*t and don't want to go through a biopsy right now) I will be talking with my Endo in January during my regular check up.