Suggestion for Products or Supplements for Fine and Thinning Hair? Can anyone suggest any products or supplements to help with fine and thinning hair for a person with PCOS? I’m already on 100mg Spironolactone and use Nioxin shampoo. in progress Hairs Layla Ferry 3 Answers 851 views 0
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Rogaine is the only product proven to stop hair loss and possibly regrow hair. Honestly, the sooner you start, the better; once the hair follicle is dead, that's it. I waited far too long to start rogaine. I wish I started it 10 years ago.
I looked into this, but it's sort of a last resort. I'm afraid of it giving me more facial hair because of it rubbing on my pillow.
My dermatologist prescribed me oral Minoxidil 1mg/day, which is the active ingredient in topical rogaine. Hairs are definitely less shedding but not sure if it's from Minoxidil or Spiro. I have taken months to get to this stage!
I was on Spironolactone but stopped because I started having some health issues 3 months after starting. Thyroid issues, hemochromatosis (too much iron in my blood), and both of those also cause hair loss.
The Spironolactone was working too, I wasn’t losing any hair, and now that I stopped, I am shedding hairs again. I also have gallbladder issues now, so I don’t want to take any meds that could make anything worse.
Have you had your thyroid checked? Mine got better after I got my thyroid under control.
I think it was checked years ago. I'll have them check again.
There is a book called stop the thyroid madness that really helped me. I took it to my doctor and told her what I wanted to do, and she was happy to help. Some are not as willing I've heard. Good luck!