That’s all I want to know.
Does anyone’s doctor actually care about this hair loss thing?
It’s SO rare that I hear from any of you with a story about how your doctor took the time to really listen to you. Too often you tell me that what you were told was something like this:
“It’s not that bad.”
“Just use Rogaine.”
“It’s just from stress.”
“It’s not like you need a wig.”
The list goes on and on.
Now, I receive many emails each and every week from you ladies (I love you!), and there have probably been one or two over the years that talked about how great their doctors have been.
But really, how rare is that?
Where are these unicorn-doctors so that I can talk to them?
You all know I recently moved, and I’m now in the process of figuring out the whole doctor-thing. I’m trying to find a local dermatologist and got to thinking that I’d probably bring up my hair again (why not?).
But the more I think about it, the angrier I get.
Like many of you, I’ve also been dismissed. I’ve been told that it isn’t bad. That my hormones might be screwed up but at least I have children.
That there are worse things in life.
Well, sure. Of course there are. But did I really just pay you $150 for you to tell me that?
For those of you in the throes of hair loss research, I feel you. When I was reading up on everything is also around the time I was frantically talking to doctors (endocrinologists, dermatologists, gynecologists, etc.) to figure out what was wrong with me—it was a long and arduous process of explanations and tests to come up with…nothing.
No one had the answer.
And quite frankly, no one felt sorry for it.
I’m not sure why women’s hair loss is NOT talked about in the medical community. So much of the time and research seems to be spent on men. Had the medical industry done any research on consumer spending, they’d know that women control the pocketbooks.
I know several of you have spend hundreds—or even thousands—of dollars in treatments and potions to get the shed to stop or the hair to regrow.
Some treatments have helped a few women here and there (heck, I may even try Rogaine again, someday!), but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story of anyone who went back to a normal head of hair.
That being said, I’m truly happy that I’m on the other side of this. Truly.
I’ve found hair. I’m happy with it. My life now goes on.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t think about the lack of options and compassion out there.
And I still reserve the right to get pissed about it. 🙂
What has your doctor told YOU?
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