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    Hair thinning and menopause
    sydneymiller posted:
    I am officially in menopause (as of almost two years ago). At the same time as entering into menopause i went through a TREMENDOUS amount of stress and noticed (almost overnight--no exaggeration) my hair thinned dramatically. (It is totally possible that it was/is due to stress), but I have never done one single thing about my menopause symptoms, as they aren't severe enough to warrant it (hot flashes haven't been a big deal and nothing (except the hair-thinning thing) bothers me). My question: Part 1) Am I missing a 'window' to 'retard' the loss of hair by not seeking some kind of hormonal therapy or is hormone replacement therapy fruitless when it comes to hair loss? Part 2) Does the hair-thinning (generally) dissipate after the initial onset of menopause?
    Rhondamay responded:
    Sydney - In addition to the other unpleasant symptoms of menopause, I experienced hair thinning too. At my doctors suggestion I started using Rogaine for women. It has stopped the hair loss but my understanding is that its use must be continued or the hair loss will return.

    Good luck,


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