oral minoxidil for hormonal therapy induced hair loss
My hair grew back very thick after chemo (took 2 hours to blowdry!) and stayed that way through ovary removal and 4 years of AIs. I thought I had lucked out. About 1.5 years into Tamoxifen I started losing it again - diffuse loss, over a few months, most noticeable at temples and crown. I had a scalp biopsy done to rule out any other causes, which it did - it showed "miniaturized" follicles which is consistent with hormonal hair thinning.
I've started oral minoxidil (1.25mg/day) and I wanted to know if others have tried this for their tamoxifen related alopecia. If so, how long until you noticed results and what were the side effects? I'm not bothering with the topical version (messy) and the oral version may also help my sad sparse brows and lashes so that was my choice.