This may be a beaten to death topic, but has anyone found a way to lessen the hair loss ?
I'm 32, and after a year post chemo, my hair is finally at a length where it can be somewhat styled, and I feel like Look like myself. I know that this can be a side effect of letrozole ( and menopause), I have been on it since August 2019 and only noticing hair issues now.
Lately if I put my hand through my hair, strands are coming out at the roots, and there's a few on my pillow each morning. It's a bit distressing and triggering for me. I think with chemo, we know its gonna fall out, and all of it will, but with an AI it's kinda up in the air as to how much and for how long. Will I get it so bad that I need a topper or wig again ? Or will I be able to hide it? Ugh I feel like its coming out right at the top because my scalp is tender like it was on Chemo.
Anyway, Just wanted to see what others experiences with this were ( How long did it fall out for, was it a lot ? ), and any tried and true methods to slow it down ?
8/17/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
9/18/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil)
2/26/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
4/29/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Prophylactic ovary removal
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