Holy Hormones Journal: Holy Hormones Honey! Why do women not think that they can have an adverse reaction to the pill – just like any other drug. Hair falling out is a sure sign of hormone imbalance…. namely, estrogen dominance. Are light and infrequent periods, no cramps, or weight gain – no pregnancy – worth losing one’s hair? The pill is the longest uncontrolled experiment in medical history. No one knows how the pill is going to affect the offspring of generations of women who have used it. All of those synthetic estrogens and chemicals are being passed through the umbilical cord into the fetus. Women are experiencing hormone imbalance related depression, and anxiety, and hair loss at an earlier and earlier age.
All of this is exacerbated with a family history of hair loss. I would love to know what type of birth control the writer’s mother and grandmother took.
In addition, synthetic hormones – just like all drugs – deplete vital nutrients. My concern is that these young women who now are experiencing a generational history of hormone imbalance and nutrient deficiency will not be able to tolerate synthetic hormones. Period.
And then this woman’s doctor recommends Depo Provera – (read the 348 comments from women who have experienced withdrawal from this drug.)
Here’s the deal – women’s hormone are not like a game of ping pong. You cannot logically prescribe an estrogen pill and then flip flop to a progestin vaccine. The endocrine system will become confused. First higher levels of estrogen in the pill – then progesterone is suppressed with the Depo. That does not even make sense. And with suppressed progesterone this woman will be lucky if she has her head of hair by the age of 30.
Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One
The Daily Beast
by Molly Oswaks
October 14, 2014
Yet, all over the Internet, there are forums and message boards filled with sob stories from young women who’ve lost sometimes more than 50 percent of their hair after taking Loestrin in particular. For women, whose hair, across all cultures, associated with sexuality and feminine beauty, a thinning scalp can be highly traumatic. Many describe feelings of low self-worth, shame, and depression. “[It] takes up about 98 percent of my thoughts every day! I am crazy self-conscious,” writes a woman named Sarah at the website WomensHairLossProject.com. Others lament a once-heavy ponytail reduced to the diameter of a Sharpie marker; they fear a windy day will blow askew a carefully brushed bob (shorter hair looks fuller, less weight on the ends) and reveal a too-visible scalp.