Recently, I have been having symptoms of hair loss...my hair is noticibly thin now than it was even 2-3 years ago. I have been mildly thinning for a while, but it is now very noticible.
Since January of this year, I have been vey strictly following a low GI/IR diet and have been exercising regularly. I have managed to bring all my lipid levels to normal range and have ovulated twice and had periods of my own (this did not happen last year!)
My bloods show raised free tetosterone (1.59ng/dl) and serum testosterone of 63 ng/dl.
My endo wants to start me on sprironolactone to help with hirsuitism and HL.
I am really scared to start this medication (I am supersensitve to all meds...can't even handle bcps, but have not been on yasmin before)
My question is, if I carry on with my healthy lifestyle, will I be able to lower my androgens enough to see an improvement in the hair issues?
I have also managed to lose 10 lb since the start of Jan.
I just would like to know some you you guys' experiences.......I would hate to take medications unecessarily for the rest of my life, if there was another way.
If I had to go on meds, I would, because this HL is SCARY.
Also, does anyone know how long it takes to lower androgens in the body?
Thanks for your help!