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i had lots of hair before being diagnosed with POTS, i have lost quite a bit the past 6 years. does lexapro or coreg cause this? i was take metaprolol, but read it caused hair loss so switched to coreg. i am noticing it more in my bangs area. and no, there is no one who suffers hair loss in my family. and what helps with hair loss?

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For me, anytime I had a bad spell I would lose a ton of hair. When I felt better, I wouldn't. This has held true for as long as I've had pots. Totally freaked me out for awhile, especially when I was really sick. I thought I would be half bald.

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I'm not on Lexapro, but I had terrible hair loss for years before I was diagnosed with hypothyroid. And not with the TSH; mine is always perfectly normal. Some people don't have good conversion. Have you had a recent free T3 and free T4? It's the only accurate way to tell. Also consider ferritin; anything below 70 is too low for a female. Since starting Armour thyroid I have my hair back, skin is soft, no palps, better energy. It really helps a lot. I only bring this up because thyroid is so often overlooked when we have symptoms that can be caused by many things.

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I started noticing hair loss upon every 'stay' in the hospital....I think it was stress. Again, there was more hair loss after starting Toprol XL but I was soon switched to Bystolic that seems to be reacting better with my body and not as much hair loss is evident.

I recently started on a regiment of Hair Essentials for Hair Growth. I only take 2 tabs a day (the recommended is 3), but my body handles 2 better and my hair seems to be getting better ;)

If you would like more info. let me know.

I'm sorry this is happening to you as well. My hair has always been something I was proud of....it is so difficult when it is lost. Hopefully, we are on the road to getting it back :D

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