Patient :Hello there. I am a 24 year old female who is experiencing some major hair loss. It all started towards the end of my pregnancy, just a little more than average started falling out. Then, I had the classic case of postpartum hair loss that started around 4 months postpartum. It eventually let up some but never returned to it's normal amount of shedding. I went to my doctor and had a blood test done but nothing came up abnormal. She told me that since I have a history of hairloss on my mom's side that my pregnancy probably triggered it to start. So I decided to bite the bullet and start taking Rogaine for women. I used it for no more than a week (I used the 5% foam) and stopped due to major scalp itch and shedding. I am here because it is now shedding in extreme amounts, my guess would be 300 to 400 strands a day. I am very worried that it will never stop! I stopped taking the Rogaine about 2 weeks ago. Any idea when this shedding might let up? And will what I loss eventually grow back? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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