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Is it normal to have thinning hair and linchen sclerosis at age 35?

By Anonymous October 28, 2011 - 11:03am
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I am now 37 but for the last 2 years I have had thinning hair on the top of my head and this thing called linchen sclerosis that I was told is mostly seen in older women. I have been to several doctors and they have all said nothing is wrong and that I am not in perimenopause. I also have sleep problems- I have changed my diet - it is now very healthy - and that has helped some with the sleep- but I still have some sleep problems, thinning hair, and linchen sclerosis, and my periods are about every 26 days and most months I have this spotting anywhere from 7 to 10 before my period starts- is this normal? When this all started I also had some depression and anxiety - which got better with taking vitamin D and relaxation - so maybe you could give me some clue as to what is going on. Thanks.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for you question. One of the causes of Lichen Sclerosus is hormonal imbalance. This might be the cause also of the hair thinning, your spotting and feeling of depression. There are treatments that can be used to treat the smptoms of Lichen Sclerosus like
Corticosteroids such as clobetasol propionate (Clobex, Cormax)
Immune-modulating creams such as pimecrolimus (Elidel) and tacrolimus (Protopic)
If the Depression and Anxiety continues it might be best to see your doctor and he might be able to Prescribe an antidepressant that might work in helping you treat your Symptoms.
Here's a link that can help
Best of luck,

October 29, 2011 - 6:34am
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