Can birth control pill cause brittle dry hair?

Progesterone. Hair changes of shedding and thinning are often seen in Progesterone sensitive women. Consult with your gynecologist before quitting the pill since these changes are completely reversible . You don't want to risk an unplanned pregnancy.

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I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?

Doubtfull. Though I have heard that happening from a few patients, i'm not sure it is actually caused by the depoprovera, but is usually caused by something else. For example, many women start the shot after having had a baby, and it is common to lose hair in the first months after having had a baby. Read more...
Yes. Yes, but it is not a permanent loss. Each hair goes through a growth phase, a "resting" phase, and then falls out to start the cycle over again. Conditions like pregnancy and use of hormones synchronize much of your hair so that although they will all fall out at the same time they will then start growing back. Read more...

Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Hypersensitivity. Some women are very sensitive to Progesterone of any type. They may experience hair thinning and acne. Sometimes depression. The anyway to tell is by taking the medication. Fortunately these are all reversible. Read more...

37yr old starting bc for pain ov cysts what is a good 2nd gen birth control pill with no weight gain acne or facial hair effects worried about clots.

Loloestrin the best. My #1 pill i prescribe, it is only 10 mcg estrogen the safest pill, least chance for blood clot , wt gain , bloating also since it is 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills u are only off for 2 days less chance cyst formation and lighter to no periods, and your doc should have samples to start u off and mail order $45 for 3 months, I am giving a lecture tonight on advantages of loloestrin. Read more...

The only reason I am on birth control pill is due to pcos related hair loss, will adding saw palmetto help hair loss or will it counter birth control.

Saw palmetto. There is no evidence that it will help your hair, but evidence that it may interfere with your birth control. Are you on Metformin for the real problem with PCOS and testosterone? That being insulin resistance. If not suggest it to your physician or see an endocrinologist. Your best bet would be to see a dermatologist for help with your hair loss. Read more...