I'm now on two different inhalers and a small dose of anxiety medicine (which I don't take because it makes me too sleepy). I feel like the inhalers have helped. I've gone 2 days now without having to use my emergency inhaler. My anxiety is still pretty bad, but I'm dealing with it the best I can.
The other thing that I've been dealing with is losing my hair. I'm losing clumps of hair. I started noticing my hair loss about 3-4 months after my dad died. It has continued to fall out. I feel like the very front part has become so thin. I went to see the dermatologist today and he said it was most likely telogen effluvium which can be caused by severe emotional stress.
("Some people experience Telogen Effluvium or sudden diffuse hair loss after a traumatic event such as the death of a family member or someone close, an accident, divorce, abuse or any other severely traumatic event. These events may trigger hair follicles to enter the resting phase prematurely, in which case an increase in the amount of hair shed will be noticed about 3 months after the event.")
Sooo, the doctor did a biopsy of my scalp today. He gave me a shot to deaden the area and then took out about 3mm of my scalp then stitched me up. This will let him know if my hair follicles are dead or if they will recover. We will discuss treatment depending on the results. I'm trying not to STRESS about losing my hair bc that causes more hair loss!!!
I just wish it wasn't on the FRONT part of my head!!!
So for the people who ask "How are you doing?"... THAT is how I am doing! Lol