Originally Posted by jimbo
I also have experienced hair going down the drain. Getting thinner too. My neurologist did explain the interrupted blood flow as a possibility as Alt mentioned. I thought about standing on my head but since my balance is bad I'd probably fall over...
I think you are absolutely on to something with the head stand idea! My physical therapist gave me an exercise to increase my flexibility and I discovered that I had more normal color returning to my hand, less swelling, and a decrease in the hair loss! This exercise is a variation of standing and touching your toes, which I can't do or like you, I would fall over. Once an hour I sit in a chair, knees apart and bend over letting my arms hang toward the floor. Headspinningly painful in the beginning, still is painful but not as bad. Not only a good stretch but the increased blood flow has obviously helped the other symptoms. As an added bonus I have seen a slight improvement in my balance since I am constantly challenging it. When I first began the exercises I would fall out of the chair and had no sense of where the walls, floor and ceiling were.
I still rely on my service dog to retrieve dropped items on the floor but the constant ever present sensation of an impending fall has improved.
I used to have pretty, shiny full hair. When it began thinning I though that was the ultimate insult. Now less hair in the drain and on my pillow! I'll take that.
Take care and give this a try. I started noticing a difference within about a week.