What do I do? I think I’m losing my hair and I am stressing all the time about how much of it is coming out and I can see it everywhere and I cry in the shower and I can’t stand it much longer. I have medium length hair after years and years of very short cuts and it has recently been looking really nice and I’ve enjoyed being a bit more feminine. I know people like it and its a big part of my identity. But it’s falling out and it’s going to look thin quite soon. And my anxiety around it is severe. I get the urge to grab the shaver and just have done with it. I know that I’m very stressed out with things generally and I may just be focussing on the trivia of my hair as a displacement thing, but really, should I just shave my head and get to grips with bald? Will it help? I lost a lot of weight recently (70lbs) and I have just started to have confidence after 25 years of withering away in a mental and emotional corner and this hair loss now just seems cruel. Oh I feel so utterly selfish. It’s just hair. I’m a mess. A selfish, traumatised, fucked-up, horrible mess.
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