Hi, i had the liletta put in after my 2nd child. I was 10 weeks post partum, and its been 7 weeks since ive had it in. My question is have you experienced hair loss? Ive notice when i shower, lots and lots of hair in my drain. Im frightened. Does this end at all? Should i take it out? I dont want to lose my hair!
liletta contains levonorgestrel. I have not had an IUD but was on a birth control pill that contained estrogen and levonorgestrel and I believe I lost 1/3 of my hair at that time. (I was on it for a year) But I also found out that I had low vitamin B levels and getting injections for awhile did seem to help, or it could have been my body getting used to the hormones. Any hormones can cause either hair loss or more hair growth, unfortunately it is usually hair loss. I would check with your doctor, chances are they'll tell you to wait 3 months and see if it gets better. I also used Minoxidol 5% on my hair during this time. I'm no longer on any birth control because the 3 I've tried have made my pre-existing depression much worse... another great side effect of hormones. My next attempt is the mini pill (norethindrone 0.35) but I'm assuming I will have the same problems again.
- Liletta Information for Consumers
- Liletta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Liletta (detailed)
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