This is truly terrifying to me, a woman has been on birth control for about 10 years! This 25-year-old woman says that when she went off birth control, her body essentially went into hormonal shock and caused her to start losing her hair! She posted a video that now has over 9 million views showcasing her hair loss.
After sharing her first video, she shared a couple videos telling the story of what exactly happened and her hair regrowth.
She also talked to Buzzfeed about her whole process. Click here to read the full interview.
When Chancey first decided to stop taking her hormonal birth control pill, she noticed that she was shedding hair a lot. But then the shedding got so bad she started losing huge amounts of her hair.
"I did my research prior to coming off the birth control pill and went to the doctor and gyno, but both claimed nothing would happen," Chancey said. She knew immediately coming off birth control was what was causing the sudden hair loss.
"Since I had taken birth control for so long, I knew I would likely experience some side effects going off it, but I had no idea that I would almost go bald," she said.
Chancey went to a dermatologist, who stated that she was experiencing hair loss from hormonal shock, but hers was the worst case she had seen. So, after blood tests and a biopsy, Chancey found out that coming off her birth control triggered an autoimmune disease called alopecia areata.
Luckily, Chancey went to an expert right away and was able to get her hormones balanced out to help her hair grow back. "I started shedding hair in January and almost went bald but by April it was completely covered again so February was my true growing month. It was peach fuzz in February but now I have two- to three-inch hairs all around," she said.