Low cortisol causes inflammation. Could explain why are scalps are inflamed/irritated and therefore shedding hair. One of the users stated he is now taking B12 shots which some dermatologists give to stop hair shedding, but usually for Telogen Effluvium. I also read a while back that a guy shedding from megadosing on B5 would get monthly steroid injections that helped slow down the shedding. There is also an oral steroid (see below).
Yes to all, we suggest not taking B5 as it has caused hair loss in many of us. I have read a forum where a girl started shedding hair from taking 1 gram of B5 a day (look back in this forum for the link). We are not certain the reason. We have theories.
The Clobetasol Propionate (steroid) .05% solution and shampoo have slowed down the shedding. My dermatologist informed me the shedding should slow down if the dandruff/irritation on my scalp was suppressed. Right now I am alternating the steroid shampoo, Ketoconazole 1% and 2% shampoo, and DHS Zinc shampoo. My dermatologist suggested alternating the shampoos would have a greater effect which seems to be working. I am applying the steroid solution every other day.
I am still taking Avodart and applying Rogain 2x per day which has helped me to regrow hair slowly but surely. I also started the stinging nettle root 250mg 2x per day.