Has anyone suffered from hair loss? I have been taking Bisoprolol 1.25mg for about 2 years now and my hair has definitely got thinner. I have always had a very thick head of hair so I didn't notice at first. However now I have a real problem around the crown area.
Did a bit of research on the internet to discover that a lot of other people have had this problem while taking beta blockers. My GP has confirmed this too but says that it could also be due to age (56yrs) and the fact that I also suffer from an under active thyroid for which I take thyroxine. The thyroxine has been in my system for over 25 years without this problem however so I am a little sceptical about that. The age thing? Maybe, but I have 7 sisters and none of them has had this problem.
A friend of mine who is also on beta blockers told me that she had the same problem and has recommended a health supplement called Viviscal. It is a marine algae supplement. I started a course of it 3 weeks ago. It is not supposed to show results for about 6 months but I definitely feel that even if my hair is not thicker it has definitely stopped falling out so much. Let's see what happens. I will keep you all posted and in the meantime if any one has any comments to make on this subject it would be great to hear them.