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Metoprolol causing hair loss?

Hey guys, I take Metoprolol SUCC ER 50 mg once a day for what they THINK is mostly just inappropriate sinus tachycardia and a bit of anxiety that probably grew from that. At normal, my hair was probably the richest and thickest you would have ever seen but now, its getting oily much quicker, and has gotten SEVERELY more thin and light. I'm only 22 and good hair genes runs in my family, its not like im genetically pre-disposed to hair loss.

Does anyone think it can be the medication? Has anyone had anything similar happen where they think its the blood pressure meds? can it be reversible? who should I see about this? Are there any shampoos that will help me with regaining my healthy thick hair back?
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I take Metoprolol and am experiencing sever hair loss, getting  increasingly oily.  I am female.  
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I am 61 female . I have been taking Metoprolol over 7 years. Started with 100mg ,the latest 2 years 200 mg daily. My hair just as enough like I had when I was 16.  I haven’t experienced what you two had.

Also I always wear something on my head when is cold. Always had always will. Many people ignore that need at winter then they say it is the medication. Also some women just like many men can experience hair loss with age naturally.
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I just came from Dermatologist today to address my hair loss/thinning.  He told me age has nothing to do with my hair loss and I am the same age as you.  He did tell me that the Metoprolol DOES cause hair loss/thinning and that I should NOT discontinue the medication.  He ordered test but his advise to me?  Get a wig! (or a hair transplant) LOL!!
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