I started taking a DIM supplement (Genius Estrogen Balance) a couple of weeks ago and within a little over a week of taking it, my hair started falling out. Aside from the hair loss, my results from taking the supplement were great (more energy, better mood, more mental clarity, reduction in bloating, better workouts). I continued the supplement for a couple more days after noticing, but discontinued use in hopes that my hair loss would stop. I have been off of the supplement for about 6 days now, and my hair is still falling out. I'm taking other vitamins, including Biotin, B complex, fish oil, iron, zinc, vitamin D, and magnesium, in hopes of encouraging hair growth, but my hair continues to fall out and it's becoming very concerning.
I had my labs checked shortly before starting the DIM supplements and everything came back normal, though my TSH was fairly low (0.74), but my doctor said that the lower that number was, the better, despite the fact that I have thought I might have low thyroid for years. I wonder if the DIM may have affected my thyroid in such a way that I am now experiencing hair loss despite being off the supplement?
Additionally, I work night shift, rarely get enough sleep, and have a fairly high amount of stress in my life, though I exercise and try to be very careful with my diet (this situation has been a constant for about 3 years now, so I know my hair loss probably isn't related to these factors, as it started only after taking DIM). I also was on a birth control pill, Microgestin, for about 2 years until I discontinued it about 5 months ago due to the side effects being intolerable, and I suspect I may have some hormonal imbalances left as a result of taking the pill, throwing off my circadian rhythm with my shift, eating a diet high in soy (which I have since stopped), and getting an average of 5-6 hours of sleep per day outside of weekends. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.