Q. I started taking DHEA a couple days ago because I have an extremely exhausted adrenal level. I had severe depression. So I purchased a bottle of 10 mg, I took one tablet and within a few days my life has changed. It is awesome, I stay awake, I am not depressed. But I read the hair loss side effects. Will I start to have thinning hair, I am a woman, 110 lbs.
A. Hair thinning or hair loss is possible with DHEA in men and women. It is dose dependent and also dependent on how often it is taken. There are many other supplements used for depression and it may be a good idea to use other herbs or supplements while taking a break from the use. These include 5-HTP, mucuna pruriens, SAM-e, and St. John’s wort.