" BOSTON (CBS) – For many women their hair is an important part of their identity so suffering unexpected hair loss can be devastating, especially when it is triggered by a common prescription medication. Some women even find themselves choosing their hair over their health.
Every day, wig store owner Flora Shepelsky sees how hair loss can destroy a woman’s self-esteem. “When they come in the first thing is tears. No one wants to come into a wig store,” she said.
One woman, who did not want to be identified, was in the shop looking for a wig to cover the hair weave that is no longer enough to hide her hair loss. She and several other women in the shop blame prescription drugs for their hair loss.
“I would have done anything to get my hair back,” she said. The woman even stopped taking her medication. “But then my health was suffering,” she said.
She was forced to go back on the drugs "
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