So, I’ve been losing a good amount of hair since September. Enough to where as to now when you look at the back of my head, you can literally see my scalp in some places. I had my last child 16 months ago.
I take a multi-vitamin and I seen a doctor about this last Friday and the blood work all came out good for the tests he took for hair loss. He just told me to start using Regain for Women and call him back in a months time of using it.
Why oh why is my hair falling out? I’m only 30 and healthy! Has any of you gone through this and if so, what did you do? And what was causing it? Please please help!
It happened to me but I don’t remember it happening that late after having my son. More like months after having him. I lost big chunks, totally bald in spots which I hear is normal. However, for the most part it all grew back. I am however pregnant again and know I will lose it again but again, it came back.
In your case, I would do Regain for sure! I would try anything, we women love our hair. BUT, if for whatever reason that doesn’t work wigs now a days look so real because they are made out of human hair. You can have a good hair day everyday if that’s what it comes down to.
It’s just so terrifying, you know? Do you have any idea where I could look for a wig that would look so real?
I use Pantene shampoo and conditioner. No unusual stress. Just the everyday thing. The thyroid levels were checked and results were good. I don’t know.
Has anyone in your family experienced hair loss like this? I have a friend of mine who lost a lot of weight recently and has been losing hair like crazy. We’re talking from very thick hair to thin enough to see the scalp! I’d give the Regaine For Women a shot and see if it’ll work for you. I’ve heard good reviews on it so maybe just maybe it’ll help restore some of the loss.
Did your doctor check for lupus? My mum has lupus and has managed it for 30+ years now. Here’s some info on lupus. My mum has discoid lupus. It attacks your skin. She has lost most of her hair and she wears a wig everyday. They are pretty spendy too, she buys ones with real human hair. And you can’t even tell she is wearing a wig.
The different types of lupus include:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (eh-RITH-eh-muh-TOE-sus) is the most common form. The word “systemic” means that the disease can involve many parts of the body. SLE symptoms can be mild or serious.
- Discoid lupus erythematosus mainly affects the skin. A red rash may appear, or the skin on the face, scalp, or elsewhere may change colour.
- Drug-induced lupus is triggered by a few medicines. It’s like SLE, but symptoms are usually milder. Most of the time, the disease goes away when the medicine is stopped. More men develop drug-induced lupus because the drugs that cause it, hydralazine and procainamide, are used to treat heart conditions that are more common in men.
It’s crazy that my mum will be 53 this May and you can’t even tell. She has no grey of course and says she doesn’t plan on having grey hair in her wig either. Older ladies dye theirs too why can’t she. I thought that was cute! Like I said though she does spend a lot of money on her hair. We are talking in the upwards of $400-$600 and she gets them through a dealer where she lives. She has I think 3 or 4, but she has been wearing a wig for 8 years now. Oh I should mention too another reason why they cost so much is because when you look closely at the top of my mum’s head (in person of course) you can’t see the cap they use either. It’s a type of material that shows your real scalp without having someone notice the cap. Really, it’s quite amazing what they do with wigs these days.
This is a personal question but did you or are you still breastfeeding? Typically women lose hair after the baby is born (and for some it’s a substantial amount). If you’re breastfeeding, sometimes the hair loss doesn’t happen until your cycle begins again!
I lost tons of mine after my daughter was born. I’m talking 2 1/2-3 years afterwards. My problem was hormonal. Once I was able to get the hormones straightened out, and yes it can take several years after having a child, my hair went pretty much back to normal. If you are not nursing, you might look at trying a natural progesterone cream for several months to see if it helps. I say several months, because it can take a few months to see a significant change as it is a natural treatment, which takes longer than medication.
I am going through something similar at the moment, I’m only 23yrs old! Its so scary. I was almost in tears a few nights ago, I don’t understand either. Do you pull your hair back a lot? It might sound crazy but I think that may cause baldness. I have worn my hair up and very tight with lots of gel, for about 11yrs. I hate wearing mine any other way but I think I’m paying for it. I’m also going through a little stress right now but does that really cause hair loss. I’m so bummed over this, I know what your going through, it sucks.
I was going to also say hormonal, are you on Birth Control? Sometimes the wrong birth control can have this effect. Do you have any other side effects?
I have the same problem. I went to the doctor who sent me to a dermatologist and they took blood and a biopsy. My blood work came back fine (I am only 26) turns out that I have Androgenic alopecia aka as male pattern baldness! My doctor told me to take Biotin which is b7 and folic acid and it has seem to help. He did mention Regain but if I was planning to have kids wouldn’t be a good idea. All Regain does is plump the follicles. I hope this helps in some way. I thought it was my thyroid and it wasn’t.
Did the doc tell you what the thyroid test revealed, you need specifics. You levels may be low, but not off the chart, therefore you would still benefit from therapy. Lets say on a level from 1 to 10, you are a 1, that would mean you’re still on the low side.
Do you have an IUD or IUC? Mine starting falling out when my daughter was 11mths old, more than normal after-baby-hair-loss. I did some research and found out that a lot of women with Mirena IUC’s had hair loss after they got it. Other IUD’s can cause it too. My doc didn’t believe me because hair loss is not listed in the clinical studies, but I had mine removed anyway. Within a month my hair started to grow back and thicken up. It’s been three months and mine looks almost normal for me again.
I will have to try the Biotin and folic acid. Thank you for sharing. I got all my test results back and everything turned out normal. Hormones, thyroid levels normal. He has me on Regaine for a month and then contact him again. Does it just say folic acid on the bottle? With what you are taking with these, have you noticed a difference and if so, how long did it take for you to notice?
I know what you mean. My son is 6 months and for a while it was really bad. I dont have patches though. I started taking my vitamins again. I had been going back to nursing school full time. I think it was stress, hormones. My doc told me that my thyroid is enlarged and that I should get it checked, I haven’t. My MIL asked around to some of her friends, there is a shampoo that is made of chiles that supposedly helps. Or they said to put an onion in your shampoo for a few weeks(nasty I don’t think I would do it). I started using Fructis length and strength which is supposed to help with your hair falling out and make it stronger. I’ve noticed it is not so bad now. I hope the Folic acid and b vitamins will help. Good luck.