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7/9/07 12:09 A

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Boy did I lose hair during and after I lost so much hair that when it started growing in I had to wear a scarf for months because it looked like I was trying to grow a butch cut on top. LOL Greeneyes

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7/7/07 11:49 P

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hotmommy I am the same way I am only 37 maybe mine is fom diabetes or my hormones I dont know but I lose hand fulls as well so I just cut my hair really
short, I had tones of hair and now I dont,
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7/7/07 9:55 P

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As a mother of 3 young boys....Trust me this is normal. If you are breast feeding it only makes it worse. First your hormons are out of control, your body isn't geting enough vitimins to feed you and the baby, and evevn if you are getting enough vit. your homons are still out of wack and can be for several years. I have the same problem and my youngest is 3 years old. I'v talked to my doctor about it but she says its fine, I thought I was going to be bald the first 6 months of it but I still have lots of hair and its gone on for years now!!

 
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7/7/07 8:14 P

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Vitamins For Healthy Hair

Good nutrition is vital to healthy hair growth, just as it's essential to overall good health. Although your body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to maintain proper body functions, there are several that are specific to hair growth and health.

When starting a new vitamin regime, it usually takes from 2 to 3 months to see results in your hair's condition. That means that patience and consistency is very important. It's also important to check with your doctor before starting a vitamin program, especially if you have health concerns.

Healthy Hair Vitamins

* Vitamin A - Antioxidant that helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp. Food sources: Fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apricots and peaches. Daily Dose: 5,000 IU. Warnings: More than 25,000 IU daily is toxic and can cause hair loss and other serious health problems.
* Vitamin C - Antioxidant that helps maintain skin & hair health. Food sources: Citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and dark green vegetables. Daily Dose: 60 mg.
* Vitamin E - Antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation. Food sources: Cold-pressed vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables. Daily dose: Up to 400 IU. Warnings: Can raise blood pressure and reduce blood clotting. People taking high blood pressure medication or anticoagulants should check with their doctors before taking Vitamin E supplements.
* Biotin - Helps produce keratin, may prevent graying and hair loss. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk. Daily dose: 150-300 mcg.
* Inositol - Keeps hair follicles healthy at the cellular level. Food sources: Whole grains, brewer's yeast, liver and citrus fruits. Daily Dose: Up to 600 mg.
* Niacin (Vitamin B3) - Promotes scalp circulation. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, chicken, turkey and meat. Daily dose: 15 mg. Warnings: Taking more than 25 mg a day can result in "niacin flush" - a temporary heat sensation due to blood cell dialiation.
* Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - Prevents graying and hair loss. Food sources: Whole grain cereals, brewer's yeast, organ meats and egg yolks. Daily dose: 4-7 mg.
* Vitamin B6 - Prevents hair loss, helps create melanin, which gives hair its color. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats and egg yolk. Daily dose: 1.6 mg. Warnings: High doses can cause numbness in hands and feet.
* Vitamin B12 - Prevents hair loss. Food sources: Chicken, fish, eggs and milk. Daily dose: 2 mg.


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7/7/07 7:49 P

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Hi I lost hair also while pregnant.
Make sure you are taking all your vitamins. Also it's helpful to track them on the nutritional tracker to see where you are insuffinient
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7/7/07 12:37 P

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Sweetie, as far as grandma. All u can do is love her and spend as much time as u can with her and treat each day just like it is a blessing to u both.the more love u give her the happier she will be whether she goes now or 20 yrs.she will know she was loved and u will know she knew that as well.As far as BF darling take it one step at a time.there is nothing else u can do but go one step at a time.I know it is not easy but there is not prefect fix to anything and u both need time to grow and if u grow together wonderful if not then at least u can be friends and share a beautiful child for the rest of your days. As far as the job darling there is not a job on this planet that is worth making yourself sick over. i know we all have to have one to survive in this day and time. but it does not mean u have to be drove nuts by it to have it. and besides u got someone that is looking to u to show them the way and showing them how to be stressed is not what u want them to learn. u vent all u want to that is what friends an family is for. huggs ad u take care and how about taking a stroll in the park and even checking in n grandma today and letting work wait till Monday. huggggsss

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GAASTRA's Photo GAASTRA Posts: 360
7/7/07 12:19 P

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Yes, Belle!, you`re probably right too. It`s not only my pregnancy but also the stress - job offer and my only beloved grandma whose condition is getting worse day by day. She`s got a very serious heart condition and literally her days are numbered as the doctor said. He said that she can either live for long years or die any minute. I hate it, i hate it, i hate. Especially now that I see her so happy - she became a great grandma which is not so common in our family. Sorry everybody, needed to vent. I don`t want to get bald. I`m far too young...

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GRANDBRAT's Photo GRANDBRAT Posts: 361
7/7/07 12:17 P

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they warned us in childbirth classes that our hair would fall out around 3 to 6 months after giving birth. Happened like clockwork. My boy is 8 months and the hair loss is slowing down considerably.



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BELLE!'s Photo BELLE! Posts: 16,607
7/7/07 12:07 P

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Sweetie, I know u are under alot of stresses and it does make your hair fall out.I did last yr basically go days where i just pulled it up and didn't even brush it cause it was falling out so bad.Firs tell your doc and start doing some relaxation tech as well as there is shampoo out there for thinning hair and it is good I can not remember the name but it was not rogain or anything but those do work but just look at the store and see what u can find and by all means relax and talk to your doc and see what they can recommend as well.

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GAASTRA's Photo GAASTRA Posts: 360
7/7/07 10:23 A

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I hope that`s after my pregnancy. I`m taking vitamins, I`m using conditioners... Hope it`ll get better.

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7/7/07 10:11 A

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Can't remember, but how long ago did you have your baby. I have always had lots of hair and still do. But when I had my daughter thier after my hair fail out like crazy. I was clogging the shower drain often my husband was always having to do this for me. Your body goes through alot having a baby in all ways especially hormonally. So the hair loss can just be your body chainging because of the after preganancy. If this is what it is. It will get better and you will just have to live with it. I use to shed worse than any dog I have ever had.


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Wow, that is wierd. I wonder if you are lacking a certain vitamin?

 
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Please see your doctor, it maybe related to stress or skin. The very first doctor to visit is the dermatologist.

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7/7/07 6:13 A

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Are you taking vitamins? You may not be getting enough of the nutrients you need. As a new Mother, your body has gone through lots of changes. Make sure you are eating enough and eating healthy.

If you are taking vitamins, eating enough and eating healthy and you still have this problem, I would consult with your doctor.

Best of luck to you and please let us know what happens or how you remedy this problem.

We are all here for you.

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GAASTRA's Photo GAASTRA Posts: 360
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Along with the inches I started to lose hair. I can`t even wash it not to lose like a handful of them! I`ve always had beautiful, thick hair and now it looks miserable! What is going on? How to stop it? Help, I`m desperate!

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