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2/8/12 8:50 P

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Hi! I have been fighting hair loss for about five years, and I'm only 22. I have really sensitive skin, and products like Rogaine left me with hives. Supplements didn't work either. The thing that seems to work best for me is the Nutri Ox shampoo/conditioner system. It's fairly inexpensive (I got mine at Sally Beauty Supply), and my really thin spots started filling back in within a couple of weeks. I definitely recommend it!

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1/13/12 10:35 A

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I've also heard that biotin can decrease insulin resistance, so supplementing it is a win-win in my opinion.

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1/10/12 11:55 A

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spiro can take awhile to work, so give it some time...

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1/10/12 9:31 A

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I had a hair loss reaction to medication. I started taking biotin and I have seen a significant improvement. It does take a few weeks. In fact I have to get my hair done more often because my hair is growing faster. The hair loss has stopped, but I am continuing to take it.

This is what I take...
http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?pro
ductId=3943821
I'm sure there are many other brands available.

I have also heard that using a shampoo that has biotin helps, but I have not done that.

Might also talk to your doctor about Spironolactone.

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1/10/12 8:45 A

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Everyone is different. If you don't have insulin resistance, oatmeal might be fine for you. I realized how CRAZY HIGH my blood sugars were getting after eating grains after I bought a blood sugar meter and test strips and starting tracking it on my own. My Dr. was NO help in this area and actually had recommended a high carb, low fat diet to me for weight loss!!!! emoticon

Anyway, if you've never tracked what your blood sugar response is to specific foods, that might be a good idea. It might be that for you, blood sugar is not such an issue.

Also, hair loss in reaction to a med can happen MONTHS later, so it might be that it was the med contributing, and that your hair will begin to grow back soon.

Edited by: AUDIOAMBROSIA at: 1/10/2012 (08:47)
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1/10/12 12:22 A

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I'm trying to get to that point- restricting/limiting carbs. It's so hard when you're used to eating them and your body craves them. I didn't realize oatmeal was bad- for most people the grains are good. I just started making oatmeal for breakfast but it looks like I will be switching to eggs and Canadian bacon..

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1/9/12 9:42 P

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For me, switching to a low carb diet helped w/ a big shed a few years ago. I don't eat grains except for flaxseed meal -- no oatmeal, rice, etc. and limited fruit. If I eat more carbs, my symptoms increase. Basically, I follow the Atkin's diet.

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1/9/12 4:41 P

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Hi ladies. I'm new to the group and wanted to know if anyone here is suffering from male pattern baldness? If so, have you found anything that slows the hairloss? Or if you've lost your hair- does it grow back?

My hair started thinning in October '11. I hoped it was due to a new blood pressure medication, so I stopped the meds immediately but I am still losing hair. I've always considered myself "lucky" to have all of the symptoms minus hair loss. Now, it's thinning pretty rapidly. I have a few visible bald spots near the crown. I hide it the best I can by parting my hair at different angles. I've hear Rogaine works, but you have to continue using it indefinitely or the new hair will fall out. I've been taking Spironolactone and Biotin Supplements for the past month but so far it hasn't helped. I also began using a medicated shampoo by Neutrogena.

Any tips, advice, words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. I am having a terrible time coping with my hair loss =(

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