I think this will encourage all of you...Alo Vera juice is known to help hair and nails grow back and it does many other things too like help lower blood sugar and lose weight. You have to start off small but they have it for only 7 dollars at walmart a gallon! Check it out! Has helped my cramps be less severe as well.
My hair is growing and my nails grow faster than ever! I was having to wear extensions because it was so thin but now it is full and nice!
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It might not be good for everyone but I've had more luck with Sundown Naturals Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins than I have had with pre-natal vitamins to help with my hair. The Sundown vitamins have 75% of the daily recommended amount of Iodine in them which can affect thyroid function so make sure to ask your doctor first. My hair thinned down something awful over the spring but it seems to be thickening back up and it's a lot healthier. I was even able to dye out those stray grey hairs without it falling out.
Hi! My doctor put me on what she calls an "anti-androgen" birth control pill. (It helps my erratic period and hair on my face). I have also started taking pre-natal vitamins (eventually we wish to have a baby!). Not sure if it's the anti-androgen or the vitamins but my hair does seem to be thicker then normal (my husband noticed too). The reason I'm not sure which it is, is because I know some women take pre-natal vitamins just to have nice hair and nails, so maybe try some vitamins and see how that works for you?
Hi.....my doc just informed me that I have symptoms of PCOS and has prescribed Metformin. I don't want to take it. Anywho, I was not aware of the potential for hairloss until I read this post. I haven't had that problem but I would like to share that I've been using a mix of 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part castor oil. I melt 2 tbs coconut oil & mix 1 tbs of the castor oil; I let it solidify and add a small amount to my scalp every other night and I massage my scalp afterwards. I've given a few people this concoction and they've experienced hair growth. Hope that helps.
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I'm 19 and also having this problem so I'm glad to see that there's still hope. It's not too noticeable as long as my hair is kept short which improves volume and coverage. Please let us know if anyone else has success with hair regrowth.
Diet and exercise seem to impact my hair loss, especially the exercise. My doctor also recently changed my BCP to a higher estrogen level pill and encouraged me to start taking fish oil twice a day, a B complex twice a day (I was previously only taking one a day) and a prenatal vitamin. I also take met & spiro. The combination of this with regular excercise has not only stopped the hair loss, but it seems to finally be growing back in for me. I think it is a bit different for everyone and I hope you find the right solution for you.
If you haven't read this, I would recommend it: http://www.asrm.org/Patients/patientbookle ts/hirsutismPCOS.pdf
From what I understand some of your hair will grow back, but unless you're pretty lucky, it's never going to be just like it was. It sounds like your hair starts falling out (or growing in thick and dark, for facial hair) when it becomes sensitized to the excess testosterone in your system. Once a hair follicle becomes very sensitive to it (it just gets that way over time..), it's unlikely to go back to how it was. Plus I've read elsewhere that women with PCOS are already prone to have overly-sensitive hair follicles, and the excess testosterone makes it even worse.
The best ways to control it are probably talking to your doctor, and just stick with your diet/exercise as much as you can to keep the extra testosterone in your system down.
Fitness Minutes: (16,076) Posts: 2,963 12/13/08 3:28 A
yes, and i started taking spiroladtactone (sorry about spelling) and the only place i am losing hair is on top of my head. stopped taking it yesterday. i can live with what i got, mostly i need to do facial plucking and abdomin shaving.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,716) Posts: 259 12/6/08 11:08 A
I'm not a doctor, but my personal experience is that when my diet is too heavy in refined sugar and simple carbs, the symptoms really intensify. So, yes, I don't think you ever get rid of "the best", you just put it to sleep with the right exercise and diet habits.
Hello, just wanted to throw in my two cents. I really notice a big difference when my diet and exercise is bad as well. The hair on my face grows in thicker and faster and the hair on my head goes missing! Two things I've been doing that have really been helping are a Biotin supplement and I've been using Nioxin level 4 (noticable thinning hair) shampoo and scalp treatment. That makes my hair feel much thicker. I noticed this morning that I had some "fly aways" and I was trying to smooth them, turns out it is new growth sticking up. Good luck!
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