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Hair Loss Help - what could it be?

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funlovingcriminal Sat 05-Nov-16 11:33:09

I am in a desperate situation with my hair. I have been losing hair over the years and sometimes I go through big phases of loss, which I'm going through right now. It's been 3 months this time and everyime I comb it I see hair falling, sink has a good few too...My hair is VERY fine and now short as it cannot grow long. It's pretty sould destroying.

I have been to the doctors and had a blood test, they told me all fine. I asked to look at results and the two things that stood out to me were were B12 at 121 and Iron was too high?! I have no idea what that means but the doctors says it all looks fine to her. I must be stress or just heriditory.

I just don't know what to do now, I see that I seem to be receding now, one area on the side of my head is so thin and new hair doesn't seem to be growing which is obviously the most worrying part.

Does anyone have any advice or help, please? TIA

MegGriffin Sat 05-Nov-16 19:05:12

Your b12 is low and you would benefit from injections. I believe the range is from 150-200 up to 900. Mine was 68 and I had to have 6 injections over two weeks. My hair is falling out as well.

funlovingcriminal Sun 06-Nov-16 11:24:58

Thanks Meg, that is what I thought. But the doctor says I'm in the normal range. I suppose it's also the only 'symptom' I have though. Do you have any other symptoms with your B12 so low? And does anyone have any experience of the falling improving when B12 levels go up?

winnybella Sun 06-Nov-16 11:49:38

It could be androgenic alopecia ( male pattern baldness). There are topical medications that can be used but the condirion can't be cured. Mention it to your doctor maybe?

funlovingcriminal Sun 06-Nov-16 11:51:55

That sounds pretty scary..and permanent!

goddessofsmallthings Mon 07-Nov-16 00:41:21

Was your thyroid function tested? If so, what are the results?

I also have fine hair and had lots of it until I began falling out at an alarming rate.

I'm pleased to say that taking 300mg hyaluronic acid daily together with a B complex tablet has restored my hair to its former glory and it also seems to be thicker as well as healthier. Its present condition has been noticed by others and I've had lots of compliments and requests for my hairdresser's number smile

My fingernails have also benefited - they used to peel and/or break easily but emerged intact from a gardening session involving gravel during which I forgot to wear gloves.

Look for B complex with biotin. I buy online and will be happy to give you details of my suppliers if you pm me

Pipsqueak11 Mon 07-Nov-16 00:45:21

Godess could you t ell me what you use too please ? Not sure how to pm you but would love to do something about my hair so would like to try

goddessofsmallthings Mon 07-Nov-16 20:49:59

I've been taking one of these capsules daily:

The difference it's made to my shoulder length hair was noticeable after 4 weeks - there's definitely a lot more to wash and I'm able to 'swoosh' it when its dry/styled. Three months on I've just started my second bottle and my nails have never been stronger or longer - I'm having to file them down smile

It may be possible to achieve similar results with Biotin capsules but I can only report on what I've tried/taken.

This vitamin b complex covers all the basics. If taken with hyaluronic acid or biotin one tablet per day should suffice, but I'd suggest sourcing something stronger if blood tests have shown specific deficiencies:

Pipsqueak11 Mon 07-Nov-16 23:55:14

ThAnks so much goddess.great that you have found something that works for you .I will give it a whirl . Fingers crossed I have same success .thanks again .

funlovingcriminal Thu 10-Nov-16 16:35:28

Hi Goddess!

Thanks for taking the time to get back. Firstly, my thyroid function test was 1,87. Does that mean anything to you or anyone? It certainly doesn't to me..

I don't think I'll ever 'swoosh' my hair again, it's so thin and short now. I have tried Biotin in the past, no success. Never tried Hyaluronic acid, will definitely look into it...sounds amazing!!

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