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Mummyxo18 Tue 15-Oct-19 10:25:40

So basically my daughter is 15 months old, I went through the normal hair loss postpartum and it started to grow back beginning of this year.
I noticed at the beginning of Sept that my hair was falling out again and all the hair that grew back has now gone. I had my bloods checked and I do have low iron so I’m on tablets for that now. But the hair loss seems to get worse each day. I refuse to wear my hair down now because I’m so paranoid by it. It’s actually really upsetting me. I’ve been on the tablets for two weeks so maybe I’m expecting a bit too much too soon. Just wondering if anyone else had hair loss continue after having their child and being put on medication?x

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GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:46:36

Where you breastfeeding or stopped by any chance?x

Mummyxo18 Tue 15-Oct-19 11:56:36

I didn’t breastfeed unfortunately. My hair is just literally jumping off my headsadx

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GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:25:11

Ohhhh no!look into alopecia hun theres different types of it some which is stress/trauma related. Make sure you keep up with your vits etc and get another GP to recess you!x

GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:25:47

Re-assess you!

Seeline Tue 15-Oct-19 12:31:00

My hair was falling out when I had low ferratin. Was on heavy-duty iron tablets for about 3 months before I saw an improvement. I think 2 weeks may be expecting a bit much.

lakequeen Tue 15-Oct-19 12:42:12

I think you need to give the iron longer to work. Also, I always shed hair a lot at this time of year anyway,

Mummyxo18 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:46:31

Thank you ladies!
I think you’re right two weeks isn’t long at all! So I need to be patient. Just hard when I feel like I may be as bald as my dad in the few weeks haha!
If I don’t see any improvement I’ll speak to docs again. I am having a lot of stress/anxiety at the moment too x

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Manicpixiedreambitch Tue 15-Oct-19 12:48:45

My son is 14 months and I've been noticing hair loss but I've just stopped breast feeding so thought it might be that. I've become strict on my iron taking though.

GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:49:31

That doesnt help either-its surprisingly common not that helps when you feel bald I'm going through postnatal hair loss at min seeing my hair falling in clumps down the drain not a pretty sight....give it time it will grow back Good luck xxx

Mummyxo18 Tue 15-Oct-19 12:58:33

It’s horrible isn’t it! I need to up my iron intake too. Have found it difficult because of the time I work in the evening so we’re having to have dinner early and quite rushed aswell, so it’s always something quick and easy.

It’s such an awful part of it! I can’t wear my down at all so conscious of it and strands just constantly fall out!
Thank you and good luck to you too xx

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GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 13:23:29

Tell me about it!mines up constantly too but with a pin not hair bobble I keep a hair cap on a night taking daily vits and using cactus oil!beginning to see some improvement!Thank you xx

Mummyxo18 Tue 15-Oct-19 15:12:42

Ahh I might have to try those! Glad yours is improving, I’ll feel a bit prettier when my grows back too! Sick of looking like Miss Trunchball! Xxx

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GlitterSparkle85 Tue 15-Oct-19 20:02:04

Lol!I'm sure you dont!same miss my big mane of hairsad

Mummyxo18 Wed 16-Oct-19 08:03:43

Same! I’ve never had really thick hair but I have loads of it. And it was amazing during my pregnancy, now I hate it xx

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