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When will my hair stop falling out??

Started by greeneyes, Sep 02, 2010 6:19 AM
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Posted September 2, 2010 - 6:19 AM

Im almost 4 months out and my hair started falling out a month ago. I feel like im going to have bald spots soon. When will it stop???:scared0:


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 6:23 AM

I lost hair for a solid 3 months.


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 1:58 PM

I am 4 months out and started losing hair a month ago too, I just went yesterday and got it bobbed off about 4 inches, now trying to comb it to cover thin spots, hope it stops after 3 months like Tiffy said.. if not I will be buying a wig.


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 3:56 PM

I started losing at 2 months postop. I'm now approaching my 5 month, and still losing it. Don't think I can take much more loss of hair, but my Dr. reassures me that by the end of 6 months, it will stop falling out. Sometimes when I take a shower, (you know how you feel water dripping down your back?) I feel hair falling down my back. Scarey feeling. But I love the weight loss. So have decided to just acknowledge this as just part of the journey.:)


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 4:07 PM

I am dreading this side effect. If there is one thing I have always had going for me it was my hair and I just grew it out to the middle of my back. I lost a ton of hair after the birth of both of my boys, but my youngest is 9 so the hair has recovered. I really really really hope that I dodge this but I am thinking if I lost it so bad after giving birth and losing the baby weight that it will be the same for this.



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Posted September 3, 2010 - 6:00 AM

I cant even run my fingers through my hair without clumps coming out. It is a very scary feeling. I lose hair all day long its all over me, my car, my shower. I do hope it stops soon or I will be bald...:P


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Posted September 3, 2010 - 6:09 AM

I'm dreading the hair loss too, I have very thin hair, and not too much of it either. I usually use it quite short (just below the ears) I'm letting it grow now so that I don't have to wash it and style it every day, any tips from those of you who already went throgh this? (I'm 5 weeks out, haven't updated ticker because I haven't weight myself for the last 3 weeks)


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Posted September 5, 2010 - 7:34 AM

I have noticed my hair thinning already and I am 9 weeks post op... it is scary as my hair is fine as it is... a couple of years ago it happened but for reasons unknown! I personally think it was a combination of stress at work and hormones...
I have read in places that with WLS your hormones go a little 'wild' so perhaps this is one of the causes of hair loss... thankfully it is temporary thing!

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