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When will my hair stop falling out??

Started by greeneyes, Sep 02, 2010 11:19 AM
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27 replies to this topic


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 11:19 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 - 11:23 AM

I lost hair for a solid 3 months.


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Posted September 2, 2010 - 6:58 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 - 8:56 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 - 9:07 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 - 11:00 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 - 11:09 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 - 12:34 PM

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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Posted September 6, 2010 - 8:37 AM

My hair was already thin from PCOS, I am 7 weeks out and just this morning in the shower I realized that there was hair in my hands after running them through my hair while rinsing out conditioner.
Is there nothing we can do to prevent this? To be perfectly frank, it is the thin hair that always "gives away" wls folks that I have heretofor spotted. If I wear a kerchief people will think I have cancer! If I wear a wig, it would be super super obvious, unless I start incorporating wigs and pieces before the thinning gets noticeable ... hmm, maybe that's what I will have to do. But it's really hot here, a wig would be miserable. I'm taking coQ10 Vitamins and trying to keep my Protein intake high, is there anything else we can do?:lol0::)


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Posted September 6, 2010 - 10:26 AM

If you run your fingers over your scalp under your hair do you feel any little spikey hairs yet. This happened to me when my hair finally started to regrow and now it is back to normal. this started at around 5 months I think, so try not to worry too much.
Jane x

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