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Hair? What Hair?!?

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Lyra

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Wow, when they said I might have hair loss they weren't kidding! I just started my Bosley shampoo/conditioner/hair regrowth treatments and I hope that they kick in soon. Every time I shower I literally have hunks of hair falling out into my hands. Yuck! I'm not exactly happy about this, but I'm resigned that its happening and will continue to happen for awhile. On the other hand, I'm so DAMNED excited that I'm 9 itty bitty pounds away from ONEDERLAND! I haven't been this weight since college. I went shopping the other day and was able to find clothing in the regular section of the store. I about started to cry! Actually my friends had to keep pulling me away from the plus size clothes because I kept thinking that's where I needed to be. I actually where between a L and a XL in shirts and am a 14 in pants. Not bad since I started at almost a 3XL and a size 24! I look into the mirror and I think "I look pretty". It's been sooooo long since I thought that. I'm still flabbergasted about how much my life has changed in a little over 3 months. This is the BEST decision I've ever made. I'm hoping to lose a full 100 pounds by my sixth month surgiversary. That will put me at the weight I was my senior year of high school at 180. Then I just need to lose 40 more itty bitty pounds and will be at my doctor's suggested weight for my height and body build. I'm going on a rockin' vacation in February and hope to be, if not at my goal weight, to be within spitting distance of it.

 

Thank GOD I decided to do this. I don't regret a moment of the pain, crazy hormones, or stress that I've gone through over the last few months. Literally this has been the best decision EVER.

 

Now, if only my hair would stop falling out.....*amused*

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Congrats! I'm worried about the hair loss too. I'm 12 days post-op and can't seem to eat anythng with nutritional value except one shake a day (and not the best one out there). I even had to stop taking chewables. I'm going to give my stomach a rest for a day or two (liquids only) and try again.

Keep up the good work.

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Congrats! I'm worried about the hair loss too. I'm 12 days post-op and can't seem to eat anythng with nutritional value except one shake a day (and not the best one out there). I even had to stop taking chewables. I'm going to give my stomach a rest for a day or two (liquids only) and try again.

Keep up the good work.

Yeah I had problems eating, drinking, and taking my vitamins after surgery too. In fact it was a good month before I started being able to really eat as my stomach is a moody bastard. I still can't take my chewable so instead I take other vitamins and get a couple of shots a month of b12 and whatnot. As it took forever for me to get enough protein in I was expecting my hair to fall out....although it's still somewhat shocking when it comes out in clumps.

So you're 12 days post op....are you doing okay other than the nutritional problems? I remember my first couple of weeks were awesome because I would lose pounds overnight. Very cool!

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

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Im about to have surgery tomorrow and hair loss was a big concern for me. I read on here that some people take Biotin supplements. So I have been taking Biotin 5,000 mcg cap once daily. I talk to my hairdresser and she said taking 10,000 mcg per day has been really helpful. Also Nioxin hair products are suppose to be really good, a little expensive though.

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This is one of things Im really worried about to! I already have Alopecia for those who don't know what that is its a form of hair loss in patches... So i already have thin hair that takes months to grow back! ..but i guess on the bright side im already used to my hair falling out in clumps so it wont be to scary :)

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