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My surgeon said to start taking Biotin on my 11th post op diet day. I'm not exactly sure how much to take. Anyone else taking biotin? How much?

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I don't have the bottle in front of me, but I just got the generic Biotin at BJs locally and started taking it 6 weeks pre-op. I'm three months post-op and have had zero hair loss. HTH!

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My surgeon said to start taking Biotin on my 11th post op diet day. I'm not exactly sure how much to take. Anyone else taking Biotin? How much?

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I take 50,000 mg a day. Im 7 months post op. However I suffered through a terrible hair loss stage at about 4 months post op and it last until about 6months post op.. I noticed a huge difference when i changed the Biotin i took and the amount. The doc recommended a very high potent Biotin and a told me start at 80,000 and work my way down to 50,000 as i regain my hair.. its worked wonders. I buy "sports research" Biotin from Amazon. Hope this helps!!

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I took 5000mgs of Biotin religiously for 6 months with very strong nails and no change in hair results. I have stopped taking them in the last two months and have started taking two materna Multivitamin pills in a day. My hair is still falling but I have a ton of baby hair growing in my head which is pretty exciting.

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If my surgeon told me to take biotin* I would ask him for a citation to a published, peer-reviewed study showing that it had any impact on Hair loss post-wls before I decided how much to take.

*he didn't, he basically said it was a money pit for people who want to feel like they have some hope of preventing hair loss and that I shouldn't waste my money.

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If my surgeon told me to take biotin* I would ask him for a citation to a published, peer-reviewed study showing that it had any impact on hair loss post-wls before I decided how much to take.

*he didn't, he basically said it was a money pit for people who want to feel like they have some hope of preventing Hair loss and that I shouldn't waste my money.

. Unrelated to my surgery I took Biotin, horsetail and nettle to grow my hair out several years ago and it worked wonders. I learned about it on a board like this one that was dedicated to growing hair long. I'm my experience it works quite well ( as do other products and supplements) but you have to take around double what most people take.

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