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Hair loss & Biotin when did you start taking it?



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While those may help, my dr promised me that if I got 100 grams of Protein everyday I would not lose hair. I’m in month 3 and haven’t lost any yet (knock on wood). I take the recommended supplements but nothing else.


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I'm 3 months post-op and I just bought the Biotin gummies at Walgreens and am starting them now.

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I’ve been taking Biotin for years for my nails. I started taking L-lysine as soon as I was cleared for pills. I asked about it beforehand and they wouldn’t make me any guarantees. They said Hair loss is a risk with any anesthesia . So I’m doing everything I can now but I know I’m not out of the woods.

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I started 10,000 mcg of Biotin at 2 weeks post op, when I started my other Vitamins. I am 6 weeks post op, so it is still a bit early to tell about Hair loss or not. My hair and skin have been sooooo dry since surgery. I look like an old, withered apple and my hair feels like straw. I am using a lot of lotion and got some Shampoo for dry hair - something I've never had to do before.

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I've been doing Biotin for 6 months ( post sleeve 17 mo, bypass 2 weeks) honestly it's done nothing. I did the monat Shampoo for a year as well- and my hair still fell out at a ridiculous rate. I've since stopped using it. It did grow out pretty fast. Although I'm debating on cutting it all off.

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I’ve heard you have to really start taking Biotin during the pre-op stage. Otherwise it only helps with regrowth, not the hair that’s falling out.

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I started taking it a couple weeks after surgery. It is easy to swallow and easy to tolerate. My hair started falling out big time at about 3.5 to 4 months. I am almost 5 months out and actually just got my hair cut a couple inches(to just above my shoulders) hoping to combat the Hair loss. It was getting so tangled and every time I tried to comb out the tangles my comb was filled with hair :(

Does anyone know how long this is supposed to last? I know I read it before but forgot.

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P.S. So I don't think it helped at all.

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I started taking it preop trying to make my hair as healthy as possible before fall out would happen. It didn't help too much. My hair still fell out. I also hear that its possible to take too much Biotin and that can cause Hair loss. So just make sure that there isnt already a good amount in your Multivitamin before you supplement.

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