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Hi Everyone

I am 3 months Bypass postop, I was expecting hair-loss- this is not my first weight loss surgery, Ive experienced some before, but oh my god...more than 70% of my hair is gone...I am in constant panic. I am taking Centrum multi Vitamin , Iron and zinc everyday...what am i doing wrong?? Has anyone experienced this? Did the hair come back? What kind of Vitamins are your taking?

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there's nothing much that will help with that, other than keeping on top of your supplements so that it doesn't get any worse than it would otherwise. Some people take Biotin - although there are mixed reviews on that. Some say it doesn't do a thing.

and yes - it usually does grow back.

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You need to take a dissolvable Biotin Vitamin. I took 5000mcg a day. My hair was super thick before and started falling out in clumps. I had to cut it short for about a year and I religiously took the biotin. Within a year my hair started getting better, thicker and longer. It’s never gone back to the thickness it was before, but it’s a lot better

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My hair started falling out at 3 months too. I couldn't clean the bathroom floor often enough from the carpets of hair that would accumulate. I took my Vitamins as advised by my surgeon, but nothing beyond that. The falling out stopped around 7 months post op. I'm 1.5 years out now, and it's basically all grown back (the new hairs are generally shorter than the rest at this point still, but time will fix that.

Long story short, its pretty normal, and generally resolves itself down the road (but yeah, it does get pretty alarming when you are in the throes of it!)

Some info if you are interested (the process is called Telogen Effluvium :

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321590#treatment

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Not having hair fall out but it is definitely not as thick as before and growing slower than usual..

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I hit 3 months and my hair started falling out also. I'm currently at six months and the loss has finally slowed down. Now that our stay at home orders are easing I have a hair appointment Friday where I'm going to get it cut really short. Think Carol of The Walking Dead short. That way the new hairs won't have much catching up to do!

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