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Kat100

over 3 years ago

I recently went through a very stressful time in my life and now my hair seems thinner. Can I really be losing hair from stress? I take vitamins but do they help?
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    editorLaura
    over 3 years ago
    I went through the same thing my freshman year in college. MUCH more hair fell out than usual and my hair got noticeably thinner. I think any major change--and thereby major stress--can have an effect on your hair. The good news is that hair grows in cycles and it will slowly grow back in. Mine did!
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    HardAtLurk
    over 3 years ago
    I lost a bunch of hair a few years ago after I went through a stressful event and it never really grew back. My ponytail is so much skinnier now, no matter what vitamins I take. Sad.
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    Vicki
    over 3 years ago
    I was concerned my hair was thinning so I spoke to my doctor about it and it turned out I had a thyroid deficiency. Now that my thyroid is under control, my hair is back to normal!
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    grin
    about 3 years ago
    Stress can make your hair fall out but so can other conditions. Go to your doctor just to be on the safe side. Could be anything from stress to hodgkins cancer. Don't freak it's more than likely stress. Some hair and scalp conditions can be irreversible if you do not get the proper treatment. It's not to late so going to a dermatologist just to be sure would be a good idea. My hair is falling out also. I have an appointment tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
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    BellaLaGoosie
    about 3 years ago
    Laura, I saw a dermatologist about my hair fallout. When he took a look, he said I had a condition called "telogen effluvium," in which there can be periodic "shedding" (my term :) stemming from childbirth, general anesthesia (which seemed to have been the case for me), and other forms of severe stress. According to him, this "shedding" can appear in cycles, as it has with me.
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    ingi
    about 3 years ago
    I been losing hair since october 2010, it all started after I had my hair bleached. I'm I've seen several dermatologist and they all think it's most likely stress because I've had all kinds of blood test done and all come back normal. I Also take hair, skin and nail vitamins along with Biotin but still losing hair.
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    beggzu
    about 3 years ago
    I've been having this problem when I am stressed... My derma prescribed Mannitol... It is a topical solution... and also take Vitamin B supplements...
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    ikrainski
    about 3 years ago
    has anyone ever tried Nioxin or this new treatment by redken. The hair salon i went to swears that this stuff works. I havent tried it because its sort of high. The Nixon can run $24 a bottle for an 8oz and the redken treatment is 75 for the inital treatment. If i ever get it done i will let you know if it works.
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    lovelychick33
    about 3 years ago
    yes vitamins do help your hair in growing . have you been to the doctors?? if not you should get your blood test done to see if there is anything wrong with your hormones or you have lack of vitamins in your body. and Biotin pills help in growing your hair longer. and please don't be stressed because i've the same problem but there was nothing wrong shown in my blood test. i am thinking of putting aloe vera in my hair you should try that too. xx
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    lovelychick33
    about 3 years ago
    my story is the same. i got 2 blood test done and results are normal but dey always say its stress! i swear dey dnt knw anything!
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    USTerry
    about 3 years ago
    Five months ago I was put on blood pressure meds. Carvedilol was increased, New was Ramipril and Amlodipine. My hair started to thin about three months ago but is now getting worse. What can I take to help this situation.
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    ybbed
    almost 3 years ago
    so ... what kinds of tests did your dr. run for that ? Every dr. that I've been to in the last 10 years, including my eye dr. has sent me off for a basic thyroid test because I have all the symptoms. Very thin & damaged hair (almost bald), very dry skin, swollen puffy eye lids, weight gain etc. However the basic test always comes back ok. Are there extensive tests that I should ask for ?
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    ybbed
    almost 3 years ago
    Mine has NOT. I'm very self conscious of it & I won't go anywhere without a hat ... which is usually inappropriate. I've started buying wigs, but they look like wigs & I don't feel confident wearing them out in public. Why can't they make wigs that don't look so "wiggy" on top ? WAAAAYYYY too much hair on tiop & it doesn't look natural at ALL. Very discouraging. I have no social life because I'm so self conscious. I'm a very nice looking woman except for the stupid lack of hair. Any suggestions ? I'd LOVE to get implants but I cannot afford it. Am I destined to wear hats for the rest of my life ??
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    somichronia
    almost 3 years ago
    I went through the same thing and was diagnosed with telogen effluvium (loss of hair due to stress). I didn't think that I was stress enough to be losing hair but that is what the doctor said. I take maximum strength Biotin and that is the only thing that seems to help. The doctor said that it is self-correcting and there is no real treatment. I would try de-stressing your life and "pampering yourself", that seemed to work for me. I know it sounds weird, but do things that make you really truly happy. Between the Biotin vitamins and getting engaged, my hair loss is still there but is much less. Hope it works for you!
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    IceWolfHeart
    almost 3 years ago
    At 19 I had the same problem. I became very stressed after tearing my meniscus, which led me to take a year off from nursing school. With my stress I lost a lot of weight (normally I'm 5'1 and just 100 lbs) so I became sick from the inside out from stress, emotionally-physically-spiritually. Once my stress eleviated and got my weight back on, my hair started to grow back! :) I drank a lot of water, started taking vitamins, ate a variety of foods (Peanut butter and Carnation instant breakfasts helped me gain my weight!) and handled my hair very gently. I had it cut very short with lots of layers and made sure to wash my hair every other day and comb gently. I really think that made a difference. I pray that your hair will grow back soon! It's so scary losing your hair!
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    lillianc
    over 2 years ago
    Yes they do. I have a co-worker who was going through the same issue, and then when it started happening to me I ran to her and asked what did she use. She told me that she bought nioxin caplets, I never thought of drinking something for hairloss, but she told me that it worked for her, and i see she that her hair does appear thicker and she has more of it, i just started using it about a week ago, and have noticed that there's a little less hair loss, i looked for it all over the net and found it at the beauty place for a an alright price compared to how much I was willing to spend its a great deal.
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    Maddyrose
    over 2 years ago
    at least your not like my friend hes 18 and he has to shave his head because he getting that u shape because hes balding that much
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    pattyvonpire
    over 2 years ago
    I use Extra virgin olive oil for my hair, skin and food! I have thin hair mostly because of all the blow drying and hair color. I put some evvo at least 3 times a week and my hair feels thicker and looks alot better. I hope that helps you.
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    TozaiGlass
    over 2 years ago
    You may have slightly injured your follicles with the hair bleach. I would say to continue taking the vitamins but also supplement it with regular massaging of the scalp with oil (I like to switch off between coconut oil and almond oil). Regular massage without the oil is good, too, since it helps with circulation. Make sure to exercise regularly, too.
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    ltremon2
    about 2 years ago
    Mine has NOT. I'm very self conscious of it & I won't go anywhere without a hat ... which is usually inappropriate. I've started buying wigs, but they look like wigs & I don't feel confident wearing them out in public. Why can't they make wigs that don't look so "wiggy" on top ? WAAAAYYYY too much hair on tiop & it doesn't look natural at ALL. Very discouraging. I have no social life because I'm so self conscious. I'm a very nice looking woman except for the stupid lack of hair. Any suggestions ? I'd LOVE to get implants but I cannot afford it. Am I destined to wear hats for the rest of my life ??
    by: ybbed

    im not sure what your budget is but i have been interested in getting a topper by DOV in NYC.  there pricey but they are the best.  also i have had some improvement using the products by Philip Kingsley here in NYC

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    evalyn
    about 2 years ago

    Hi there..I have heard thru a friend that putting onion juice(!!!!) in your hair roots will help your hair grow..I have just started to try this ..It smells like anything but I hope this will help with my front thinning hair..

    I also put almond oil in my hair twice a week (sometimes I leave this overnight)..This makes my hair soft and silky to touch and not so dry.....

    Hope this helps someone...

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    smithjons
    about 2 years ago

    Stress is one of the major causes for thinning hair. If it left untreated, the condition can get worse. For that a peaceful night’s sleep can work wonders. After shampoo liquids like Alpecin can prevent loss of hair.

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    KITTYKAT1994
    almost 2 years ago
    hair extentions
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    Flowrance
    almost 2 years ago

    Stress is actually cause of many things :)

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    alexford
    over 1 year ago

    Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. If you get your stress under control, your hair may grow back. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair. Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. If needed, your doctor may suggest treatment options for the hair loss as well.

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    Frankiemac
    over 1 year ago

    Oh My.. I have been losing handfuls of hair for at least the last 3 months. I have been under alot of stress, from an abusive BF. and have not been eating healthy as well. So I moved away from my BF from florida back to my hometown. alittle less stress, but have been eating right for the last month. And my hair is still falling out. my hir used to be thick and gorgeous , This is stressing me out even more! Lol... really not funny. But i have been using just the Nioxin shampoo and it seems just slightly better. Any other ideas on a good shampoo and conditioner? I am at the point of getting it all cut off but love my long hair. I am 47 and get many compliments saying i look in my early 30s, which is very touching. But I am constantly wearing my hair up in a messy bun. And tired of that. I let it air dry now with no product at all in it. And it dries frizzy and dry looking... Ughhh someone please help with some idea's. I am going crazy.. Thanks so much for listeniing to me whine.. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank youCry

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