Hair loss again

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by wannabeminime, 21 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    I know there has been many a post about hair loss on here. It's now happening to me. Falling out in great handfuls, it is. That's why i am awake so early to post this; it's worrying me, and bits of hair are poking me in the face and waking me up!
    My question is this; have any of the supplements slowed down or stopped the loss, if so, which ones from where?
     
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  3. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    Just bumping this up, pleeeaaaasssseee help me!
     
  4. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Hun - you shouldn't really need any supplements - all of your vitamins and minerals are in your packs.

    About 10% of vlcd-ers will have some hair loss - it's like the loss you get after pregnancy. All of the studies/information I've read about it suggests that your hair will grow back thicker and glossier, so please don't worry about it too much. Stress can cause hair loss, so try to forget about it.

    If you are really worried, then go to your GP for a check up to make sure.

    HUGS
     
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  5. mummydebbie

    mummydebbie Member

    Diet:
    lipotrim from 28/5/06/ changed to cambridge on 8/1/07
    hello wanabea minime
    i to am having hair loss really bad but i ,m not to worried it seems to be a common problem on vcld it will come back honest it will
     
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  6. Mini

    Mini Administrator Staff Member

    Start Weight:
    18st0lb
    Current Weight:
    16st5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(9.13%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi wannabeminime,

    I had hair loss very bad, I was in real competition with our dog at the time as she was shading her winter coat.

    It can be scary as it was coming out very fast every time I washed my hair and combed it.

    My hair was long and I did feel it was a bit lanky and felt like a change and got it cut.

    My hair dresser could see how all the new hair growth was coming through at the same time it seemed to be falling out.

    I have gone through some milder shedding since...now that I am on SSing again I do expect it to happen but I will not feel as anxious has before as I think it actually improved my hair, everyone says it looks very well.

    My nails are very good and before this diet they were breaking all the time.

    I know some girls took extra supplements and felt it helped them, but I don't remember what they were or did they take them after they finished SSing.

    I hope this reassures you but like Isobel says if you are still worried get yourself checked out with the doctor.

    Love Mini xxx
     
  7. westhills

    westhills I STILL mean it!

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    11st3lb
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    8st13lb(41.25%)
    The supplement I heard good reports about was called noorkrin. It is quite expensive though, and I can remember someone posting that they had listed the ingredients off the web, bought them separately, and cheaper. It had worked for her.
    Ann x
     
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  8. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    Thanks guys, I will look up Noorkrin, and possibly visit my GP if it continues. Think its just down to dieting though.
     
  9. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    Hi wanna

    I worred greatly over this too. And i lost about a third of my hair, but it was evenly spread and i had no bald patches. Nobody else noticed the difference (other than my hairdresser who was always shocked at how much hair came out when she washed it!)

    I started eating again on 1 May and my hair has grown back with a vengeance. I have so many short bits all over my head, it's a nightmare to straighten!! But i'm glad it's growing back cos i did have images of it all falling out!

    It's a common side effect and absolutely NOTHING to worry about!
     
  10. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    Thanks for the reassurance Karen! Thats good to hear!

    I read your dating thread with interest, i am just about to start the old internet dating again! :eek:
     
  11. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    Hi Bex

    Are you reassured now or still threating. Not the kind of loss you had in mind eh?

    Speak to you soon

    Diana xxx
     
  12. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    Yes, i have tried lots of internet dating before FJ (SJ!), never really met the right type, but i remain ever hopeful:confused: ! Mr Right is out there somewhere, and i will find him one day! I just wish he would stop hiding!

    Diz, i do feel reassured about the hair, but bought some hair tablets anyway form Holland and Barrett today. Dont think a bald head would impress the men! Not unless they had a fetish for it! lol!
     
  13. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

    Diet:
    Together we lost 8 stone on CD.
    I seem to suddenly be getting quite a lot of hair loss too now. Not too worried about it but what vitamins did you decide to get? Has it improved that you have noticed? Dizzy
     
  14. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

    Just the tablets from Holland and Barrett, 'vitamins for the hair'. No difference so far. Couldnt afford the Nourkrin ones, they are meant to be the best, but are £50 for a months supply!
     
  15. rahjay

    rahjay New Member

    Diet:
    Ha! Depends on my mood...
    About a month after finishing LL i started to majorly lose hair, and kept moulting for about another month! Some people will naturally lose hair after dieting, and theres nothing you can do to prevent it. However, to speed up the growth, you should take silica supplements.

    My hair did grow back fairly quickly...only problem was that where it grew back, it was white...and im only 24!! Oh well, i think i look distinguished now!! ;-)
     
  16. palmettofairy

    palmettofairy Full Member

    I lost ALOT of hair from stress in my early 20s. It grew back and the doctor did put me on vitemins, sorry I cant remember which ones and it helped. But if you go into a health food store and ask, they should know. Better to try the smaller local ones than the big chains for a more knowledged staff.
     
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