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Do you think I could actually go bald from this?!

Anonymous
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I recently found out that I am very anemic, plus I have lost almost 100 pounds over the past 13 months... so because of those 2 things, I am losing hair like crazy. I have been taking Iron for about 2 months for the anemia and I've been taking prenatal vitamins for like1.5 months since they are supposed to make your hair healthier and I am still losing huge amounts of hair on a daily basis.

I just took this pic after I got out of the shower. The hair on the left is what I lost when I brushed my hair and the hair on the right is what I lost in the shower. This happens every day. I have talked to my doctor about it and she doesn't really seem too concerned but it's freaking me out! I don't want to lose all my hair! I don't have any bald spots or anything but my hair is MUCH thinner than it used to be. I know it is normal to lose SOME hair, but I've never lost THIS much... until the last few months.

Do you think I could actually go bald from this? And does anyone know what to do to make it stop or slow it down?



Posted by Anonymous on May. 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

BUMP

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Come on, people! Seriously?! I am really worried about this! I know SOMEONE has to have gone through this before!

gotchoo
by on May. 11, 2012 at 11:19 AM

 On average,  a person will lose between 75 and 100 hairs a day.  Some people lose more,  some less.  It looks like a lot,  but it's probably not as bad as you think it is.  Good luck.

kiddycat73
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Get your thyroid checked.
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bxbsmommy
by on May. 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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Garlic pills prevent shedding.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Thyroid
Lauren0305
by on May. 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I'm anemic too and I go through periods of time when my hair will come out so much I'll think I'm going bald. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

They've checked it twice over the past year and it's fine.

Quoting kiddycat73:

Get your thyroid checked.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Thanks. I didn't know that!

Quoting bxbsmommy:

Garlic pills prevent shedding.


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