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Old 03-11-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have been losing handlefuls of hair. My doctor is stating it is due to the amount of stress I am under. What is the best type of supplement to take for this? And even for hair growth?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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I have heard biotin helps both hair and nails...
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: CA
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Progesterone may be worth a try, as it's OTC and only about $20. Since you mentioned doctor, I assume nothing else seems medically 'outstanding' (besides mention of stress reduction).

My mom (in later years) started on progesterone, and her hair no only started growing more, it reverted from gray back to it's natural (younger) dark brown. She was pretty amazed!
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thank you! I'll have to see about giving that a try. I have been working on reducing my stress, and that is coming along great. But my doctor recommended fish oils? I can't remember exactly the name. Didn't know if anyone had any suggestions of anything that works well, so I figured I would see.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Well if you're stressed, you should take steps to deal with that and make sure you're getting plenty of exercise and eating right--sugar and stress are a horrible combination. All the B-vitamins will help you with stress, as well as C and Mg. One remedy that I took years ago for hair loss where it was falling out in bunches was a homeopathic remedy called silicea. You can get a little bottle at a health food store for about $10 and by the time you finish the bottle your hair should have stopped falling out. If not, try to figure out something else. I also found out recently that heavy metal toxicity can cause hair loss as well, but that's a tough avenue to explore--I started a thread about it over in alternatives.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Make sure your doctor runs tests for Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism. Hair loss is quite normal with Thyroid problems.

And make sure you see your results because many general practitioners go by the old values.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I make sure to have a doctor run tests for Hypo/Hyperthyroidism every year because it does run in my family. I actually received negative results a few months ago, but I did not actually see the results. I don't think I have for any of them. What exactly are you meaning by they go by the "old values" sometimes? Don't get me paranoid now. Lol.

I have actually started a new diet, started on multiple vitamins/supplements, and just trying to take care of myself. The hair loss has been something I've honestly been battling for a couple of years, when I am stressed it will appear as if someone has chopped my hair when I'm in the shower. I have to avoid running my fingers through my hair, etc. when my stress level is decent, this isn't really an issue. But to think of it the past few years haven't been the best overall, so that's a tough call.

I feel like an idiot going to the doctor because of that, but when it first occurred I google reasons for it to occur and let's face it...googling anything can be scary. Lol.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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I suffered with all this in my past and its very horrible to loss hair in huge quantity..But well qualified and specialist doctor advise and treatment saved this all..Proper diet and proper rest is must..
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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My daughter has hypothyroidism and went completely bald. She was misdiagnosed for 7 years. As soon as the doctors figured out her problem and got her on medication, her hair came back.
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