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Hair Loss - When Will It Come Back?


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#16 designerstubble

 
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

@ rosetapper23...
Is it really true that you can get cancer from having low iron stores for over 2 years??? That's very worrying, I was diagnosed (finally after many years) with celiac and a ferritin level of 2.4. I'm in supplements now, it's going up very slowly but this is worrying as I have always been on the low side for ferritin due to being vegetarian.
How high are these cancer/low ferritin risks, do you know?? :(
Ps my hair seems worse after taking iron for some reason, it's so so thin, I can't even look in the mirror... And find it hard to touch it...
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Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

In the last 2 years I've lost about 80% of my hair. No bald patches but thinning terribly and breakage everywhere. I can't wear it down, I fear using an elastic, I only air dry it, I use hot oil treatments and all kinds of leave in conditioners. I was sent to a dermatologist who said that since I don't have bald patches there's nothing she can do for me. My doctor did blood work and it turns out my iron level is at 10. I guess it should be at 40. Anyway, I took supplements for 3 months but my iron only went down...that eventually led to my Celiac Disease diagnosis (amoungst other symptoms). My question is....did anyone else have hair loss issues? If so - did it ever fully grow back??? I'm praying the answer is "yes". Please also let me know how long it took to grow back.

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I have spent thousands of dollars trying to figure out what is wrong with me because my hair has significantly thinned in the last 6-7 years and I'm only 29. I have also spent countless hours researching why. I found out I was allergic to gluten amongst many other things. I have decided to get tested for celiac's, even though I don't want to undergo a colonoscopy. I am now convinced that gluten is the culprit of my hair loss. My question to you is, did your hair grown back once you became gluten free, about how long did it take and did any of those suggestions work for you? Please HELP!!


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

I have spent a lifetime growing (and regrowing) back my hair.  Seems like anything will make  it fall out, including gluten.  But also antibiotics, and anti-rheumatoid drugs like methotrexate,  and now anti-coagulants.  Seems like everything that is anti- something is also anti-hair :lol:   Forrtunately, so far, it always does eventually grow back in, or I would be bald  :wacko:


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

I have spent thousands of dollars trying to figure out what is wrong with me because my hair has significantly thinned in the last 6-7 years and I'm only 29. I have also spent countless hours researching why. I found out I was allergic to gluten amongst many other things. I have decided to get tested for celiac's, even though I don't want to undergo a colonoscopy. I am now convinced that gluten is the culprit of my hair loss. My question to you is, did your hair grown back once you became gluten free, about how long did it take and did any of those suggestions work for you? Please HELP!!

 

 

 

Testing for celiac is a blood panel, then an endoscopy with biopsy (not a colonoscopy) if that changes your mind at all. (technically, there is no

gluten allergy--do you mean you are allergic to wheat?)


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

I have trouble absorbing my supplements.  I chew tablets and open capsules now!  Maybe you could do this?


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