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GFshay

Member Since 16 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 20 2012 02:21 PM
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In Topic: Increased Hair Loss After Starting Gluten Free Diet

13 March 2012 - 11:23 PM

I also experienced accelerated hair loss after going gluten free and no one has any ideas. It's worth it to feel so much better, but it's annoying and frustrating. I went from the occasional spot or two to shaving my head and wearing a wig. All my nutrients are good so no one knows what's up. I'm thinking about starting some sort of vitamins but I haven't found definitive info on what to take, exactly... B? Iron? Suggestions?

In Topic: Alopecia Areata

13 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

I had alopecia in a mild form all my life, but within the first year of being gluten free I lost almost all my hair! It's been very concerning and doctors have no idea why it's gotten so much worse. I don't want to scare you because I think my case is very strange. I also have some slight elevations in TSH so my doc thinks maybe a little hypothyroidism might be somewhat to blame.

My unscientific theory is that my immune system didn't have as much to fight so it decided to focus more on my hair once the gluten went away. All I know is that I've never felt better, so I'm coping with the possibility of being bald but otherwise healthy. Wigs are shockingly comfortable and realistic, and my insurance covers them. Has anyone else experienced this?

In Topic: Glutened? Now What?

20 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

Sorry you're not feeling well. Peppermint tea or Altoids could help with the "lumpy" sensation in your throat and also perk your brain up a bit. Aloe juice is a lifesaver to me for any stomach upsets (you can buy it at health food stores- just don't take too much at first- 1 tbsp or so). Sometimes getting out and moving a bit, like going for a walk, does wonders. I guess it speeds up your metabolism or something. It will pass!

In Topic: Brain Power Getting Lower And Lower...

20 July 2011 - 12:21 PM

It sounds like your body is trying to tell you things aren't too good. If you were just feeling foggy, I'd suggest having more protein in your diet and being sure to exercise regularly (that helped me a lot). But if you're feeling a blockage or something, definitely time to go to the doctor. I wonder if that might be part of your fog-- it happens to some of us if we're fighting off something that's not too healthy for us, like an infection.