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Help, I am again losing large amounts of hair. My hair loss seemed to improve after iron infusions, and my iron is now normal. I again started losing hair. Anyone else have a similar experience?

Thanks, I am very upset.

Barb

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Help, I am again losing large amounts of hair. My hair loss seemed to improve after iron infusions, and my iron is now normal. I again started losing hair. Anyone else have a similar experience?

Thanks, I am very upset.

Barb

Have you ever had your thyroid levels checked?

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Have you had your vitamin D checked?

My hair was really coming out. I had to buy a hair catcher for the shower because so much of it was coming out. Even after the shower I would pull out big clumps.

Yesterday it seemed like there was less in the hair catcher. I'm hopeful.

My thyroid was also bad but it has started improving too and I'm assuming it is better because of the diet or the Vit D, or both.


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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I don't know if this will apply for you but thought I would mention it.

I have had a horrible time with fallout since I had diverticulitis followed by antibiotic allergy induced pancreatitis last spring. I know being really sick can effect the hair but usually it would start to grow back after a couple months. Mine just kept falling out. I also started to react with an itchy scalp again even with shampoo that I knew was gluten free. In my case it turned out to be soy. I don't know whether being so sick triggered the new allergy/intolerance but once I eliminated soy in my hair care products my hair started growing back. I really miss my Giovanni shampoo and conditioner :angry:


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I started having that problem a year ago and I started taking 5000 mcg Biotin a day and my hair and nails are doing awesome B)

Good luck!

sickchick


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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Thanks for the tip. I will try ANYTHING! :)


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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When my hair started falling out I was so scared. But after going gluten free I got a lot better. I also researched that a deficiency in calcium can cause your hair to fall out. After I started eating things with more calcium in it like yogurt and black sesame seeds my hair stopped falling out and became really healthy and soft. Hope this helps and that you get better soon!

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I've been also having alot of hair loss, and have low ferritin...but I also have adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid which is a major cause of hair loss so might be something to check into.

Liz

Help, I am again losing large amounts of hair. My hair loss seemed to improve after iron infusions, and my iron is now normal. I again started losing hair. Anyone else have a similar experience?

Thanks, I am very upset.

Barb


Liz

Positive enterolab results 11/07:

-antigliadin IgA: 56 (normal <10)

-antitissue tTG IgA: 39 (normal <10)

-anti-casein IgA: 34 (normal <10)

-HLA-DQ: 2,1 (2,6)

Positive blood test IgA and IgG 12/07

Gluten-free Casein-free since 12/07

mostly soy free since 12/07

Diagnosed with adrenal fatigue 08/07

Diagnosed hypothyroid 01/08

Still have mercury fillings, high mercury and lead

Multiple chemical sensitivities

9 year old daughter positive enterolab test for gluten, casein, soy and egg with HLA-DQ 3,1 (7,6)--mostly exhibits behavioral reactions to foods including food dyes, MSG, aspartame

Mother passed away 3 years ago of adenocarcinoma of unknown primary. Two years prior had diarrhea causing her to weigh 86 pounds...Mayo clinic told her to take pepto bismol. NO test for celiac, lifelong hx of ulcers, osteoporosis. I now know she had the celiac gene (my dad has DQ1) and was probably undiagnosed her whole life.

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My hair was falling out all over the place. I was fed up with that so decided to give myself a boost by taking some good multivits. I also wanted to boost my liver as poor liver function can affect hair, so I have been taking Milk Thistle capsules. Result. My hair has stopped falling out and looks a lot better too.

I hope you manage to find something that works for you.


Ali - 50 - struggled with what I now know to be GI symptoms and poor carb digestion for at least 35 years! Diabetic type II (1997). Mother undx Celiac - lifelong diabetic Type 1 & anemic (plus 1 stillborn and 10 miscarriages after me). Father definitely very GI.

Stopped gluten & dairy, Jan 08, but still other issues so dropped most carbs and sugar and have been following the Specific Carb Diet (SCD) since March 08. Recovery slow but steady and I can now eat a much broader range of foods especially raw which are good for my digestion and boost my energy level.

Not getting better? Try the SCD - it might just change your life.........

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I thought maybe I had found the "key" to my hair loss when I tested positive for gliadin antibodies and researched it's connection to hair loss. Within 24 hours of going gluten-free my skin changed completely i.e. texture and moisture and I lost the inflammation(thankfully). After 10 days I had no pimples, whatsoever for the first time in 3 years! I'm 38...

My hair also got very very soft and baby fine right away... I've had hair loss issues for 3 years going from a full, thick head of what I now consider glorious curls :) to my grandmother's whispy, thin and balding fuzz. I have thyroid issues as well... in fact the hair loss started immediately after radiation of thyroid and has never recovered. I'm on 4 grains Armour and 20 mcg T3. BUT, I've developed these strange allergies to environmental chemicals since then and I just can't get a finger on the one thing or things that are causing this...

When I went gluten-free (2 weeks ago), I started losing even more hair, more quickly, but it's soft and shiny now... I even changed to gluten-free shampoo and now it's so soft I can't manage it and have to wear it in a small bun.

Can going gluten-free cause a shedding that could be the storm before the regrowth?? Gosh, I hope so... I'm exhausted with my ever-changing system.

Tracy


Antigliadin IgA 78 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 46 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Anti-casein! (cow's milk) IgA antibody 54 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0602

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0602

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 6,6)

Anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 8 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Anti-Soy IgA 17 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

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