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Barbara A

Hair Loss - How Long Does It Take To Improve

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Help. I need to hear some positives. I have been losing hair for several months and was just recently diagnosed.

I would like to know how long it takes to get my thick hair back to normal. Some one suggested biotin and I started that vitamin replacement today.

Any other ideas?

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Pre diagnosis my hair stylist asked me if thinning hair ran in my family. I was thinning badly near my part and would have gobs of hair falling out regularly. I shed more than my cats, for a woman that is a big big deal. After diagnosis my doctor worked with me to bring my vitamin and mineral deficiencies back to normal and I started to feel much better. I asked about my hair and thinning/breaking nails and he also recommended the biotin it worked great and in about 8 months I saw tremendous improvement. now two years later I have thicker hair than i have ever had.

Good Luck

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Barbara A,

I had horrible hair loss that got worse after going gluten free. It came out all along my hair line. :( Only in the last 3 weeks have I noticed it stopped. What used to come out in my brush in a month would come out in a day! It was about my 4th month of being gluten free that it slowed down and then stopped. Who knows why. <_< I do know that only washing it every other day helps. And my Dr. actually told me not to waste my money of expensive shampoos-it is a waste. Hang in there it really does get better!!

Cari

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I said Biotin... I notied IMMEDIATELY with my nails, your hair depends on how fast it grows. 3-4 weeks you should see new baby hairs popping up all over your scalp.

Just keep on it and don't give up!

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I said Biotin... I notied IMMEDIATELY with my nails, your hair depends on how fast it grows. 3-4 weeks you should see new baby hairs popping up all over your scalp.

Just keep on it and don't give up!

Yes, absolutely biotin works. I take Biotin 2500mcg (GNC gluten free) once a day and I have noticed a huge difference for the better. My hair was falling out due to malabsorption combined with low iron and thyroid. I started taking biotin faithfully about two months ago and my hair is finally starting to look like it used to. The biotin has also been great for my nails which were breaking constantly. My thyroid meds are still being reduced since I've been on gluten free diet and that has helped the hair loss. It's scary and depressing, but it will be ok.

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Good for you disneyfan!!!

:) I take 5000 mcg :)

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Thanks everyone. You are encouraging and I needed it. Yes sick chick you are the one who suggested biotin. I will let you know how it works for me. Best to all of you!

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My hairdresser told me that hair will often fall out in larger than normal quantities for up to 12 weeks following a serious illness, shock, or surgery. My excessive hair loss stopped in about that timeframe after going gluten-free. It would make sense that once your gut starts to heal and absorb more nutrients, your hair would become more healthy as a result.

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I did some reading after the biotin was suggested by sickchick and it says that biotin comes from the mucosal lining and it's created by the good bacteria. I know my mucosal lining is messed up. I can't wait to get mine. I'm going with the 5000 mcg! Yippee!

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