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  • Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Hair question.

    I've been debating posting this merely because I have no clue how to title the thread.
    I have a weird situation going on with my hair.
    Ok, so since I was a kid I have had thick hair. Thick coarse hair that had a bit of a wave to it. It frizzes like crazy when its humid, if I let it grow too long the end split like crazy so I have puff ball hair*sigh* Might I also add, I have been going grey since I was around 16-17 though its gotten worse in the past 6 years or so. After I had my oldest, I have also been losing a lot of hair.
    Or at least that was the issue. The past 3 months my hair loss has been significant. We're talking clog the bathtub drain twice kind of hair loss. I haven't been losing any weight since my initial weight loss about 5 months ago.
    BUT
    My hair is softer than its ever been in my life. As much hair as I have lost, its still thick. Its just feels soft and fine now. My hair is smooth, and the hair loss has slowed down.
    So...is this a result of PB and a good thing or is this the beginning of the end and I should invest in a wig?
    I don't know if I should be happy that I have naturally soft hair for the first time in my life or keep freaking out!
    Calm the f**k down.

  • #2
    I've heard someone else mention telogen eff???? something or another?? perhaps its that. Give it another 6 months and see how you go... If you read Grizz's stuff on silica, he reckons it's made his hair grow back!!!

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    • #3
      Telogen effluvium. Its been awhile since I lost any weight and even then I have only lost 10-15 lbs dependng on the day. I stopped losing any weight since July? More like June. I don't think thats the cause. If it was, my hair would still be coming out thick and coarse...
      I used silica for almost a year back when I was younger but it didn't help my hair. Afaik, it didn't do anything for me at all : / I'm theorizing that maybe...just maybe this is how my hair is supposed to be? Thick but soft? My thyroid function seems to be better, at least thats what the TSH results showed. Of course it could be just the eternal optimist in me
      Calm the f**k down.

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      • #4
        Iron. I'd almost bet on it. But get tested- in particular your ferritin levels. Hemaplex is what I supp with- no typical iron side effects.
        Because if you didn't know, of that is life made: only of moments; Don't lose the now.
        ~Borges

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        • #5
          I was debating that too. I was tested last year so I don't have any new results. Last year my levels were fine. Considering how we eat, my iron levels "should" be fine. Since iron can be toxic and I don't have any idea what my level is, I started supplementing B-vitamins for now. I'm tempted to bite the bullet and start taking Floradix or Iron Vital Finstead(I can't get Hemaplex as quickly, though maybe I can get my boss to see if she can order some in)
          Calm the f**k down.

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          • #6
            Deez nuts, have you tried them?
            Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

            Beginning weight ~180
            Current weight ~145

            Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
            LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
            HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
            TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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            • #7
              Buy me dinner and talk to my dh first. he might not be keen on me trying them
              Calm the f**k down.

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              • #8
                I think it's a good sign.

                Originally posted by Metismomma View Post
                My hair is softer than its ever been in my life. As much hair as I have lost, its still thick. Its just feels soft and fine now. My hair is smooth, and the hair loss has slowed down.
                coarse hair is often associated with thyroid stuff.
                your thyroid function is better.
                you have less hair loss...
                hair is softer....

                Sounds like things may be moving in the right direction. I'd be making sure all b vite needs are being met (and exceeded) and would have ferritin levels checked just to be sure.

                K



                iherb referral code CIL457- $5 off first order

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Metismomma View Post
                  Buy me dinner and talk to my dh first. he might not be keen on me trying them
                  I literally LOL'd
                  Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

                  Beginning weight ~180
                  Current weight ~145

                  Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
                  LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
                  HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
                  TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Metismomma View Post
                    I was debating that too. I was tested last year so I don't have any new results. Last year my levels were fine. Considering how we eat, my iron levels "should" be fine. Since iron can be toxic and I don't have any idea what my level is, I started supplementing B-vitamins for now. I'm tempted to bite the bullet and start taking Floradix or Iron Vital Finstead(I can't get Hemaplex as quickly, though maybe I can get my boss to see if she can order some in)
                    I wouldn't supplement iron without knowing ferritin level but should you decide to do so, please be sure you're taking Ferrochel (ie iron bisglycinate aka albion labs chelate) as it's really the only one that simply does not built up to toxic levels. (ever...based on the toxicity studies).

                    K



                    iherb referral code CIL457- $5 off first order

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                    • #11
                      So, I was looking at the different types of iron we have at the store I work at and was very sad because they weren't what I need. Until I happened to stumble across this I pretty much had an mini-orgasm when I saw it. The sky opened up, angels sang yada yada yada. It was a good moment for me LOL! It doesn't have as much iron as Hemaplex, but it still decent. We only have the EasyIronEG but the other ingredients in it also gave me a happy feeling in my loins...>.> ( Ok I'm excited about some weird stuff) I'm totally loving this company now. Its the only one in the store that has this type of iron and its a decent price. It has a Vitamin D3 has a coconut oil carrier*cue angels singing* and its multi-vitamin has 1000iu of vitamin D3 per cap *harps playing*
                      Ok spirits/fates/God/whatever, now I have recieved the gift of good iron available to me, I would like money. I wouldn't be opposed to it. In fact, it can would make a very happy home in my pocket. I would put it to good use. Promise
                      BTW:
                      Thanks Cillakat! I appreciate your input, it was so much help. I am currently taking a B-50 complex(time released, I'm iffy on that) twice a day just to get a jumpstart. Its not a great supplement(jamieson yuck!) but its what I have. I'm going to check out the one you usually recommend and see if we have something similar at work.
                      There is a thread on MDC about low thyroid symptoms but "normal" blood tests that has some interesting info about ferritin, B vitamins and thyroid that might interest you.
                      Last edited by Metismomma; 11-28-2010, 06:01 PM. Reason: typos happen when I get excited >.>
                      Calm the f**k down.

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