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Old 01-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On another thread, a few women including myself said that they experienced hair loss in the months following D-Day.

I would suggest you get your blood-work done and check for vitamin deficiencies. I went to the doctor's yesterday and was prescribed anti-depressants but also had my blood-work done because I lost more hair than I expected to lose. (I expected to lose some from having given birth because hair stops falling out when pregnant but I lost a TON around my crown and have to wear my hair down or it's noticeable in a bun).

Admittedly, while I cook healthy 4-square meals for my son when he's home; when he's not here, I don't cook and don't eat as much as I should (no appetite really). I also have not been eating a lot of meat and no, I'm not a vegetarian. That all means I'm getting a lot less nutrients even though I take prenatal and other vitamin supplements to try to off-set my poor diet.

I am very low in vitamin B12 and will need to go back to the Drs. for an injection. I ate like a Queen before D-day so I believe I was depressed before I started eating less vs. ate less and got depressed but two of the things that B12 deficiency can cause are hair loss and depression (and weight loss and other symptoms).

Anyway, I thought I'd share that here in case it helps anyone. It might be worth getting your blood tested to ensure your vitamin levels aren't low.

ETA - I meant hairline not crown - now that would be worse lol.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a condition called alopecia and can be brought on with stress.

I've had it once - oddly enough when I met my stbxw. I was working for an investment bank fresh out of university and was thrust into a position where I literally did not know what the hell I was doing. I had to learn on the job and BS my way through. Anyway, I didn't know I had alopecia until I got my usual haircut before travelling to an overseas conference. You know how the barber takes a mirror after he's finished and shows you the back of your head? Well when he did that, there was a round bald patch that had been hidden by my hair before he cut it. And I looked at it and said "W...T...F???" I was pissed off at my barber for not leaving the hair covering the spot. Completely bald about 3 inches around - like a baby's bottom.

Fortunately it was on the back of my head so when I met my stbxw (first day of the conference), I was talking to her face to face. By the time she noticed it, we were already hot into our love at first sight romance.

In hindsight, maybe it's too bad it wasn't on front of my head. Would have saved a lot of pain now....
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There's a condition called alopecia and can be brought on with stress.

I've had it once - oddly enough when I met my stbxw. I was working for an investment bank fresh out of university and was thrust into a position where I literally did not know what the hell I was doing. I had to learn on the job and BS my way through. Anyway, I didn't know I had alopecia until I got my usual haircut before travelling to an overseas conference. You know how the barber takes a mirror after he's finished and shows you the back of your head? Well when he did that, there was a round bald patch that had been hidden by my hair before he cut it. And I looked at it and said "W...T...F???" I was pissed off at my barber for not leaving the hair covering the spot. Completely bald about 3 inches around - like a baby's bottom.

Fortunately it was on the back of my head so when I met my stbxw (first day of the conference), I was talking to her face to face. By the time she noticed it, we were already hot into our love at first sight romance.

In hindsight, maybe it's too bad it wasn't on front of my head. Would have saved a lot of pain now....
Sorry to hear about your experience Cedarman but I'm glad that you pointed out Alopecia. I would've never thought of that. It's amazing what can happen to our bodies when under stress.
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I had a bunch of grey hairs pop in when I had no grey before. B12 was the fix for that.
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My hair got thinner and seemed to just stop growing...so this weekend I got hair extensions...thick and past my boobs now :-) I did it for me!
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There's a condition called alopecia and can be brought on with stress.

I've had it once - oddly enough when I met my stbxw. I was working for an investment bank fresh out of university and was thrust into a position where I literally did not know what the hell I was doing. I had to learn on the job and BS my way through. Anyway, I didn't know I had alopecia until I got my usual haircut before travelling to an overseas conference. You know how the barber takes a mirror after he's finished and shows you the back of your head? Well when he did that, there was a round bald patch that had been hidden by my hair before he cut it. And I looked at it and said "W...T...F???" I was pissed off at my barber for not leaving the hair covering the spot. Completely bald about 3 inches around - like a baby's bottom.

Fortunately it was on the back of my head so when I met my stbxw (first day of the conference), I was talking to her face to face. By the time she noticed it, we were already hot into our love at first sight romance.

In hindsight, maybe it's too bad it wasn't on front of my head. Would have saved a lot of pain now....
Sorry - but this made me laugh. It did grow back, didn't it?
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My hair got thinner and seemed to just stop growing...so this weekend I got hair extensions...thick and past my boobs now :-) I did it for me!
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Geez I really hope you're not a guy

no, no, no :-)
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no, no, no :-)
If I were a man I would have said hair past my moobs (man boobs).
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Sorry - but this made me laugh. It did grow back, didn't it?
Yeah, it grew back shortly after. But I really didn't know it was there until my barber gave me my usual cut and showed me the back of my head!

When I got back from the trip I went to see my Doctor and he explained what was going on.

So I met my stbxw with a 3 inch round bald patch on the back of my head... I guess it was a bad omen.
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