M.R. asks from Manchester, NH on November 09, 2006
Hair Falling Out - Manchester,NH
hi every one i don't know if any one else has this problem but my hair is always falling out when i wash it hair comes out when i brush it my brush is full of hair or even if i run my fingers through i have tons of hair stuck in my fingers my mom says it's because i always wear my hair in a pony tail but it has only started the last couple of years 2 at the most i've tryed leaving my hair down to see if it helped but i have long hair and i hate it getting into my face so i end up putting it back up into a pony tail has any one had this problem and has any one have any ideas what i can take or use to help this problem thanks in advance
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C.J. answers from Springfield on November 10, 2006
I also wear my hair in a ponytail alot of the time and lose hair. Usually I put my hair up when it is wet which is the worse thing you can do. I also have a low thyroid which I take medication for. Symptoms of a low thyroid are hair loss, depression, weight gain, tiredness, & dry skin. I think you probably should at least get a thyroid level to be sure that your hair loss is just from the pony tail. Untreated low thyroid can cause alot of health issues. So better safe than sorry. I hope this helps. Take care.
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S.P. answers from Rochester on January 27, 2009
My hair used to fall a heck of a lot too, and I've tried out numerous hair-loss-help products some with no results, and some with mixed success.
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Goodluck, and I hope this helps!
C.C. answers from Boston on July 27, 2007
I have been having the same problem. My hair was coming out in clumps around 6 months after my son was born. While pregnant I was also low on iron. Lately, I am under an extreme amount of stress, and on Lupron Therapy Treatment,since I have Endometriosis. The Lupron puts you through a chemically induced state of temporary menopause. Not sure if this a long with the stress, contributing to my hair becoming much thinner. I have always had fine hair....but a lot of it, but now it just seems more fine than ever. Chasing around a 17 month old, also means my hair is also in a ponytail. Maybe I should get checked for Thyroid/Low iron. Can anyone reccomend a good doctor in the South Plymouth area?
D.V. answers from Boston on November 25, 2006
I lost a lot of hair after my daughter was born. My doctor told me that my hair would be very nice and thick during my pregnancy, then thin out (go back to normal) afterwards. She said the pill can screw with your hormones the same way, and cause you to gain or lose hair.
M.C. answers from New York on November 11, 2006
Get the thyroid checked!!! I have thyroid issues and i always can tell when it's not right by a couple things. One being my hair is falling out more then normal. a few strands here or there no problem, but several at a time all the time, not good. I see a great endocronlogist in branford if you are near there. I recommend seeing an endo for thyroid issues, not your regular dtr. But they can run the test for it. Also when they call to tell you if your thyroid is ok or not ask them what your TSH # is. Because it can be in "their" normal range, but still be low enough that a little thyroid will help.
If you need more advice you can contact me.
hope this info helps
C.D. answers from New York on January 09, 2008
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A.M. answers from Portland on December 20, 2006
I am new mother and my son is 4 months old and for the past month my hair has been falling out. It is frustating me so much that I went to see my doctor about it. She did mention the possibilty low thyroid levels. She also mentioned that I might not be getting enough iron in my diet and I could take an iron supplement. When I was pregnant I had low iron levels, but once I had my son I stopped taking them. I am still waiting for the results. Hope this helps.
A.C. answers from Buffalo on November 09, 2006
Well it has happened to me to. My hair has been falling out for about 5 years eversince my daughter was born. I got scared by how much hair was falling out so i went to a dermatologist. They said it is normal. It happens from having children. Usually it stops after about a year but sometimes it continues . They told me to take biotin vitamin and use rogain for men and it would trigger a helthy cycle and it would stop. I havent been to loyal with the whole thing but i do notice some improvement witht the biotin. Hope I helped you out.