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Hey,

So I've steadily been losing weight over the past year since I got the band... but with that has come hair loss.

I have been taking my multi-vitamins, and my doctor here in Seattle has me checked periodically for vitamin deficiencies... the only thing I am deficient in is vitamin D- which has to do with the lack of sunlight here.

I eat a lot less than before, though, so for awhile I just assumed this was my body coping with the reduced intake... but I still continue to lose hair, even as new hair grows in.

Has anyone else dealt with this? And does anything work to restore hair loss?

Thanks,

Anisa

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Hey,

So I've steadily been losing weight over the past year since I got the band... but with that has come hair loss.

I have been taking my multi-vitamins, and my doctor here in Seattle has me checked periodically for vitamin deficiencies... the only thing I am deficient in is vitamin D- which has to do with the lack of sunlight here.

I eat a lot less than before, though, so for awhile I just assumed this was my body coping with the reduced intake... but I still continue to lose hair, even as new hair grows in.

Has anyone else dealt with this? And does anything work to restore hair loss?

Thanks,

Anisa

Anisa - I blogged about my hair loss. This is what I have found.....not sure if it will help you or no, but I copied and pasted the blog in to this reply. I too have had blood work done, and hit my suggested protein intake.

Hair Molting

Posted by AngieB, Oct 22 2009, 08:18 AM

For the past few months, I have REALLY noticed an increase in hair molting. It is has been bothersome to the point of me using google. From all I have read, it seems that it is not uncommon to molt after surgery, sever trauma, child birth, after reaching the age of 30, crash diets, lack of protein, and a few others that I can’t think of right now. The information I found to be the most fitting and helpful was under Telogen. So, if you have noticing you are loosing hair. Google Telogen and read about it.

I for all intents and purposes I don’t look like I have lost a noticeable amount of hair. To the people around me, including my husband, it is unnoticeable. That is a positive. When I began to really pay attention to my hair loss was when I noticed more molting while I was washing my hair. The noticeable build up in my hair brush, and how many times I have to wrap a pony tail holder around my hair. I use to be able to wrap it twice around my hair and be go-to-go. Now if I wrap it twice, the pony slips out.

I have been taking Neocell for a while; I’d say a good 2 months. The recommended dose for Neocell is 6 a day. I take 3. I’ve noticed a change in my skin, hair, and nails. My ankle has also benefited from taking Neocell. It aches a bit less, still pretty swollen, but the pain has decreased.

Fill

This is the first month since being banded that I did not go for a fill. It took a lot longer than I thought it would for me to feel restriction. Each fill I had I would feel restriction for the first week maybe going into week two and then, my body would adjust and the restriction would slip away. This fill has settled in as well. I am not at my “sweet spot or green zone” per say, but I do have some restriction, so I am content. Right now, my mind set is to see if I can go a few months with out a fill. Really I’d like to make it through the holidays as I am now. What will help me determine when I go in for a fill is a slow down on weight loss. Right now, I am in the lower 240’s and I’d like to see a gradual decrease.

Cloths and Inches

I am noticing my cloths are fitting better, baggier, or some are plain to big now. I have cleaned out some cloths from my closet and that feels great! I have a girl friend who is a very happy recipient so that make me feel even better!

When I start to feel bad or down on myself about my weight loss the fastest way to get myself to snap out of it and back into gratitude is to remember how difficult weight loss was on my own. That always seems to bring me back to reality and lighten my mood.

I appreciate your readership and thank you for your comments. You guys are awesome!

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My hairdresser suggested I take Biotin. I took it until I ran out and just have not bothered to buy anymore in addition to the fact that I am taking enough pills right now. You can get Biotin at most any pharmacy or even Wal-Mart. My hair has finally stopped falling out so of course I am planning my next surgery which will be a catalyst for more hair loss. For me it is the anesthesia that causes the hair loss.

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it slows down! I was FREAKING out because I had beautiful thick hair. My doctore assured me it would slow down. Sure enough - it has. I mean I was losing CLUMPS and probably lost about 2/3 of my hair - no kidding. I lost VERY fast and my doctor said that is normal for rapid weight loss. Once your body gets used to it - it slows down. I still lose more than I did pre-band, but it is significantly better and have noticed a lot of regrowth :)

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Thanks for all the feedback-- I definitely appreciate it. I was mentioning the hair-loss to a friend, and she suggested I see a dermatologist... don't know why I didn't think about that in the first place.

I'm sure it has to do with protein and other food intake (or lack thereof). I just don't think I can take another pill... or one that needs to be consumed 6 times a day. I have a hard enough time remembering the few essentials I take daily.

I'll look into the biotin and also, what specific product did you order from Neocell. I looked at their website and they have multiple capsules.

Thanks again!

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Thanks for all the feedback-- I definitely appreciate it. I was mentioning the hair-loss to a friend, and she suggested I see a dermatologist... don't know why I didn't think about that in the first place.

I'm sure it has to do with protein and other food intake (or lack thereof). I just don't think I can take another pill... or one that needs to be consumed 6 times a day. I have a hard enough time remembering the few essentials I take daily.

I'll look into the biotin and also, what specific product did you order from Neocell. I looked at their website and they have multiple capsules.

Thanks again!

Super Collagen + C Tablets™

120 or 250 tablets

Natural food source of collagens I & III

Supports healthy hair, skin, nails, tendons & ligaments

Helps maintain lean muscle for weight management

Keep up in the loop on the hair loss topic.....my girlfriend went to the dermatologist for her hair loss. They told her she had Telogen and it would run it's course. I would be interested in hearing if they tell you something different about your case.

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Hey,

So I've steadily been losing weight over the past year since I got the band... but with that has come hair loss.

I have been taking my multi-vitamins, and my doctor here in Seattle has me checked periodically for vitamin deficiencies... the only thing I am deficient in is vitamin D- which has to do with the lack of sunlight here.

I eat a lot less than before, though, so for awhile I just assumed this was my body coping with the reduced intake... but I still continue to lose hair, even as new hair grows in.

Has anyone else dealt with this? And does anything work to restore hair loss?

Thanks,

Anisa

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