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Old 08-31-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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I'm going bald!!

If I keep loosing hair this way anyway. I started loosing hair when Dakotah was about 7 months old, and it hasn't stopped, it just falls out in my hands when I'm washing it or brushing it, I can feel it noticeably thinner and I'm worried that I will go bald. She's almost 1 now, when does it stop??? I plan to keep breastfeeding until she wants to wean or about 2 years whichever comes first. (please don't bash me for that, I've heard enough from my family, who thinks I should have weaned her along time ago) I just need to be reassured that it all won't fall out or that it's normal?
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
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Re: I'm going bald!!

I started losing my hair at 4 months PP and my derm put me on Propecia and it's helped a lot but I KNOW you can't take it while BFing. Hopefully it gets better, I'm now 9 months PP and it's a lot thicker and not falling out anymore but I think that was mostly due to the meds in part with the hormones leveling off. GL!!
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:23 AM   #3
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What meds? I was thinking it might have something to do with my thyroid levels, I have hypothyroid disease and take 125mcgs of Synthroid everyday, but I was under the understanding that that would only happen if my TSH levels were really high and I didn't take my meds?
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:28 AM   #4
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Re: I'm going bald!!

My thyroid/sugar levels were fine (which are two main culprits) so they put me on the propecia which is a men's hair regrowth tablet. In your case, it may just as well be thyroiod. Get that checked first.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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Re: I'm going bald!!

It's normal for your hair to fall out around 4m post partum and then stop/slow/reverse around 6-8m pp. Could you be going through it late? Has it slowed down at all from when it started?

I'm going through the same thing. When my hair was LONG (similar to your avvy) it scared the SNOT out of me!!! But I got it cut to just at my shoulders and it seems a lot less scary b/c even with the same amt of loss it's still 1/2 the hair... kwim?

I'd put in a call to your dr. just to see if it's anything you ought to worry about.

Mine is just starting to slow down about 4m after it started falling out. Hopefully yours does the same soon! Some sources say it can go up until 12m pp.
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I don't have a doctor, I have no insurance and the doc that took care of my pregnancy and delivery is under investigation by the Texas Medical Board due to negligence of my care. Anyway, I didn't lose any until I chopped 14" off my hair (in that pic it was at my rear) It's still fairly long about halfway down my back (I have a long torso) but that's when I started losing it, I run my fingers through my hair and I have a handful of it that falls out, My trashcan in the bathroom is full of hair that falls out when I wash it and from my brush that I have to clean out after every brushing
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Hi,

I have had 5 children and you will not go bald!! It all comes back and then you have another baby and you loose it again. LOL! Really it is alittle scarey. Are you still taking your prenatals? Rainbow Light is the best. You still need them as long as you are nursing. My fourth stopped nursing(on his own, as all my did) when he was 5. Ignore family, you are doing the very best nursing as long as he/she wants. They get so much protection and nurishment from your milk. As well as love and comfort. Nothing beats a good nursey (as mine all called it) when you fall and bump your head, or are tired, cranky etc....

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Have you been feeling 'normal'? Problems with your thyroid can make your hair fall out. hyperthyoridism does that I guess. I have hypothyroidism, and when I started taking the thyroid meds, by hair started falling out because of that.


I'm an idiot, I just read further down that you have thyroid problems. duh!
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My TSH levels were at 140! When I had it checked the first time(I think they said a normal level is a 2), I just had it checked again yesterday, and they're normal now. But, my hair is still falling out. So who knows.
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I though hypothyroid makes your hair fall out? I was diagnosed with hypo when I was 15, took the meds for a few months then quit because I couldn't afford it at the time, Started back again when I got pregnant (doc said it was a miracle I got pregnant my TSH level was 29.1!) I had a previous miscarriage because of my thryoid (I'm guessing that's the reason) Maybe I'm taking too much?? My dosage now is 125mcg a day...before I got pregnant it was 50..during pregnancy it was 150
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