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Old 09-13-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Losing my hair due to stress - will it grow back?*

I'm shedding more hair than usual and I think it's due to stress. If you've had this happen, did your hair go back to normal when your stress lessened?
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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I had alot of that but mine was thyroid related.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Hi, sorry to hear this, but yes I can definitely relate.

I did see my Dr for some bloodwork though...

I lost hair like crazy on 2 separate occasions. Some in patches, and some just falling out on my pillow, all over the bathrooms.

Happy to say it has all grown back. I was told it more than likely would, and it did.
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I agree with Mommasita, I would get the doctor to do some boodwork.

I lose a lot of hair whenever I'm anemic but once I improve my iron levels it starts to grow back.

Sorry you are feeling so stressed, take some time out if you can to look after you
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Yes. And it might even grow back curlier than it was! But, as all have said, do check with your dr. for any underlying conditions, BUT DON'T (ie, try not to) stress about that or why it might be happening.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:07 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by StitchesGr8Fan View Post
I'm shedding more hair than usual and I think it's due to stress. If you've had this happen, did your hair go back to normal when your stress lessened?
Don't worry and go see a doctor. The doctor can diagnoze the reason. I am sure that there will be some solution. however if hair loss is hereditary then little can be done. However if its due to lack of vitamins or stress then I'm sure you'' be fine.

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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I understand. This has happened several times to me for various reasons.
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It last for 2-3 month, can sometimes get itchy. Has always come back. I did start rogaine last year as a preventative treatment.

It is stressful when it is happening but just know that if it is stress related it will grow back.
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I have it happen at least once a year, and it always grows back. I do go to the doctor to get a blood test done when I notice it, because it usually means for me that I am anemic or deficient in a vitamin or nutrient.

Nioxin is a good treatment for hair loss/thinning hair, my DBF's mom is a stylist and she suggested it the last time my hair started to come out. It made a big difference.
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I lost quite a bit of hair to stress. It came back and was the same thickness as it used to be. Sadly, I am going through it all over again.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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Any updates here?

I'm going through the same thing and doctors said it is because of stress. Even though I take meds for thyroid, doctors have ruled any other issue out. I was very stressed this past year (oldest son's wedding issues - all turned out beautiful!), particularly in the spring to mid July (wedding in August). I noticed I had sunburn feeling on scalp and itchy feeling. I still do, but not as much. Hair has been falling out (more than usual) and very thin in front/top.

I usually color (non-permanent) every other week but I've noticed my hair must be growing slower (or not at all ) because I don't see my grey roots as quickly. I'm afraid every time I do color.

I'm so afraid that the other hairs will all fall out before new ones come in. I can't even see new ones coming. I'm 55. Trying not to stress about this, really. Doctor said to give it a year... I have a feeling I will not be stress-free for a year! (Things I know about - daughter getting married in CO next month; son getting married in PA in May; Avengers marathon in November and I haven't trained enough yet... all good and exciting, but certainly not stress-free!! These include plane rides... )

I'm usually happy, I walk daily, I try to eat healthy, but I do tend to worry even when it's something I can't control.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:27 PM   #12
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The massive hair loss did stop. I had my beautician check for any bald patches and she didn't find any, so I decided to stop worrying about it until she found a bald spot. I now have a bunch of short hairs growing in all over the place to replace what came out.

Of course, now that it is fall I'm going through another shedding season. But none of it is the new hair, it's all the old really long hair so I'm not too worried.
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