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Hair loss and weight loss

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  • Posted By: jenluv186
  • October 4, 2009
  • 04:20 AM

I am 5'7'', 105 lbs. Im usually 110-115 lbs. I had a baby 8 months ago and my hair is still falling out, including pubic hair. My hair on my head comes out so much, every time I vacuum i have to cut the hair out of the roller thing. I cant gain my weight back. Ive been thinking I was diabetic lately because ive had alot of the symptoms. My symptoms include:
Hair loss
Terrible headaches sometimes
Lightheaded
eye problems
never feel rested
Vag. bacterial infections from pH imbalance
Easilly upset/hurt, or really insensitive

Please help. I want to know what I should ask to be tested for.

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  • I am 5'7'', 105 lbs. Im usually 110-115 lbs. I had a baby 8 months ago and my hair is still falling out, including pubic hair. My hair on my head comes out so much, every time I vacuum i have to cut the hair out of the roller thing. I cant gain my weight back. Ive been thinking I was diabetic lately because ive had alot of the symptoms. My symptoms include:Hair lossTerrible headaches sometimesLightheadedeye problemsnever feel restedVag. bacterial infections from pH imbalanceEasilly upset/hurt, or really insensitive Please help. I want to know what I should ask to be tested for. Ask your doctor to check your vitamin B12 level. Level should not be below 550. Anything lower can cause many, many problems. The ones u listed are part of the list of symptoms. There is a thread on the WDiagnosis site. "B12 deficiency commonly misdiagnosed" Go to last page and read backwards. 1st part of thread is outdated. Lots of folks there to guide u. Get checked 1st. If u find it is low go to the thread and ask questions. You will get your answers there. Call your doc tomorrow and ask for script for test. Don't delay. How is your baby? Growing ok? Thriving? A couple of gals on the other thread have kids that levels are low too. Check it out.
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • October 4, 2009
    • 08:19 PM
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  • This is not the actual thread but a link that we try to send newbies too. Check out the symptoms list carefully. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Check out all the basics and the list of symptoms. You will ber amazed at how much b12 covers.
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • October 4, 2009
    • 08:31 PM
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  • Thank You! Ill check it out now.Babys good, hes 8 months old 20 lbs and in perfect health as far as i knowThis is not the actual thread but a link that we try to send newbies too. Check out the symptoms list carefully. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327Check out all the basics and the list of symptoms. You will ber amazed at how much b12 covers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2009
    • 09:47 PM
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  • Thank You! Ill check it out now.Babys good, hes 8 months old 20 lbs and in perfect health as far as i know If your B12 level was low before pregnancy, going through pregnancy can deplete it even more. If you are just starting symptoms and find out it is lack of B12 causing the problems, you should be able to correct them before more symptoms appear. These are some reasons people have B12 deficiency,...gastric bypass, dental surgery, (nitros oxide), acid reducers, birth control pills, vegetarian, alcohol problems and just a lack of absorption. It can happen at any age. Here is another link to look at. http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130Inside Out B12 deficiency Oct 2006Source: www.youtube.comPatients voice their opinion and miraculous results on B12 treatment and Dr's studies http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/z12E0/hash/8q2anwu7.gif
    cyndyd 458 Replies
    • October 4, 2009
    • 11:49 PM
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  • I would get serum TSH, Free T3, Free T4, A.M. Cortisol, and Ferritin labs done. A few of your symptoms sound like they could be from low thyroid/cortisol. Your hair loss could be from low thyroid and/or low ferritin. It is important for you to have a normal B12 level, which should be above 900- but you probably wouldn't notice any symptoms unless it got down below maybe 600. If you supplement B12, you cannot get an accurate lab drawn for a year after you stopped taking the supplements or it will come back skewed high. If your B12 level was low before pregnancy, going through pregnancy can deplete it even more. If you are just starting symptoms and find out it is lack of B12 causing the problems, you should be able to correct them before more symptoms appear. These are some reasons people have B12 deficiency,...gastric bypass, dental surgery, (nitros oxide), acid reducers, birth control pills, vegetarian, alcohol problems and just a lack of absorption. It can happen at any age. Here is another link to look at. http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=604f55eda39a08a87066916d9e76270c&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FlXx7uIYBcXk%2Fdefault.jpg&w=130&h=130Inside Out B12 deficiency Oct 2006Source: www.youtube.comPatients voice their opinion and miraculous results on B12 treatment and Dr's studies http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/z12E0/hash/8q2anwu7.gif
    Lyra19 7 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
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  • I am 5'7'', 105 lbs. Im usually 110-115 lbs. I had a baby 8 months ago and my hair is still falling out, including pubic hair. My hair on my head comes out so much, every time I vacuum i have to cut the hair out of the roller thing. I cant gain my weight back. Ive been thinking I was diabetic lately because ive had alot of the symptoms. My symptoms include:Hair lossTerrible headaches sometimesLightheadedeye problemsnever feel restedVag. bacterial infections from pH imbalanceEasilly upset/hurt, or really insensitive Please help. I want to know what I should ask to be tested for.I had a similar experience -- the doctor tried to convince me that it was normal postpartum hair loss and depression. I asked him to please draw thyroid labs anyway instead of prescribing an antidepressant. He did and then called me back a few days later saying, "You were right!" I was hyperthyroid -- he prescribed me a blood pressure medication which helped to some degree. It helped me to calm down. Little did I know that hypothyroidism was a condition I had been suffering from all of my life, delivering a baby had finally tipped the hormone scales. A little after the baby's first birthday, I became hypothyroid and went on thyroid hormone replacement. With each pregnancy I have waged the same battles but at least now I know what I'm up against. Maybe this will help you, good luck!
    mjrago75 3 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
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  • Does Keratin fibre products like toppik really reduces chances of hair loss ? If someone has any experience then please help ! I'm planning to buy 1 bottle. Is it worth trying ? Thanks beforehand.
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  • Nice sharing.I think Many things can cause weight loss and hair loss. Hyperthyroidism I know can. And certainly cancer can cause the same. In my opinion you should maybe go to see your doctor if you're worried about that.
    Dallas 4 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
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  • I thinks the main reason of the weight loss, and hair loss is the imbalanced foods and depression.Use the healthy foods and participate in some healthy activities for good health.
    Montague 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • You don't need to be worried about this usually it happens after having a baby just stay away from stress and depression that can be cause of many problems in your body.Eat healthy and light food prefer having vegetables and fruits.You need proper nutrition.Apply olive hair on your scalp gently that helps in hair loss.
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  • Personally, any increase at all in progesterone makes my hair come out in clumps... started back on contreceptives??
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  • A person with a gastric bypass should look forward to lose 70% of their surplus body weight within two years. Weight loss tends to be too fast and there will be improvement in health conditions. Before going to bypass surgery you will obviously have to take precautions .it’s always advisable to take diet, exercise regularly. Several test have to be done before the gastric bypass surgery which will reduce the risk during the surgery.
    shreya 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • Weight loss can be due to certain reasons and hair falling at the same time could be an another reason, always consult a weight loss surgeon for any precautions before you take any kind of medications. Bariatric weight loss surgery may be the next step for people who remain strictly obese after trying nonsurgical approach, and also for people who have an obesity-related disease. Surgery to produce sudden weight loss is a serious undertaking. Anyone who planning for the surgery should understand the surgery how and what will be done.
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  • Obese can be cured by bariatric weight loss surgery will help to lose weight and avoid the medical problems in your body. Surgery is used to physically bind the amount of food the stomach can hold, which confines the number of calories you can eat. For the super obese, people with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or greater, the cost per quality-adjusted life year is actually negative. For example, a person who weighs 350 pounds and stands 5 feet 10 inches tall. The surgery isn’t just about losing weight. It’s believable that successful outcomes are best achieved when patients are educated by a team that includes nurses, dietitians and psychologists which make the patients mind well prepared before they undergo surgery
    shreya 15 Replies
    • August 17, 2013
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