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pattipanda
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fibro Fam,
In a list of symptoms that was posted here a couple of weeks ago, I noticed hair loss on there.  My sister and I seem to have this symptom.  I can't believe how much of MY hair I find in my bathroom (and the rest of the house) .. I know its not hubby's because he has his own bathroom and that guy's hair just keeps getting thicker!!  I'm fortunate not to have any bald spots (yet), but its very frustrating. 
So the question is... Do you have hair loss issues??  And is really a symptom of fibo??
Thanks for your input!! And have a pain free day, with all of your hair!! :-)


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
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patsie
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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Patti girl,

Do not have any hair problems but just saw Dr Oz recently discussing this topic. It is usually a vitamin and mineral deficiency or protein related. Now it can be a familial issue too, you mentioned your sister has it too. How are your nails, are they strong and grow well? They too show signs hair problems will show.

Patsie

GamJill
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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Patti-

I come from a family with lots of hair. But as I got into my later 40's I noticed it was starting to thin in a spot right on top of my head. I'm like, what!?? I have had the thickest hair all my life and to see that I thought it just couldn't be possible. And yes I think fibro can cause hair loss because I ended up with another area on the back of my head that lost lots of hair since getting this and there is all this new growth there now- so I am happy it is coming back. :-)

GamJill


 
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

I used to be a hair dresser.. so I do understand the famiail thing.  I also know about Alopecia Areata -localized hair loss .. like a little oval, that grows back. I know its not that. (thank goodness) Yeh, it could be a vitiman def. or meds, but this has been going on longer than I've been on these meds (about 5 yrs or so).  I just think its interesting that I saw hair loss on the list of symptoms and wonder if this is a common symptom or what?!!?  LOL... wish I could collect all of that hair and glue it back in.. I've always had kind of thin, flat, straight hair so I can't afford to lose too much. shocked

OK.. Patsie.. who's Dr Oz??  (Geez, I'm soooo out of touch)


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


bektold
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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Dr. Oz is the co-author of all those You health books.  You: The Owners Manual, You: On a Diet, You: Staying Young, etc.

Not just emotional stress, but also the physical stress on the body of being ill can cause hair loss.  For me, it was a combination of that and meds interfering with the absorption of Folic Acid that caused a lot of my hair to fall out in late 2007.  Once I started taking a suppliment and got my Crohn's under better control the hair started growing in again.  Be aware that when hair drops out for medical reasons it often comes back a different color or texture.  I've always had smooth, mostly straight hair with a little bit of wave.  Now I have curls! 


patsie
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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Patti, I am usually the one out of touch. He is the famous doctor who I think reached stardom from Oprah. He has written the body books!!!! Very good common sense doc.

It's that Fibro fog Girl....Patsie

pattipanda
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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL... I wouldn't mind a curl or two in this head of hair. Thanks Bektold
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

I lose a lot of hair, it is evrywhere, my clothes, the laundry, the tub, the sink. But I have a very thick head wink and a full head of hair. I read that problems w/ thyroid can cause hair loss. My thyroid has been checked so many times and I've been told it is fine. Yet so many symptoms of thyroid problems are things I deal w/ daily. When I brush my hair, I pull so much hair out of that brush. My mother still has a thick head of hair, and she is almost 90, my father had very little hair when he passed away.

My nails are not strong like they used to be and I have ridges. I don't even bother w/ nail polish, they don't look right.

God bless.  Alice.


pattipanda
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   

I have nails of steel... but I work on them A LOT!!!! I use all of those Sally Hansen product and they really work well for me.  I buff them at least once a week to keep the ridges away, it really works.  Wish I could use it on my feable (sp?) little hairs.. LOL! 

Thanks for the update on the Dr. Oz thing ... I'll have to look up some of his books. 


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Sherrine
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   Posted 1/31/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes medication can cause hair loss, too.  I don't have that problem.
 
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