Hair falling out...cause dehydration?

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Christine1946
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   Posted 11/24/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     All my blood work results came out normal.   However, my hair continues to fall out.  I was watching Criminal Minds this evening and they mentioned something about victims hair falling out due to dehydration.  Hmmm.  ...maybe that is my problem?

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   Posted 11/24/2010 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
How bad is it falling out?
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Christine1946
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   Posted 11/25/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
     I can see it flying in the air every time I comb it.   Also, when I wash it, there is always a small clump in the drain stopper.  I always had thin hair but now I can actually see bald spots sad .  Thought I had a B12 defiency but my doctor said no...boo hoo.  Wonder if it will grow back.  I am 64 yrs old, had my total colectomy and permanent ileo on June 28th of this year.  Still feel fatigued and problems with anul leakage and pressure shakehead .  A top notch surgeon did the operation at Pennsylvania Hospital.  Left my anus intact.

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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear it's still going on.  I know how distressing it is.  Mine finally quit leaving clumps in the shower once I could absorb my vitamins.  Are you taking a multivitamin that disolves quick? or liquid ones?  I did a test, I put a couple of different ones in little glass pyrex cups and noted which disolved fastest.  The one the doc suggested stayed hard as a rock vs the one I take now which quickly mushed up.  I know there was no stomach acid in the cups, it wasn't a true test, but it convinced me.

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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
     Still a lot to learn...what vitamins are you taking?  I take two children's multivitamins per day..the gummy bears..lol.  I also take two chewable calcium with D.
     My surgeon said I didn't need to take any vitamin as long as I ate a varied diet.

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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am taking Walgreens brand of multi vitamin with Iron. Do you chew your gummy bears? I didnt like them and wouldn't chew. They just sat, stayed hard in my little water cup. I tried to disolve flinstones gummi bears and walgreens brand gummi bears.
crohn's since 1983, many surgeries later finally got a perm ileostomy & proctocoletomy in August 2009 (a life saver). meds: 6 mp, lomotil and immodium, vitamins. LIFE IS GOOD!

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   Posted 11/25/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
(ps to the above post)

my doc said I definitely needed vitamins. I have a bit of short bowel/dumping issues at times.
She also suggested children's gummis twice a day. I remember years ago when I didn't have such issues my urine would come out all dark yellow and strong smelling after I took a vitamin. Several medical related people told me I was essentially peeing out the extra vitamins my body wasn't using. (wasting money) That doesn't happen any more. I guess either my body is using them, or I am losing extra through the ileostomy? LOL
crohn's since 1983, many surgeries later finally got a perm ileostomy & proctocoletomy in August 2009 (a life saver). meds: 6 mp, lomotil and immodium, vitamins. LIFE IS GOOD!

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   Posted 11/25/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
i take chewable flintstones, actually one of the best vitamins there are! odd right?
and i also take a sublingual b12 and then a regular b complex and a calcium pill.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 11/30/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I started losing my hair about 4 months after my surgery. Its due to stress of the illness and the stress of the surgery. I lost hair for about 2 to 3 months before it stopped and started to grow back in healthy again.
You're 5 months post op. It should stop falling out soon and start growing back in. Some people say some had straight hair before and ended up with curly hair once it grew back in. I wasn't that lucky, I still have straight hair.,, although I did end up with one little wave in the back.
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