Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
||Posted: Feb. 10 2007,18:21
|Quote (kyladance @ Feb. 08 2007,13:06)|
|Just an FYI...when I had lost my hair during the first portion of my weight loss I was scared as heck! I got a referral to a dermatologist who specialized in hair loss. He told me that hair loss due to weight loss, if it occurs, will be 4 months after you start. Also he said that when your hair falls out look at the base of it, if there is a root (a small white ball on the end) it means the hair will grow back. If no root, then that hair shaft is dead. Thankfully mine all had roots, trust me I must have examined every hair that fell out lol. Hope this is helpful|
I was on the diet July, Aug, Sep, Oct of 2006 and I definitely started having my hair fall out. I have very thick hair and tons of it - so I wasn't stressed about it (thought of it as a free thinning! LOL) but I still knew it was my body telling me something. Interesting that you found out it occurs after 4 months. That is exactly what happened with me! I took a break in November and December and I stopped losing hair. Now I'm back on the program and I haven't been losing hair like I was before. I would brush my hair and the brush would just be full of hair. This happened to me before after I had babies. For months afterwards my hair would fall out like crazy. The doctor told me at that time that it was hormones. When I told the Dr at the Dr B clinic that I was losing hair she said I probably wasn't...which I thought was ridiculous. She also said that if I was in fact losing hair the hair that grew in would be healthier. I wish I would have known about the fish oil supplements for that. I would have tried it. As it was, taking a break seemed to do the trick. I felt like my body was feeling stressed. Maybe it was all in my head...but all I know is I took a two month break and things are back to normal now.
July - Oct 31, 2006 - was on the program and lost 45 pounds (down to 194)
Gained some back and so now I'm back at it as of Jan 19!