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Message started by candylipsgurl on Jul 2nd, 2004 at 6:42pm

Title: My hair!!
Post by candylipsgurl on Jul 2nd, 2004 at 6:42pm
:'( I recently started taking birth control and the hair around the edges of my hair are thining noticably it is also shedding really bad and I dont know what to do. I am so upset. I told my doctor and all he said was "that just happens sometimes" That just happens sometimes I dont care how often it "happens" I dont want my hair falling out over some stupid birth control I love my hair and it was doing so good and now this, I am so upset. I also asked him if there was something else I could take and he said there isnt because I am breastfeeding so I am just going to be bald and sad I guess. (CRy) :'(

Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by bikerbraid on Jul 2nd, 2004 at 8:07pm
Any change in hormones can cause temporary fallout (or lack of fallout).  I'd give your body a chance to adjust the change and see if it resolves itself.

Giving birth frequently causes significant fallout, but it always settles down after a couple of months.

Hang in there, it will be OK.

Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by Kate on Jul 2nd, 2004 at 8:19pm
I have a friend in your situation, candylipsgurl. She also lost a fair amount of hair but figured at least some of it was post-partem hair loss, as it tapered off eventually.

How old is your baby? How long are you planning to breast-feed? It might be worth it to just use another form of birth control for the upcoming months, and after you stop breast-feeding go back to your old birth control pills.


Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by candylipsgurl on Jul 2nd, 2004 at 9:20pm
I didnt know that would cause your hair to fall out(postpartum I mean)  I only have one child and he is four months old, I am not planning on having anymore I had a very hard time with this one. It was pure pain the entire time. It was worth it though I got a beautiful baby boy out of it so Im happy, he is beautiful. I am still distrought though because I love my hair alot too. :'(
 I want it back NOW!!! (((cry))

Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by juli on Jul 3rd, 2004 at 12:52am
I remember after the birth of my son that I lost a ton of hair. It seemed like half my hair.

Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by Babyfine on Jul 4th, 2004 at 6:11pm
Sometimes it seems like your hair is thinning out after
you give birth because some women's hair thickens
during pregnancy.  My hair came in thicker when I
was pregnant with my sons, then it fell out after
birth.  It got thin around the sides but it did grow back
in again fairly soon, so don't worry!!

Title: Re: My hair!!
Post by Anne-Marie on Jul 5th, 2004 at 11:28am
Yes,exactly. All the hair that doesn`t fall out during pregnancy due to the high estrogen levels will fall out later  :(  It was the same with me,but it normalized after 2-3 months.
A relative of mine had problems with the birth control pill she was taking and was shedding lots of hair-she was prescribed another brand and the shedding stopped.So maybe that's worth checking out  :)

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