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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
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    Default Hair Update....

    OK, so my hair has started growing back. I noticed it a month or two ago.

    So, anyone that is worried about their poor, thinning hair, take heart.




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12 w: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8
    5 y,10 m: 215


    Revised Goal : 200
    "Bonus" Goal: 180

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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    My hair was just fine, until recently. I am pretty much bald in the top and I am so upset over it.

    I have an appointment with my Dr's next week. I thought I made it without losing hair but the loss is tremendous. I am taking biotin and using various oils on my scalp. I have an appt in June with a dermatologist. Until it grows back, I will have to use creative hair styles to cover the loss. Did you do anything to treat your scalp?



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    there's nothing you can do to stop the loss. if it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen. It starts around 3-6 months after surgery, but it grows back eventually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viv28 View Post
    My hair was just fine, until recently. I am pretty much bald in the top and I am so upset over it.

    I have an appointment with my Dr's next week. I thought I made it without losing hair but the loss is tremendous. I am taking biotin and using various oils on my scalp. I have an appt in June with a dermatologist. Until it grows back, I will have to use creative hair styles to cover the loss. Did you do anything to treat your scalp?




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12 w: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8
    5 y,10 m: 215


    Revised Goal : 200
    "Bonus" Goal: 180

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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    My suggestion is buy a wig. They are more comfortable than you might think. Due to a genetic condition, I have been wearing wigs for the last couple of years. I like being able to completely change my hairstyle whenever I feel like it. Don't go cheap, though, you'll be sorry if you do.
    Linda 51


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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    Pam, you are looking absolutely skinny!



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    My surgery is in 8 days. I had the lap band 7 years ago. I am having a revision with the sleeve. Honestly, hair loss is one of my biggest fears. I lost a lot with the lap band and it mostly grew back but it is very thin on top. I don't know if I will recover on top if I loose a lot more hair. Sounds very vain I am sure, but the fear is real.



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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    I went through the hair loss. I started taking 10,000 of biotin within a few weeks of having surgery. My hair had gotten a lot thicker and looked amazing from the supplement. I finally started to lose hair around 3 1/2 months. When I started losing hair I began taking the biotin 2X a day. I lost gobs of it for a while. I still lose some but not nearly as much. And I already see it growing back in. I had areas that looked thinner but no bald spots. I also use a biotin shampoo and do scalp massage.
    Side note: Since taking the biotin I have to shave my legs more frequently. LOL.



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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    So there is hope for me yet?

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    LOL



    HW - 341 - June 1
    SW - 319 - 8/23 (-22)
    1mn - 286 - Sept 23 (-33) -total 55
    2mn - 274 - Oct 23 (-12) -total 67
    3mn - 263 - Nov 23 (-11) -total 78
    6mn - 238 - Feb 23(-25) - total 103
    9mn - 230 - May 23 (-8) - Total 111
    10mn - 226 - June 23 (-4) Total 115
    11mn - 226 - July 23 (0) Total 115

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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    I lost hair in prior operations. I had 2 operations in a 6 month period and my hair got really thin in the front. I'm taking Biotin now and hopefully it will help down the road. But, if I shed then I'll do a Trump and start growing it long in the backside and comb it up, over, under, and use lots of Hair Net. LOL!


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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    Quote Originally Posted by Pam G View Post
    OK, so my hair has started growing back. I noticed it a month or two ago.

    So, anyone that is worried about their poor, thinning hair, take heart.
    That's a very useful information. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    Good luck to you!

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    Default Re: Hair Update....

    Hair often gets worse when a person exhausts himself with severe diets, in which a person eats less than 500 calories a day.

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