Hey Missy, I am actually a hairdresser and maybe I can help. The top reasons someone loses hair suddenly are, stress, illness and medications used to treat those illnesses, heredity and specifically thyroid or hormone issues. It may be a temporary problem lasting about 12 weeks. I have had pneumonia before and was treated with a powerful antibiotic called biaxin. Both of those things contributed to a temporary but profuse loss of hair. I went to my doctor and he said any hair loss lasting over 12 weeks should be checked by a dermatologist, an endorcinologist or an OB/Gyn. To restimulate hair growth, take a stresstab vitamin supplement with zinc (you can get the store brand equivalent, make sure it is the formula with zinc, it is the same formulation as the hair vitamins only less expensive and you only have to take 1 per day instead of 3 to 9. Take it with a meal, increase your protein intake and brush you hair for 5 minutes everyday or night.
Your hair does NOT contain vitamins, it is protein, however, the vitamin supplement will suggest to the body to not just excrete excess protein, to make hair instead. The protein is what the hair is actually made of and the brushing will increase blood flow and get food into the follicles. Please have blood work done to check your hormones and thyroid. Try to remain calm, although I know that losing wads of hair is frightening, it happened to me, bad enough that co workers were pulling it off my clothes and asking me what was going on. Do some breathing exercises that you can learn on YouTube and try to figure out how long ago the hairloss started and count 12 weeks from that point and see if it lessens any at the 12 week mark. It very probably is a temporary thing and will right itself fairly soon. Patti
Only time I ever had noted hair loss is when my thyroid meds needed adjusted. Out of nowhere for no given reason my hair was coming out by the handfuls! Sometimes just a little adjustment means a lot. It is important that you go to a competant enochronologist. He adjusted mine to (I'm not recommeding this dose for you. This is an example to show you how even a small way off can cause you major trouble!) 88mcg and 100mcg synthroid on alternating days.
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