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Has anyone experienced severe hair loss after their diagnosis? My hair is falling out in the shower and after I brush it, more than ever. It is becoming so thin and lifeless. It is very depressing for me as I am so young and my hair used to be a great feature of mine and made me confident. Not anymore. I feel like these diseases are just stripping me from everything that was once mine. I went to a dermatologist and they said it is basically from malnourishment and stress, so there’s really no treatment until I get my disease and stress under control. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Beginning of the discussion - 3/20/19

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@Hidden username I did not have hair loss after my diagnosis with depression, but after being depressed for some time, I began to eat poorly and also developed an eating disorder. My hair began to fall out and I had no energy, which was attributed to my poor diet. So sounds similar to what you say as malnorushmnet.

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@Hidden username‍ sorry to hear. Have you been eating better and have things gone back to somewhat normal?

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@Hidden username‍ I go through phases, but I have not experienced much hair loss for some time... I still experience more than usual during showering, but it is not too the extent I am worried about it anymore.

I began to take biotin, vitamin C, and collagen, in addition to trying to eat better, but depending on the week - I may feel OK - which is like a great for me - and eat pretty normal; or I may be very depressed and have pain the next week and eat very poorly, even though I try to force myself to eat correctly or to even eat.

Like yesterday, I did not eat except a protein shake and some yogurt.

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@Hidden username have you tried anything for your hair growth with success?

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@Hidden username‍  unfortunately no. I went to the dermatologist and they said I have Telogen effluvium which is when a major life change (stress and in my case autoimmune diseases) causes the hair to go into a resting phase and the hair cycle stops only causing it to shed. Unfortunately the hair loss won’t stop until I get my disease under control and manage my stress/depression better.