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dian
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I posted this question a few weeks ago, I am 22 years old, have had lyme since age 16. I am currently on doxy. My hair has been falling out for a year, my dad was diagnosed with cancer when this started and he recently died two months ago and it is still falling out. Any suggestions?
Is this lyme, stress, both, what can I do, I do not want to go bald!!!!

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momofthree
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My other daughter has this. I heard it was from a co infection and it will get better when you do. I have seen people on here who use Biatin for it.
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mr al
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mine has been doing this as well the last few months and i'm realtively young.

I've seen more post from women talking about this than men.

I still haven't been able to get a very clear answer about this.

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It is from the lyme. My hair falls out too. sometimes there is alot in the drain, and yes its a little scarry. But my LLMD says this is normal. Is your hair noticably thinner after you stlye it?
I'm a cosmetologist and your hair does normally fall out in cycles but it is not noticable like with lyme.
Hope this helps.

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INEBG
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You might want to try biotin. My hairdresser suggested it to me b/c my hair was falling out and had gotten very thin and limp looking. It's made a tremendous difference. My hair is thicker now than it's ever been, and it's shiny and healthy looking. It improved so much people began asking me what I was using, and they started using it too. My husband started taking it five months ago (I've been on it for more than a year). He'd been losing his hair for years and was nearly completely bald on top. I wish we'd taken "before" photos b/c the difference is remarkable. He's got hair again. People keep asking him if he's had transplants. Biotin is not expensive and I read somewhere that it helps w/the Lyme, too, but can't remember the source or in what way it helps. Just that the recommended dose was 5000 mcg/day.
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I lost a TON of hair with this. I have very thick hair, and it was noticeably thinner. What was left was very brittle and tended to break, so I was hesitant to wash it and seldom brushed it.

It has grown back in. I do take B vitamins that include biotin.

It can be infection. It can be thyroid. It can also be malnutrition, which could have been my problem because I had terrible absorption in my intestines.

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mine was from lyme. adding amoxil to my mix made it grow back. I was already on bicillin, biaxin and flagyl. The addition of 1g of amoxil did it for me... not sure why this was the fix though. Wish it killed all of the lyme while it was at it, but at least I have my hair back.
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I lost chunks of hair for over a year during my first 2 years of Lyme tx. I had to buy a stopper to put in my shower because I kept clogging up the drain. My LLMD started me on Armour thyroid, and I used Nioxin shampoo and conditioner. Together, they worked wonders to help stop my hair loss.
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hadlyme
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Lyme will screw up our thyroid. Thyroid tests will look normal actually... but more and more LLMD's are starting us on Armour and we're getting better with the hair thing.

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Dian,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm sure it is a combination of stress and Lyme. When we had a death in our family all of my Lyme symptoms flared up and took a long time to calm down.

Look into your thyroid and hormone levels. If any of those are out of whack that can cause hair loss as well...

Good luck!

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If you're dealing with chronic Lyme AND you just lost your father to cancer, especially if you were living in the same house, you might want to look into the EMF issue. Are you living close to a cell phone tower or being exposed to a neighbor's wi-fi, for example? Google antenna search and electrosensitivity.

The symptoms of Lyme are nearly identical to microwave sickness. That might explain why so many of us remain ill and some symptoms remain, untouched by antibiotics. Even if it is Lyme, these frequencies are probably what allowed the bugs to cross the blood-brain barrier...

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