could someone tell me why im losing some much hair i had twins 5 months ago and losing my hair bad

Jacinta - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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can anyone help me i had twins 5 months ago and losing so much hair since and starting to get really worred ?????????????????????

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Amanda - posted on 07/15/2010

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YES Its normal but I would let your doctor check your thyroid levels, my thyroid became bad when i got pregnant and I am still taking medications 3 years and my hair falls out really bad.. Thyroid issues will cause that... If its not your thyroid is probably no more than a hormone thing

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2010

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I am doing the same thing still and my twins are 13 months old now I asked my doc and she said it should start slowly getting better after 6 months to a yr after the babies are born!!! My hair used to be really thick and now it is very thin no bald spots but significantly thinner and mine glogs the drain in the shower and gets all over the floor everytime I brush it! I was seriously starting to worry. I know you are suppose to loose 100 hairs a day but I was loosing way more but mine is getting better

Beth - posted on 07/14/2010

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its perfectly normal , actually one of the hormone changes while your pregnant makes you retain your hair longer, and at about 5-7 post maternity months youll start to shed, luckily this is also about the same time babies start grabbign hair , so perfect time for a shorter do , and less hair tugging , i have had this after every child, but yeah it seems worse after these twins ,

Sarah - posted on 07/06/2010

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This happened to my too. I'm actually going through this now, I just had a baby 4 months ago... When I had my twins my hair started to fall out about 5 months after. I was so scared I called my dr.. He said it was normal and its the change in your hormones. It can last from 5months-a yr.

Linda - posted on 07/04/2010

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If you are breastfeeding then you will be losing it due to the vitamins and minerals needed to go into the milk. If you are not then it will be a lack of those minerals and vitamins which they probably stole (as my doctor put it to me!) when you carried them. Having twins is extremely taxing on your body, my hair use to be lush and thick (sounds like a bush not my hair! LOL), then I had my boys and bam thin hair. I dont mind because I look at my boys and know its all been worth it (the stretch marks, late night feeds LOL everything). BUT, apparently you can take a multivitamin designed for womans hair and nails. Good luck :O) I had big clumps come out so your not alone. I remember washing my hair and having so much hair come out I thought I was going bald! Doctor said it was normal and not to worry! :O)

Liz - posted on 07/03/2010

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I had that too! I had my doctor run tests, and all was fine, but do bring it up. Its not something to ignore. My girls are 18 months old and i still loose alot of hair, not enough to go bald or even thin (because i have alot of hair). I used some at home remedies to help out.. and they didnt. Best thing you can do is get your hair trimmed every 6 weeks, and comb with a fine tooth comb to collect all the hair that is already loose. It also will help stimulate your roots. That will strengthen your hair, but it takes a while!! I also slept with a silk scarf around my hair and that helped.

Emily - posted on 07/03/2010

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I had bald spots about 5 months after I had mine. My twins are a year, my hair has pretty much grown back, but my wispies are still growing out. Check out your iron levels, it can be due to anemia, but for the most part, it's totally normal (I would talk to your doctor though just in case if it's really bad. Besides, it will make you feel better to find out all is fine). Don't worry, it seems like it's all going, and will never come back, but it will stop, the drain clogs will get better (which relieved my husband!), and although your hair may never be QUITE the same, for the most part it will be.

Nete - posted on 07/01/2010

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well here is something you can laugh at... I had straight hair before the twins ... now its curly... as in very curly!! bizarre ...

Pip - posted on 06/30/2010

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My twins have just turned 2 and that has been happening to me too. I'm still loosing mine not as bad as 6 mths ago but my hair is noticeably thinner than it was. I've been told it is more than likely due to stress and as all mummies of twins know it's stressful raising 2 the same age.

Fiona - posted on 06/30/2010

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It is very normal. My twins are now 6 months old and i still loses hair, on my bedding, my cloths everywhere. All i can say to you is to o to your doc and talk to him/her about it. If you had a c-section it is an outcome of what happend to your body or it could be stess and believe me you may not know that you are stressed but you are i know. But talk to your doc.

Tali - posted on 06/28/2010

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I will say this - although many times it is normal - it may be a sign of a thyroid problem - post-partum thyroiditis. I developed that after having my twins. In addition to losing a ton of hair, I had some heart palpitations, was sweating all the time, lost a bunch of weight. I'd say if you have any of those symptoms in addition to the hair loss, give your doc a call. :) Mine was controlled with a drug for a few months until my thyroid went back to normal.

Tarina - posted on 06/28/2010

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is it coming out in giant clumps? or just lots when brushing, tons in the shower, shedding on all your clothes? I went through this really really bad after I had my youngest son. Stress does craaaaazy things to your body! If you arent showing scalp, dont worry! (that'll just make it worse!)

check this site for alittle bit more info, and hopefully it will ease your mind some! ♥

pay specific attention to the 1st and 2nd section about causes - i think this is exactly what you are going through! :)



http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/...

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