Tinnitus and Hair fall

Discussion in 'Support' started by nana, Mar 17, 2014.

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    1. nana

      nana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/19/2013
      I have T since september 2013. The first stage was insane. No sleep I hardly ate. The stress was humongous.
      Since last month my hair started shedding enormously.
      Has anyone experienced hair fall after T? If yes plz let me know how u handled it.
      Thanks in advance
       
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    2. crucial
      Balanced

      crucial Member

      Sorry to hear. Lets prey a cure is found as this intrusion must be killing people
       
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    3. ShiningStar

      ShiningStar Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2013
      Yes, I started losing a lot more hair than normal about 3-6 months after the onset of my T. (Like you, for that first month I was so stressed-- lost weight, hardly slept--- but then started improving shortly thereafter). The hair loss was probably at it's worst right around 6 months out, so I went to see my general practitioner about it. My doctor said that excessive hair loss is a totally normal result of that type of stress and weight loss. I started taking biotin and iron ( I was slightly anemic) and with improved diet, sleep and less stress ( I habituated to the T), I am doing great now. My hair is back to normal-- I would say just give it some time and continue to take care of yourself.
       
    4. nana

      nana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/19/2013
      Thank you shiningstar for your encouragement
       
    5. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Your hair fall is caused by stress. Mine started shedding about 5 months after onset
       
    6. christine kauhane
      Sunshine

      christine kauhane Member

      Location:
      honolulu hawaii
      Tinnitus Since:
      june 9th 2013
      i was losing hair long before T and still do , if i kept all the hair i lost i could make a wig DAME !!! lol
       
    7. nana

      nana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/19/2013
      I wonder if cypralex (anti depressant) is causing this shedding.
      Christine I wld hv made a wig too.lol
       
    8. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Nana,

      It's possible that the antidepressant could cause some of the hair shedding, but it is more likely to be due to stress.

      I've been losing hair for quite awhile now, due to an underactive thyroid. When my tinnitus first started, it got really bad. As a result of the stress from the tinnitus, pulsatile tinnitus, etc., I ended up with adrenal fatigue, too. That made things even worse. But now, almost 4 years later, things are much improved!

      I believe that if you can get a handle on the stress. and begin sleeping again, you will feel much better, and a lot of these symptoms will subside.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    9. Kerry H
      Balanced

      Kerry H Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      @nana - Like others have said it's likely related to stress. I think once you're better able to manage your stress, you should notice your hair will be back to normal.

      And it could also be the Cipralex. Someone on this forum says .1 - 1% of people who have taken it report hair loss. Not sure where that info came from though... http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/45206-cipralex-hair-loss/

      I haven't noticed my hair falling out, but I have noticed a crap ton of gray hairs lately. I believe that to be related to stress as well.
       
    10. nana

      nana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/19/2013
      I guess its true: stress is the biggest culprit.
      Just another issue to try not to worry about!!!
      Thank you all for your input. Again this forum has proved its helpful foundation.
       
    11. mikey13
      Mellow

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      stress can cause MASSIVE amounts of changes in one's body - from hair falling out, to T. , to blood pressure problems, to eyesite problems, to tooth problems (grinding your teeth), to muscle and bone pain, to nausea and stomach problems, to lightheadedness or diziness, to urinary and bowel problems, to infections (lowers your immunity),to...well, everything!!

      years ago, when my wife and I were going to separate, I lost 27 pounds in a 3 week span...I thought I had cancer!! turned out the stress was causing me to not only lose my appetite but also seriously increase my adrenaline and metabolism, so I was just burning right through anything I put in my body,even though I wasn't exercising as much.
       
    12. nana

      nana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/19/2013
      So sorry to hear that Mickey!
       
    13. mikey13
      Mellow

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      yeah,it was a sucky time. but that's life,you know. LOL! amazed i didn't get T. then!!
       

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