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  1. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Do you have any evidence for your claim that there is a build up of 'toxins'  in the body from B5? If so,  what toxins?  
  2. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    I bought one of those: Water Spray I fill it with filtered tap water and then add 5 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of Emu Oil. Been using it daily on my hair and scalp for two weeks. Highly recommend it, my hair looks and feels great. Also use it instead of shampoo as I use no product in my hair.
  3. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Interesting...she seems to have taken similar supps as I did. I also used a variety of oils. Anyway, since last week my hair has been shedding for the first time in months. It all happened after I washed my hair with aleppo soap.  Maybe it's just another cycle that the hair needs to get through or maybe I messed up something with my scalp. It took me a long time to see improvements, be patient guys
  4. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    That's like having lung cancer and instead of smoking ten packs of cigarettes a day you now only smoke one pack. Anyway, I digress. Judging by your user name I assume you are a female. Get your iron(and preferably thyroid) levels checked. Lots of women have iron deficiency anemia without knowing it because they lose a lot of blood through their periods. If your ferritin is below seventy, even if your GP says it's fine, you should take iron supplements. You need to take 75mg of iron biglyscinate(not ferrous sulfate!") together with Vitamin C. Do that for 2 months and then get your ferritin levels checked again. Apart from that I would recommend scalp massaging, being gentle with your hair, biotin supplements and a good diet. Good luck (I want to end this by saying I am not a medical doctor, just a dude with a strong will who has done a lot of research and has had B5 hair loss as well)  
  5. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    You have hair loss but you keep taking B5?
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    I really like himalaya salt, it makes me feel really good. Anyway, I'd say the 2 most important things are: 1. Healing your scalp(I personally used aloe vera and various oils) and getting maximum blood flow to your follicles 2. Reducing inflammation and getting the right nutrients to support hair growth through diet and supplements   Also useful: good posture and yoga/relaxation If your posture is fucked and you have tight muscles blood cannot go through to your follicles
  7. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    I replied to your PM Mikelev(finally :P)   Anyways, my hair is getting thicker and thicker. My temples are getting more dense now too. Shedding is way down. I maybe lose 2-3 hairs when I shampoo.Has anybody tried my supplements?
  8. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    As I said before, it will probably help your hair a lot but there is a risk as well. Any reason why you want to take Dut instead of Fin? If you want you can PM me and we can talk there
  9. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Everything I did is in my posts.   Mainly hairline and temples. Maybe very minor loss on the sides  
  10. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Yes that's the one. I did it too but the results were pretty inconclusive, to me at least. However I also noticed that my pupils seem larger than normal most of the time.   I figured you would be positive for AF. Anyway, my recommendation still stands: Get some blood tests done by an endocrinologist, do the supps I recommended as well as meditating and maybe turn down the intensity and frequency of your workouts for a while. Intense workouts burn out your adrenals like mad. Take it easy, focus on sleep, rest and de-stressing. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me here or via PM.
  11. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Thought I'd share some pics to illustrate what I mean by my hair not shedding anymore. All the pics are from mobile but I hope you can see what I mean.   This is my hair about 2 months pre-B5(At this point I had never noticed losing a single hair):  http://i.imgur.com/BfWjvRn.jpg I have had a slightly receded, high hairline since birth but I always had thick hair and was able to cover it pretty well. Here's a pic of my hairline as a kid: http://i.gyazo.com/a7414ecb3b614a22d1c733d53b44bb2a.png   I shedded pretty hard  and this is my hair when it was at it's worst last winter:  http://i.gyazo.com/9241e8ec3788465f2ff2b6c1dcfb6ebd.png   This is my hair about a month ago. I had just dried it and did some dermarolling, that's why my skin is so red. http://i.imgur.com/fhJgasc.jpg As you can see the basic shape of my hairline is still the same as when I was a kid and my hair is pretty thick.   This is my hair slicked back with a brush and blowdryer fully exposing my hairline 3 days ago: http://i.imgur.com/L6QfzSx.jpg   I've been growing my hair out for a few months now after buzzing it off. I have some pics of me with a buzz cut too if anyone's interested.   Here's my hair with a modern undercut(sorry for the shitty filter):  http://i.imgur.com/zF5Elis.jpg    
  12. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Have you done the flashlight pupil test?
  13. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Thanks, I know a bit about the hypothalamus-pituitary-axis and the HPTA as well but I did most of my research in my native language. I would call what you experience dysregulation and not dysfunction. I am not taking any B Complex at the moment. I tried it before but it didn't give me any tangible benefit but then again it was a cheap store brand. I think you should definitely not underestimate thyroid in this. The pituitary also controls the thyroid, The thyroid and adrenals are intertwined. You should read up on hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and hyperparathyreodism. These can all cause hair loss and symptoms similar to what you describe. A good thyroid exam includes a sonography(ultrasound of the thyroid) and blood tests for the following: TSH, fT3, fT4, rT3 and TSH-antibodies.  I would also purchase a 24h saliva cortisol kit. They are available online for about 50 bucks. Serum cortisol only indicates whether or not your body is able to produce sufficient cortisol. My serum cortisol was perfect so my endo immediately dismissed something being wrong with my adrenals. Saliva shows you how much is really being used. I'd be willing to bet that during the period where you feel crashed your saliva cortisol is not in the reference range. Mine wasn't either. If you look at the list of supplements I posted earlier, you will see ashwagandha in there as well. It supposedly regulates adrenal hormone function.   As for your questions: Telogen effluvium is a bit of a umbrella term. It's used by people in the medical field to describe atypical hair loss that occurs suddenly and in full force and then usually resolves itself. It is thought to be induced by a stressor. Some people here had a theory that the B5 or ,as you mentioned, a binding indegrient could be this stressor. I'm not sure what to think of this. I mainly lost hair on the hairline and TE is usually a diffuse hair loss. However, around the time my hair improved I did a lot of procedures that help with detoxing the liver, kidneys, adrenals and colon so it could be that I got rid of some binding ingredient. Yes, dry hair is related to some bodily function being off. Thyroid and adrenals could be the culprit. It's important you nourish your scalp and take good care of it. I reccommend aloe vera gel, emu oil and coconut oil as well as scalp massaging to increase blood flow. I also did exercises to strengthen my scalp muscles and keep them relaxed to help with blood flow as well. I did some yoga too where I focused a lot on the neck. If your neck is tight your brain and scalp won't get enough blood.    I don't think B5 caused the adrenal problems single-handedly. Rather, I think the B5 just tipped me over the edge. I had bad sleeping habits for a long time before and even during B5 supplementation. I also smoked a lot of cannabis in the months preceding B5 and cannabis puts a strain on the adrenals too. I never drank much coffee but I remember that around the time of the B5 disaster(btw, I only took it for 2 weeks like you did) I experimented with caffeine pills(100mg a piece) to help with studying and working out.    Question to all: Who was taking antiobiotics for acne before B5? Any other antibiotic therapies? This could be relevant
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    Take 1000mg Vitamin C every morning and night. Also start drinking himalaya salt. Maybe give GABA and L-Theanine a shot. Begin meditating on a daily basis. Magnesium is supposed to be good for anxiety too. I guarantee you the problem is adrenals and not neurotransmitters. Problems with cortisol are really bad for hair also. If you follow the steps I outlined above, I'm sure you will feel better in as little as a month. Do you have serum and saliva cortisol values? If you are interested in some more info about this you can PM me. Oh and also keep on avoiding coffee/pills with caffeine. You will just burn out your adrenals even more. Substitute with some light green tea if you need a boost. I assume you're male so I would also try nofap. I've read a lot of positive stuff about it's effects on brain chemistry and like you mentioned, neurotransmitters. Your hair situation won't improve unless you improve your underlying health problems.   Your dermatologist won't know anything about B5 hair loss but it won't hurt to ask. My guess is he/she will diagnose telogen effluvium. If you want some clarity regarding your self diagnosed adrenal burnout(I had the same thing btw) you need to go to a endocrinologist. If you do a blood test you should check for certain thyroid, adrenal and nutritional values.  But these are complicated. If you want you can message me and I'll tell you which tests to get and what they mean.
  15. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    2 Tablets of Bio-Kult probiotic 3 Drops Detoxadine (2000mcg) 6mg Boron 1000mg Vitamin C 200mcg Selenium Chelated Calcium and Magnesium(500mg and 250mg) 1 glass of water with lemon juice about 15 minutes later: 75mg Iron Biglyscinate 3 times a week: Cup of hot water with one tablespoon of himalaya salt Around midday:  268mg Vitamin E 750mg GABA 450mg Ashwagandha 1500mg fish oil Once I get home from work: Glass of filtered water with 1 teaspoon spirulina powder, 600mg NAC-L-Cysteine powder and 5g L-Glutamine Before sleep: 10 000IU Vitamin D 1000mg Vitamin C 5mg Melatonin 50mg Zinc(I rotate this with 2mg copper; so one day zinc and then the next copper and then one day no zinc and no copper) I try to drink a lot of tea, especially homemade ginger tea. It really helps with lowering inflammation from the inside. Inflammation is the real reason for hair loss. A lot of the supplements I take have anti-inflammatory properties. I don't drink any caffeine or alcohol, except for a cup of green tea when I'm really tired. I'm not saying you can't consume these 2 substances but I think they are both detrimental to overall health. If you drink a lot of coffee I'd substitute it with green tea first and then slowly wean off green tea. Apart from that I eat a healthy, varied diet with a lot of fruit, vegetables and protein. I avoid sweets, fast food and too much dairy. I try to keep stress levels low, get good sleep and exercise regularly. Overall just develop healthy habits. Taking good care of my hair and scalp by regularly oiling and brushing my hair are part of that too. Oils I'd recommend: Cold pressed coconut and emu oil
  16. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    hey guys, sorry for not checking in here earlier. I was in the hospital because of some ligament trouble in my knee. Before I was in the hospital I tried doing some research by reading through studies, scouring through the posts here and by experimenting with different supplements to see what works and what doesn't. I realized that I have no clue why my hair improved. I have theories but without any proof or evidence they are just that, theories. Anyway, if you guys  want I can post the complete list of stuff I did in the last few months where I started seeing improvements in my hair. Beware though, I'm not advising anyone to buy and take all the supplements I did. I took most of them for a different reason than hair
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    I doubt that. Think it has a lot do with gut and adrenals as well as altered follicular sensitivity. Fin inhibits DHT by roughly 70%(tough to measure). Not everyone responds favorably hair wise to 5 Alpha reductase inhibition. Lessened AGA is a side effect of finasteride treatment, not the aim. It's primarily used to shrink the prostate and decrease DHT in 5AR2 related areas(scalp, prostate, genital tissue). Along with less hair loss come other side effects in functions related to the inhibited hormones and metabolites such as less muscle, less sex drive, depression and estrogen related sides. The shady part is that not in all men the previously destroyed isoenzymes are produced again by the body or the new ones simply don't work as well any more which leads to the persistent side effects that continue or only come on after discontinuation of the drug. Fin as well as Accutane are sketchy medications and the only reason why they are still approved by the FDA is that they make a shit ton of profit for the manufacters and consequent lobbying aka corruption
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    Fin/Dut take a minimum of 6 months, usually 12 months to do something to your hair
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    Okay I will make a write-up once I have time. I'll tell you now though, Its not as simple as taking X supplement at 150mg every day and tbh I dont completely know which supplements help and which dont. I dont want that people just go out and blindly buy every supplement I list and possibly disrupt their bodies more. I have a few theories as to why we lose hair and what to do about it but I cannot say with certainty.  @MikeLev  Most people react well to it and it will probably help your hair. But there is a chance for persistent damage. Tread carefully and dont take it unless you are desperate
  20. Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

    Hey guys, just wanted to check in and say I've been able to stop and reverse my hair loss using the stuff I outlined in my previous posts. My hair is about 90% of how it was pre-B5 and it is getting better on a weekly basis. Not just in terms of my hairline but also in the way it looks, shines and feels.