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pjjordan

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In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

08 April 2015 - 03:42 PM

I might try denorex next as well. It is coal tar shampoo with menthol. 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

08 April 2015 - 08:50 AM

Regarding the bulb, MrBushido was speaking about the bulb having white sebrum/skin attached to it when the hair comes out. It happens to me as well and it's due to the oily scalp which causes dandruff. When I had my scalp biopsy 3 years ago, they concluded MPB. Women can also have pattern baldness. My scalp biopsy was a little more intense in which they cut out two very small circles of my scalp and sent it to a lab to be tested. It was tested for Telogen Effluvium which my dermatologist said it was not. 

 

I am still going with high doses of B5 kick starts MPB.

 

As for my hair now, I continue to shed but I believe it is slowing down. My scalp irritation and dandruff are much better which is contributing to the slow down in shedding. I am using the regimen below which has helped greatly. No itchy scalp and dandruff like I used to have. I am also using rogaine (minoxidil 5%) which is helping regrow hairs but very slowly. I really want to get on minoxidil 12.5% + azelaic acid which has shown to have substantial growth in patients but it is currently only available in the UK and is very expensive. 

 

I am using discomfortzones regimen and hope it continues to work:

 

1.       Psoriatrax tar shampoo. Used every day for the first two weeks, then every other day (alternating with Jason Dandruff Relief shampoo and Nizoral),

2.       Colostrum Plus (2 scoops twice a day, which is 10-11 grams),

3.       Scalp serum with Lavender and Rosemary oil. Apply about twice a week

 

Jojoba Oil:    80.6%

Castor Oil:    11.0%

Lavender Essential Oil:     3.8%

Rosemary Essential Oil:    4.6%

 

 

Thanks MrBushido, this helps prove a lot and seems to be what many us believed all along that this is typical MPB. 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

03 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

Hi all,

It’s been a while since I posted anything on this forum. Frankly, I’d been waiting to make sure that my improvements weren’t just a fluke and would actually last. So, I’m happy to report, my hair loss and scalp inflammation have completely subsided (and haven’t come back after about a month). The bad news is I can’t be sure that the symptoms will not return or how generalizable the approach I used is.

The following is what I used to alleviate the symptoms of itchy scalp and diffuse hair loss (listed in what I believe is the order of their contribution to the improvement):

1.       Psoriatrax tar shampoo. Used every day for the first two weeks, then every other day (alternating with Jason Dandruff Relief shampoo and, occasionally, Nizoral),

2.       Colostrum Plus (2 scoops twice a day),

3.       Scalp serum with Lavender and Rosemary oil (been using it for a while). Apply about twice a week.

4.       Holy basil extract, ashwagandha, valerian root (adaptogens) taken before bed.

It seems that the hair loss and scalp inflammation are manifestations of an immune response to vitamin B5 overdose. In any case, I hope this helps you guys.

 

Great news and congrats! So you're taking almost 12 grams of Colostrum Plus a day?

 

This is your scalp serum:

 

As I have mentioned earlier, I've have been using the formula below to alleviate some of the most annoying symptoms of itchy, irritated scalp.

The listed amounts are by %weight, so you may want to use a small scale to prepare this concoction.

Jojoba Oil:    80.6%

Castor Oil:    11.0%

Lavender Essential Oil:     3.8%

Rosemary Essential Oil:    4.6%

Use a glass container. First, add castor and jojoba oils, mix them together and then add the essential oils.

The essential oils I'm using are manufactured by Now Foods and the carrier oils are sold by Swanson (100% Certified Organic).

 

Thanks!


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

02 March 2015 - 09:15 AM

I would cut it out completely and get it out of your system. 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

24 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

@elmechanico, yes many of us have, no luck.

 

Update: I stopped RU. I was using much less than 1mg per day and the sides eventually came back and are not worth it in my opinion. Going to look for other options.

 

I am still using Rogain 2x per day but I am still shedding a lot. Going to go back to the dermatologist and have a steroid prescribed for my scalp to help with inflammation, itching, and dandruff that will hopefully slow down the shedding. 

 

Something I have been looking into for years are B12 shots/injections. There are some dermatologists that give them for telogen effluvium and they seem to work well. Might be worth a shot (pun).