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In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

25 February 2015 - 12:04 PM



Not heard of those. Are you trying them at the moment? How's your hair these days?



They are two amino acids responsible for hair growth/production.


My hair looks really good except for my hairline, that's the only place I seem to be thinning which leads me to believe it's MPB.

It could also be a maturing hairline because it started when I was 17 and a half but it would be a weird coincidence if the maturing hairline started exactly at the same time as I took B5. It's now been a bit more than a year since taking B5 and my hair looks and feels really good except for the hairline. I'm not really shedding anymore but my hairline is bothering me, that's why I'm considering starting Finasteride once I turn 19 in April.


I was able to stop the scalp problems and the shedding and I got some slight regrowth as well but my hairline is still worse than a year ago. 


Do you have any idea if the shedding has stopped any supplements/treatments (and in that case, which) or if it just stopped by itself?


Nothing new from here really, had the "scalp test", which was more just a quick comb-through of my hair. She didn't understand the whole situation of course, and found it weird that I am shedding on the entire scalp. I will be starting a treatment with daily topical application there. It is probably completely without effect, but it wasn't as expensive as i thought, and I'm just pretty desperate. 


I was also at the dermatologist, but on an unrelated issue, and she didn't really have anything to say on the nail- and hairloss. 

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

10 February 2015 - 04:06 PM

This thread is getting ridiculous now, people talking about meditation, no sex and now soya milk to cure the hairloss from b5. None of that is going to do anything. Everyone needs to start getting different types of blood tests done, people are just trying pointless shit for no reason, get a grip and go get tests done.


I doubt too that those are the ways to go. As I have had every blood test done that the doctors could think of (and couldn't persuade them to test all the things that have been up on this thread) I have an appointment on monday at a hair restoration clinic for a scalp test. I'm pretty skeptical though towards the potential for such a test since it is a commercial place, but it was free this month so will at least see what they have to say. Also have a non-hairloss related appointment next week at a dermatologist where I will mention the toe-nails constantly falling off.


Still (naively) hoping that someone will strike gold with some of the latest-discussed supplements.

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

27 January 2015 - 05:12 PM

5 years on still shedding, receded loads, sucks so bad. Where's the updates guys only a few people left now, what's happened to everyone???


Yes I was thinking the same. We need to keep this thread going so we can get to the bottom of this crazy thing. My situation is same as yours, except for 2,5 years, but also receded badly and with very thin hair everywhere from sides to top to neck. 

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

23 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

Promising update everyone...


Over the last few weeks I have noticed that I would get bloated after a big meal or a meal with lots of protein. I've never had the sensation before and kind of just chalked it up to getting older (26). One day I decided to do a little snooping and found out that a common cause of some of the symptoms I had been experiencing was low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria). You can look it up yourselves but it is linked with malabsorbtion of minerals/vitamins and proteins (and brittle nails and hair loss directly) which could account for long term hair loss. The reason it doesn't just fix itself is because once the acid is low enough then certain bacteria and fungi start to flourish that also hurt the production of acid. 


Now, that alone isn't enough to say for certain its the cause of our problem so I decided to get a supplement that's used to treat low HCL in the stomach (Betaine HCL) to see if that might improve things. Normally a healthy person with enough stomach acid would feel a burning sensation after taking 1-2 of these pills with a meal high in protein. I'm currently up to 4 pills with no burning sensation. This suggest I have really low stomach acid! There is an actual test but its very pricey and the 'challenge test' I'm taking is supposed to be a decently reliable test to see if one has low stomach acid. 


I've only been taking these pills for 3 days now but I will continue and see how many pills I end up needing to take to reach the optimal dosage. I am also taking another supplement that I will mention in another post coming soon after I have some definitive results for y'all. 


Why in the world B5 would affect stomach acid is beyond me but that's beside the point.


Hang in there everyone and good luck. 


Interesting stuff. But wouldn't a malabsorbtion show in the blood-tests? Most people here on the thread seem to have vitamin levels within the normal range.

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

13 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Do they actually fall off? Maybe you should go to a doctor?


From what I know Keratin is used to produce hair both hair and nails, so maybe that points to a deficiency there.

Have you tried taking Zinc and Biotin? They are pretty commonly found in supplements for hair, nails and skin.

I get them in my multivitamin.


I personally haven't noticed a change in my nails



Has anybody used Biotin in high doses? I get my daily value from my multivit but I think you need to take more to cure a deficiency.
However, I seem to remember that some people already tried Biotin and it didn't work

Yes they fall off, but it takes a long time. When I play football they get loose and painful. Then it takes a few months before another nail grows underneath, they fall of and it starts over again.