The hair loss...

on 9/11/16 1:07 pm

Sleeved 5/23, down about 45...I know...I'm a SLOW loser! I went from a loose size 22W to a perfect fitting 16W... I'm SO PSYCHED about that! I get lots of compliments, and one girl asked me straight out if I had "the surgery"... I was shocked at first. I lied at first and said no, she caught me so off guard. But then she went on to tell me how she had the band- so then I told her the truth. I'm sure my whole company knows by now- but- its honestly not a secret- so its OK. 


On to my hair, WOW- its shedding at such a high rate. Its literally coming out by the hand fulls, everyday. Its SO depressing... I know not much can be done, I hope it passes soon. I still wouldnt change A THING... but I sure do wish my hair would stop falling out.  

Darcy G.
on 9/11/16 2:27 pm
VSG on 04/07/16

Congratulations on your loss! It feels great, doesn't iit :)

I entered The Great Shedding in late June, and when I saw my surgeon iin July, he told me to do Biotin 10000 twice a day, 200mg Zinc per day, and adjust my protein from 60-80 more into the 80-100 range(which is desperately hard to do...), and my loss has slowed greatly. I don't know if it was coincidence or because of the diet changes, but I'm not inclined to drop the new system to test it out. YMMV.



Program Start Weight 346 | Surgery Weight 282 | CW 217 | 5'-6.3"

High Weight 376, about a year before program. I gave up diet pop(and all pop), dropped 30 pounds without trying, and kept it off. Now convinced Carbonated Beverages. Are. Evil.

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Gwen M.
on 9/11/16 5:02 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I shaved my head about six weeks post-op because I didn't want to deal with hair loss :)  It was awesome AND I raised $1500 for St. Baldricks!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 9/11/16 6:12 pm

Me on June 6....down 38. Have significantly upped my biotin but will now try the zinc and more protein as doc said it should be okay after about 6 weeks........I really hope so because I won't look good with no hair.

Great job on the 45 pound loss....I also lose slowly, but as long as the numbers on the scale keep going down, I'm happy.

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Valerie G.
on 9/12/16 10:02 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

No extra vitamins or fancy shampoos will stop telogen effluvium, however a makeover with some nice layers will help blend in your new growth..and let's face it, you deserve to pamper yourself about now.

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