Will nioxin help for severe hair loss due to stress?

Question by S: Will nioxin help for severe hair loss due to stress?
I have lost so much hair in the past year. Every time I take a shower I lose a ton of hair. I am a 36 year old female and have always had long thick hair. I have several spots on my head where you can see my scalp and no new hair has grown back in those spots. I have had a lot of stress over the past year and didn’t notice my hair falling out until I started going through the stress. I use toppik on my hair in the spots where the scalp is showing to conceal them. I was told in January by a dermatologist that my hair loss was caused by stress and because she found out my ferritin level was really low and said I was anemic. Since then I have take one iron pill a day and I also take biotin, a multivitamin and I just stared taking a vitamin b complex. I went to a 2nd dermatologist a few months ago and he said he thought my hair loss was from stress and that my hair should start growing back soon and he even told me I could take rogaine and when it starts growing back I could quit taking it. I’ve read you have to take it fo the rest of your life once you start. Today I gotmy hair cut and the beautician told me to try nioxin kit 1. She said that would make my har stop falling out and I would see new hair growth in my bald places. Has anyone tried nioxin for hair loss with sucess and did you see new hair growth? Has anyone experinced severe hair loss with stress? If so, any reccomendations? I have been very depressed because of my hair loss and hope I can find something that will help.

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Answer by Sur La Mer
No. Two dermatologists have told you they were STRESS. Sorry, I’m not buying it! I’ve had more stress than one person can handle since 2003: getting laid off, finding a job, getting a job, quitting my job only to take care of my father, he died a week later, staying home to start over with mom (like 17 years old all over again), until she died, sister taking me to court, etc. but no hair loss here.

“Since then I have take one iron pill a day and I also take biotin, a multivitamin and I just stared taking a vitamin b complex. I went to a 2nd dermatologist a few months ago and he said he thought my hair loss was from stress and that my hair should start growing back soon and he even told me I could take rogaine and when it starts growing back I could quit taking it.”

They’ve over-medicated people, in this country, even dentist prescribe pills one customer was taking 12 prescriptions just for getting her teeth cleaned! Another excuse to go to their next patients. . . .

Dove hairfall facts:
1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it. Eliminate them and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

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Take it back to where you bought it.
Stop using it ASAP.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Google: MSN “Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good.”
According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated $ 176 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend $ 20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

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Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

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