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Hair fall caused by telogen effluvium.

Thank you so much for creating this page, you gave me hope.

I'm a 33 years old woman, married with no kids. 5 years ago, I started losing my hair very badly. It was a sudden, excessive hair loss, coming in handfuls, with white bulbs on the roots. It's diffuse thinning across the entire scalp. It wouldn't stop. I was so upset that I would cry all day looking at my old pictures. I've seen many dermatologists but refused to use typical treatments for such issues. I was told my hair would grow back. During the time shedding started, I was under stress but even though the stress is already over, no hair regrowth is visible. The shedding still comes and goes. I'm very healthy, I don't change my healthy eating habits, I exercise, take multivitamins. I have no hormonal issues according to the lab tests. Great vitamin results. No one in my family experienced anything like this. I used to have so much hair which I had to cut short to be able to manage. Now all I'm left with is thinner than my little finger.
I would appreciate your help very much. I don't know how to find white iodine either. I'm also trying to conceive.Is it safe to continue treatment during and before pregnancy? I appreciate your help greatly.
  meti erk on 2010-05-25
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I read many of the hair fall problems on ABC Homeopathy, but couldn't see anything related to telogen effluvium, that's why I opened a new topic.
Thank you
meti erk last decade
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
kadwa last decade
Patient ID: Sex: Age: female, 33

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering? persistent hair loss and thinning.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? None.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings? I had some stressful times during when my hair loss started. The stress is already over.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? I feel terrible and hopeless.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? Yes, it started 5 years ago, a year after I left my hometown and settled in another country.

6. Which time of the day you are worst? Can't see any distinction in respect to day or night.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? None

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)? Change of place might have been a factor but the stress related to it is left behind years ago.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
I fell fine regardless of the weather.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc. - I'm calm, easy going, hard worker, agreeable. Not nervous but worried constantly about insignificant things.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? I like thunderstorms, I feel totally fine.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? Not really, I like to manage things myself.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? No I'm not.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc? No I don't.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? I like people in my life, I'm glad to have known them all.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? I don't like getting scared or anything that will cause anxiety for that matter. I don't dream any situations repeatedly.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? I love fruit. I can't stand fast food, any microwaveable items.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? Less

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? Less

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? No

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? Less. I sweat in palms.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? normal bowel movement, according to bristol stool type that i found online, it's type 3 and 4.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? I sleep well, 7-8 hours. I like to lean to one side.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? Yes

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all? I'm patient and much less argumentative than many others I know.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? Just multivitamins.

22. What major diseases are running in your family? None.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance I'm tall and thin. I look healthy and feel healthy and strong.


If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions- I'm not having any abnormal cycles.

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
meti erk last decade
Please take three doses of Arsenicum Album 200c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
kadwa last decade
Thank you,I'll use it right away.
I just want to make sure that it is safe to use it as I'm trying to conceive.
meti erk last decade
It is safe to take the indicated homeo remedy during pregnancy. The remedy should not be repeated unnecessarily.

Please go through the following discussion.

kadwa last decade
Hello. I have the same issue since 2009 after teh birth of my son. He is 7 years old now and hte hairloss is maddening.

Please could I be guided. I have tried arious remides and vitamins and nothing seems to work or help.

I believe it could be caused due to a traumatic 13 hours of labour, hypertension and the effects thereafter on teh body. My husband and i were alone when our baby arrived and we were under quite a lot of stress with learning to manage.
AmishAshish 4 years ago

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