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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30477

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Another chronic anemic here. I take Vitron - C as my dr takes it very seriously and had me see a hematologist. I have the order for my next test on the calendar.
I recommend the Vitron - C. I get it at Rite Aid, recommended by my hematologist. She said I’m still low, but not as drastically low. We check again in 6 months.

You’re so right about the other possibilities for hair loss. Pinpointing the cause is flying blind. Hopefully you discontinue the cause, knowingly or not.
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30475

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Get some other things checked out first. My hair is exactly as you described, and it’s because I’m always anemic, only varied by degrees of worse and even worse. If you’re anemic, half the time you won’t even know it. Some physicians see low hemoglobin and iron as something that is normal for women, don’t tell you that you have anemia at all. For years this was the case, but then I had a dr take it seriously and he tested my ferritin. I had little to no iron stores in my body, and that was the worst anemia I’ve ever had, needed intravenous iron. A few years later and back to where I started, hair in the bottom of the drain in my shower, brushing or detangling my hair resulting in a handful of hair. I asked for copies of my recent blood work and sure enough, anemic again. Dr. didn’t bring it up; felt it wasn’t THAT important. I obtained all my blood work for the past year and the anemia was a slow but certain avalanche. I take biotin, an iron supplement with orange juice, any supplement that reads ‘hair, skin, and nails,’ Bio-Sil, vitamin D, etc. Apple Cider Vinegar helps with hair loss when used topically, but it smells. I prefer Cedarwood Essential Oil because it helps preserve hair and assists with regrowth. Oddly enough, so does Tagamet. Sidenote: Birth control can make you lose hair, and any prescription might have this as a side effect/culprit. There’s is a product line called Phyto Botanical Power that they used to sell only at Sephora but it is on Amazon. IT WORKS. Look up Phyto; there is a range of different products that will address your hair thinning concerns. Just adding my two cents here, I don’t think Kratom could cause hair loss unless the vendor was seriously sketchy. Things like prescription meds, thyroid, hormone imbalances, vitamin D levels, and anemia are silent culprits that can, and will clog your hair drain if you let it. Keep fighting the good fight!
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30464

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Hi Laurie and all!

Aw Laurie thanks I was wondering how you were, I haven’t visited this site in so long. Yes my hair is back and thick and fine. Mine was caused by
Telogen
Effluvium, from a major shock to my body systems (liver, others). But it’s been like 9 months and all is well.
I hope everyone here on this site having hair issues is finding the help the need.
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30461

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Laurie wrote: Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, pinkgranite!

I was JUST thinking of this thread and hoping for an update on KratomMom (and Cori177).

Thanks for bringing the thread back up to the top!
Maybe the girls will see it.

Do you have any suggestions for combatting this issue?

I’m certainly hoping they got lab work done and perhaps a deficiency corrected?!

Thanks for posting.


Well, the one thing that seems to be working for me, I cannot divulge publicly since it is a controversial healing modality. It more controversial than anything you may have ever heard. So, all I can say is that do what works for you to heal from everyday radiation since we are always exposed to it i.e. cell phone, wifi, microwaves. Check youtube and google... eventually someone will come up with something that will make you very surprised at best lol.
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30460

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, pinkgranite!

I was JUST thinking of this thread and hoping for an update on KratomMom (and Cori177).

Thanks for bringing the thread back up to the top!
Maybe the girls will see it.

Do you have any suggestions for combatting this issue?

I’m certainly hoping they got lab work done and perhaps a deficiency corrected?!

Thanks for posting.
Laurie

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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 1 year 11 months ago #30459

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I am so happy to see your comment. I have had this problem and so have many others and unless a cool vetted person has this same experience, people are generally gaslighted, dismissed or laughed at if they mention this. You basically cannot mention side effects without being ganged up on no matter where you talk. I think some people are sensitive to radiation, myself included. All kratom goes through "kill steps" (UV, gamma) and is also x-rayed due to custom regulations. Some kratom is radiated more than others and then some is pasteurized on top of that. Some people are sensitive to the processing of kratom and others are not. I wish more people were taken seriously when they reach out. They aren't trying to hurt anyone --- they want help.

When my mom just touched a mango, her whole face would blow up and she'd need immediate medical intervention. When I eat split peas, I break out with eczema. It's life.

Nobody is saying kratom is "bad". Kratom is wonderful and has been a godsend in my life, but life is complex and not everyone can tolerate the adulteration due to the processing of it.
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 2 years 1 month ago #29446

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And obviously, stop the kratom like Laurie said. Because if you mention it to any doctor, that is the first thing they will say.
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 2 years 1 month ago #29445

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Hi I’m the original poster. I have alcoholic cirrhosis. I was hospitalized for liver shutdown about 6 months ago, and a month or so after I left the hospital, I started losing hair like you described. Obviously my liver was very damaged. I was taking lots of hair supplements like biotin, magnesium, basically anything that mentioned ‘shortage of this in the body can cause hair loss’. I finally saw a dermatologist he said it was telogen effluvium. It’s a hair loss cycle after a system shock. Mine was temporary. But like Laurie said, get bloodwork and a liver screen. See a dermatologist too. I still take kratom and my hair is all back. But I’d check out your liver!
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 2 years 1 month ago #29438

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, KratomMom!

This is ALARMING news! I would be crushed if this happened to me! You poor girls!

I would discontinue using Kratom immediately if my hair was falling out and nothing else could have caused it (assuming it’s not progeria).

I would DRAW THE LINE THERE and QUIT.

Just my personal thoughts. I’ve gotten BETTER HAIR in the past year now. But I take a lot of supplements in addition to kratom.

What a shame. I hope you both discontinue use and try to save what you have left! Also see a dr for blood work check. Sounds like a serious vitamin deficiency and biotin is one of a 100 different vitamins/supplements that CAN HELP. I use moringa for menopause and it hasn’t helped much.

Keep us posted?

I’ve never heard of the vendor you are using, so can’t help there. I value my hair more than kratom! And that’s SAYING A LOT.

At a minimum, I would switch vendors!
Laurie
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HAIR LOSS CAUSED BY KRATOM? 2 years 1 month ago #29434

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I am absolutely losing hair due to Kratom, as is my mother. I am in quite a few Facebook Kratom groups as well and this has become a very popular post. Seems to be an issue for a lot of people. I had really thick hair and have only been taking Kratom 6 months. My volume is at least half and nothing has changed but Kratom. My mother also started the same time I did and is having the exact same issue. Handfuls coming out while brushing or showering. An alarming amount. I know no one wants to dare say it's the Kratom but for me along with my mother it definitely is. I am just praying it will stop. I started taking more vitamins and biotin the last couple months but it hasn't stopped. I also just ordered Moringa that arrived today so that is net on my list to try. I am scared I will end up bald soon if it keeps going. I am heartbroken as I love my Kratom. If anyone reads this and has a solution please let me know. I will try anything that will allow me to continue my Kratom use without going bald. Thank you.
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