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Help For 16 Year Old Daughter With Low Ferritin

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  1. Susanw

    Susanw New Member My Regimen

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    My daughter had long, thick hair most of her life. About a year ago, I noticed it was looking very thin and shorter. I took her to 3 different doctors and finally was told her ferritin level was 5. She has been on iron for 3 months now to raise her levels but the hairloss has not stopped. Is anyone here dealing with low ferritin hairloss? I have done everything I know to help her.
     
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    Have her levels actually come up from the iron therapy? Results may lag 3 months from when she reaches normal levels. People here generally say hair that was destined to fall out was destined to do so from 3 months prior.

    So if her levels are normalizing probably just be patient.
     
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    Susanw New Member My Regimen

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    Thank you for your reply- We had her levels checked again after a month and they had come up from 5 to 34. I have been told it needs to be at least 70. We will check it again in about 3 weeks. I just feel so bad for her. This has really killed her self esteem.
     
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    It kills all our self esteem. Being ugly sucks.
     
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    Susanw New Member My Regimen

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    I agree :( I would give all of my hair to her if I could though. Being 16 and a girl in a world full of mean girls is tough enough to have to deal with this also.
     

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