Hair loss? Itchy scalp? Semi-blurred vision?

I have all of these symptoms. Every day, I pull large handfulls of loose hair off my head, and after showering is the worse. I have to clean my drain two and three times during my shower, just to let the water drain, because of all the fallen hair. It doesn't look bad, yet, because I have a ton of hair, but it has definitely thinned. I am, quite frankly, afraid.

My scalp has itched constantly for as many years as I can remember, but it has become almost unbearable over the last six months. I have to be extremely careful, because I actually started scratching the skin raw on my head! Frown Now days, it seems that every thing itches - my bum, my arms, my scalp, my ears, my nose, my lips, my chest... it just never stops.

I have been near-sighted since I was nine years old, but the last four years have seen a steeper decline in vision. My astigmatism is so bad that I can no longer wear contacts - they don't make a correction strong enough! Over the last few months, I've begun to notice that I have to rub my eyes a lot to clear the blurriness, and that I am blinking a lot more frequently for the same reason. My eyes are not dry, just itchy and blurry. I have tried drops, but they have absolutely no positive affect, and half the time they make my eyes burn. My eyes also ache all the time. I am having greater difficulty reading signs, too.

Does anyone else have these symptoms, and does anyone have any advice for me?
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oh my god, HI!!

i have the same problems!! Well, not so much the body itching (though it can happen....along w/ hives).
But i have had horrible itchy/red/BURNING scalp since I was 17ish. so a good 4 years.

along w/ hair loss Frown

my scalp does get better if i dont eat carbs or sugar, so that might really improve once you've been on the diet. But i kind of believe there is something else going on.

I have had a decline in vision. My vision isn't"bad" but it does get blurry every once in a while.

Im so sorry, i wish i had advice for you. But i just wanted to come on here and tell you you're not alone!!

I would recommend finding a hollistic/organic shampoo right away. Sodium lauryl sulfate sucks for your hair. I cant use any products or anything really. all i use is morocco method, which smells awful but is all natural and doesnt irritate my scalp.

anyawy--let me know if you make any progress. good luck! the ppl on here are amazing. I currently have fallen off the wagon again due to school meal plans that cost 3X as much than i would ever spend---even on organic food! so i feel inclined to use it and not spend any additional money.

lame.
Thank you for sharing your experiences, though I am sorry to hear that you've had them. I hear you on school meal plans; my husband and I are moving into school housing next fall, and we have to buy them too. Not excited; just hoping they have a decent salad bar!
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Originally posted by revjv:
Hi Alena,

I was having a lot of hair loss and some blurred vision, too. Once I upped my vitamin D and fixed up my constipation problem, both problems improved drastically.

Best of luck! wave1

--JV


So, you had hair loss and now you don't? You just took vitamin D?? Smile
I have cyclical hair loss and itchy scalp, too. I have wondered what caused the hair loss and thought maybe I have thyroid issues.

I use a spray bottle and spray apple cider vinegar on the back of my scalp and it stops the itching IMMEDIATELY. This tells me that it's a fungus, because I think fungus can't live in an acid environment. So far the candida diet hasn't helped this too much, although it has completely resolved some of my other crazy symptoms.

That's interesting about the vitamin D! I spend a lot of time outside, but I wonder if I somehow need vitamin D also.

Lisa
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Originally posted by Alena:
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Originally posted by revjv:
Hi Alena,

I was having a lot of hair loss and some blurred vision, too. Once I upped my vitamin D and fixed up my constipation problem, both problems improved drastically.

Best of luck! wave1

--JV


So, you had hair loss and now you don't? You just took vitamin D?? Smile


Well, the constipation (like 10 weeks, no kidding) I think had more to do with it than the vitamin D. But as both were happening at the same time, it's hard to tell. I can tell you that once I got my supplements straight and starting pooping again, I felt TONS better and my hair stopped coming out by the handfuls.

--JV
I saw a new doctor today, and I am in love (methaphorically)! He really listened to me, and took everything I said seriously, even setting me straight about a thing or two kindly and without making me feel dumb. WOOHOO!!! Anywho, I am going on the diet, and working in some suppliments - he agreed that it sounded likely, and wants me to start journaling.

Revjv ~ I'll definitely look into vitamin D, then! Smile I would LOVE to start pooping again *giggle* and having my hair stay on my head would be great :P I'm glad you've had positive results!

Lisa ~ I'll have to try that apple vinegar trick. I hope it works! Smile
Hi Alena,

That hair and scalp situation sound very frustrating and so does the blurry eye thing. Unfortunately I have nothing to add in terms of guidance for you though I'm glad to hear that some can at least relate even if they don't have answers for you. The apple cider vinegar is a good support for yeast and, a little gse and tea tree added to the mix and massaged in, can also help. Just start slowly so as not to put so much of the GSE on that your scalp is burning. GSE needs to be diluted to go on the skin. The Protocol section has some guidance for how to use the GSE sold here. Here's a link to the post. They recommend fifteen drops in your shampoo.
https://forum.wholeapproach.com...1609395/m/4421070412

Good luck!

Tarilee

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