Gotta Keep Moving Forward
What else is there to do?
Date: 6/30/2006 9:41:35 AM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2074 times
talked to the clinic about my blood test results and I was basically
told that everything is normal, no need to follow up. Hmm- the blood
tests were supposed to only rule out particular potential causes of my
hair loss, not just dismiss my case altogether! I was very annoyed,
because he didn't have any suggestions for follow-up care. Finally he
suggested I see a dermatologist, because he obviously couldn't come up
with anything else. I made the appointment, but I'm not seeing how this
will help me, since the doctor already determined there is no
Even though the tests show things as normal, I made an appointment with
the nutritionist - only to find out she is a dietician, which is not
the same thing at all. A dietician is actually a better option because
they are clinically trained, while anyone can call him/herself a
nutritionist. That means that this person should be able to take a
closer look at my labs and talk to me about the connection between my
diet and those results. I don't know how she feels about the raw
diet, but my test results would seem to support my being able to
continue eating mostly raw.
So now I have to consider more seriously the other possible reasons for
my hair loss. Is it stress? I've certainly been very stressed out
since moving to a new state and starting a doctoral program. It's been
a very challenging experience and I struggled mightily in some areas as
I got through my first year. Trying to lose weight at the same time
adds stress. Also, losing a lot of weight that first month might have
been the culprit, or a contributing factor. It could also be genetic.
Regardless of what the source of the problem is, the hardest part is
the thought that it might continue falling out and/or might not ever
I've been a bit depressed and stressed out about
things (not just the hair, although it only makes things worse) so I
stopped caring so much about the scale- if I gain, I gain. Who cares?
This week I noticed the scale creeping down again. Sometimes that
attitude works, sometimes it doesn't. Hope it works for me until I get
down to my goal!
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