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#1 miacrx

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 05:07 AM

Okay so I've always had thin hair in every sense of the word, it sort of runs in the family. I'm 21 now, I got anorexia when I was 14 and I started purging at least once a day when I was 15, until I was 19, when I started recovery and went vegan (for moral and ecological reasons).

 

My hair got VERY damaged. But - it still is. It looks like it's only getting worse, actually, even after 3 years in recovery. Idk if I'm doing the vegan thing all wrong and still not getting enough nutrients, or if it's after-effects of the ED, but I'm getting really tired of it. I am also a pretty stressed out person which could be the reason for it falling out so much, but there's got to be more.

 

So I just wanted to ask if it's possible that the ED is still affecting my hair, or it's the veganism, stress, or if I should be looking for some other health problem. I actually got my thyroid checked and it's fine.



#2 skating-on-thin-ice

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 02:31 AM

Hi, same issue here. I can't really say for sure what's doing it. In it self it could be just the ED- lack of nutrients and the additional stress. I am not a vegan, but I eat meat and such very rarely (when my family is around). 

I would recommend starting with vitamin pills or something like that. It did help me a little bit, my hair got thicker. Are you getting enough minerals? Protein deficiency could probably do this too. Sorry if this wasn't super helpful. 


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