Update: My Hair Loss
First off, I want to thank each one of you for your prayers and well wishes as I’ve dealt with some health issues lately! If you haven’t seen my previous video about my hairloss, you can watch it here.
To make a long story short, I have lost 70% of my hair in the last 3 years. I am not old enough for menopause (I am only 33) and this is not normal hair loss that comes with age. Along with the hairloss, my symptoms have included:
- Full on panic attacks
- Severe stomach (ulcer like) problems
- Light headed
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
- (rest of the symptoms associated with low stomach acid listed here)
In the last 3 months, I’ve literally had multiple doctors visits, 2 rounds of bloodwork, EKG, Ultrasound, and host of other tests. Doctors prescribed me antacids and said I had GERD or Acid Reflux. Within 6 weeks of being on them, my symptoms worsened to the point of being taken to hospital twice and an additional 2 paramedic visits. I was blacking out, throwing up daily, and had the worst upper stomach pain I’ve ever experienced.
Here are the illnesses I have been tested for and came back negative:
- Hormone imbalance
- Thyroid imabalance
- H Pylori
- Heart Problems (did EKG and full blood workup)
- PCOS (did ultrasound of ovaries)
- Scalp infections (saw a dermatologist to check my scalp for the hair loss)
- Vitamin Deficiencies (everything was normal except Iron- I now know it’s due to low stomach acid)
Exhausted from enough tests to feel like a lab rat and tired of feeling like utter crap, I did tons of research and took matters into my own hands (not that I’m recommending this, but I was desperate). I found my symptoms matched exactly to low stomach acid. The solution: an easy fix of HLC with Pepsin vitamins. Cost me $15 from the local vitamin shop. Here’s a good article about low stomach acid if you want to research! http://www.modernherbalist.com/betaine.html and http://www.livestrong.com/article/493568-how-to-test-for-low-hcl-acid-in-the-stomach/ Please talk to your doctor, a holistic doctor or do what I did and do your research before doing something this drastic. The same day I stopped my antacids and began the vitamins my symptoms completely reversed!
Hopefully this is the answer and my body will get back to normal. I really wanted to share this with all of you so it would help even just a few people going through the same thing as me. Also, I know I haven’t been filming as much as I use to and hopefully this will help you understand why as I have really just not felt good in quite a while.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It means more to me than you will ever know or could ever realize. I will keep you posted and let you know how this continues to go for me. PLEASE, stay happy AND healthy!!!