I used to have extremely thick and curly hair when I was younger. When I was 15 I was anorexic and my hair thinned, but when I got over it, it all grew back. Then I became bulimic when I was 16, and abused laxatives until I was 17. It was only when I cut down on the laxatives and then stopped taking them completely when I started losing hair again. It’s more obvious this time too. The back of my hair is extremely thin with bald spots, and also near my ears. I started eating well, lots of protein, and I’m taking a multivitamin in case of missing vitamins or minerals. It’s only been about 3 weeks that I’ve been eating well again, but it’s still thinning, just a bit less. Do you know what could have caused the hair loss, or if it’s too early for me to know if it’s going to stop or not. What can I do? I’ve had a blood test for anemia, thyroid disorder and diabetes, but I’m only going to find out the results in about a week.
Yes, weight loss can cause hair loss and sometimes it comes back, while other times it does not. I can’t say for sure what the cause of your hair loss is, however. It sounds like you need to be managed by a good doctor, in person. I can’t tell you much more without an exam and medical history. I’m glad that you’re taking better care of yourself now. Please see a doctor about this.