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Losing eyelashes twice???

pattimc
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Is this possible? I finished chemo on Oct 9 and started to lose my eyelashes in November. They came back very nicely, but I seem to be losing them again...there are a few on my cheeks everyday and I have kind of a gap on my right eye where a clump of them fell out!

Enough already!!!

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rrogers34
Posts: 135
Joined: Dec 2009

Beleive it or not I still have a few and tomorrow is hopefully my "last chemo". I have read threads on here where people lost thier eyelashes again after chemo, but then they grew back again. Sorry I cant help much, but I am looking toward the same thing. When will I have hair again, what color, what texture, curly or straight. When will my eyelashes come back, when can I wear mascara again. (Afraid to now, dont want what little I have left I come out on the wand) HAHA. I'm sure thier are sisters that will address your concern. Hang in there!

God Bless

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Sher43009
Posts: 602
Joined: Nov 2009

Yep! I lost mine twice as well. I finished chemo on Oct. 7 and like you lost them in Nov. and again 2 weeks ago. I look pretty funny with some long ones and some short ones but aleast I still have some!

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Kat11
Posts: 1931
Joined: May 2009

Me to. I lost them in November just when Chemo was over and now there going again or just really thin.

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dyaneb123
Posts: 951
Joined: May 2009

Oh crap....that means mine will be going soon too I guess...I finished the end of Sept. and lost them a few weeks later...oh well , they grow back fast at least...unlike my hair! :)

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Kat11
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Joined: May 2009

Hey I know what you mean about the hair. Mine is in but not as long as some of the others. Slow going here.

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carkris
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Joined: Aug 2009

Ihave heard of this. at least they do grow back fast for sure. Finished 1/21 got them back in the last month or so. hope they dont fall out again.!!!!

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DianeBC
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Joined: Jun 2009

I don't know personally, but, many have written that they come back fast.

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Marlene_K
Posts: 508
Joined: Jul 2009

I didn't lose mine until about two weeks after I was done with chemo. Now they along with my eyebrows seem to come back and then disappear again. It's driving me crazy!

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Grace_Refined
Posts: 9
Joined: Apr 2010

I finished chemo November 2007 and I lose my eyelashes about every 6 months! All the long ones fall out and you can see all the new ones already starting to grow.

pattimc
Posts: 432
Joined: Dec 2009

Glad it's not just me but sorry we all have to go through this again and again! It's not the end of the world, but it's annoying!! Why can't I lose the hair on my legs over and over??!!

StarWish624
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Joined: Feb 2008

I read somewhere that when your hair, lashes and brows first come in as babies, they come in slowly. Each hair strand comes in on it's own schedule. When they fall out, they fall out in this random schedule, also. When you lose them all together during treatment, all the hairs are now on the same schedule when growing back or falling out. So, if "Mother Nature" tells your hair/lashes to "go", they all can go at the same time. And then, they can grow back at the same time, too. Hence, lots of short hairs. I have noticed this "new schedule" several times since I finished treatments. :-(

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Sher43009
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Joined: Nov 2009

StarWish, that makes so much sense! I couldn't figure out why I was loosing so many of my eyelashes at the same time.

Thanks
Sher

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Skeezie
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Joined: Aug 2009

After I had read this post I noticed my bottom lashes getting thin again and my eyebrows also seem to be thinning again (they never did come in completely) top lashes have never reached full growth. I would really have panicked if I hadn't read the first part of the post. I just looked it up and got your explanation and it makes sense. So I guess this is something to look forward to for a while. Hopefully, after a few years they will hopefully be a little staggered.

Thank heaven for eyeliner!

Hugs, Judy :-)

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laurissa
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Joined: Sep 2009

And my brows came back so nice, now they're gone again. Lashes are very few too. Hope my hair stays on my head.

cbateman
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Joined: May 2010

Hello everyone. Include me in the group who has lost eyelashes/eyebrows twice since completion of chemo on Dec 11, 2009! Also, hair on head has come back very thin, similar to male pattern baldness. Does anyone know if I can expect more/thicker hair in next few months. Thanks

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carkris
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Joined: Aug 2009

ok thought I had dodged that bullet and my lashes and eyebrows are coming out, lashes are different lengths, and eyebrows are thinned. finished chemo Jan 21. could it be the tamoxifen?

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sea60
Posts: 2601
Joined: May 2010

I lost mine like about 2 months after finishing Chemo. Then, when they did finally decide to grow back, they came to a screetching halt the minute they started so needless to say, they're super short and not all of them came out. But hey, having about 6 lashes on each eye is better than none I guess...

Same with my brows. it's like they stopped growing after the arch towards the outer part. My best friend is my brown pencil...don't leave home without it.

God bless,
Syl

cantgetme
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2012

I can't believe I am losing my eyelashes for a second time. They grew back so nicely and now I have to go through this again. So unfair. How long will they take to come back the second time?

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