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Hair loss past 4 months. Have fibromyalgia but told not cause. Other blood tests ok. At this point, can taking a multi vitamin help?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Only if deficient

Taking a once-a-day multivitamin is fine to do.
However, most people in the U.S. do not have specific vitamin deficiencies as a cause of hair loss. Therefore, taking a multivitamin is unlikely to alter the course of the hair loss. That means the hair loss may get better or get worse while taking the multivitamin, because the hair loss is most likely not related to the multivitamin.

In brief: Only if deficient

Taking a once-a-day multivitamin is fine to do.
However, most people in the U.S. do not have specific vitamin deficiencies as a cause of hair loss. Therefore, taking a multivitamin is unlikely to alter the course of the hair loss. That means the hair loss may get better or get worse while taking the multivitamin, because the hair loss is most likely not related to the multivitamin.
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