Tender scalp

Hi,I'm due for my 2nd Chemo next week for breast cancer.
I am still holding onto my hair at the moment,but today my scalp feels really tender to touch.
I have read online that while on Chemo,this could be a sign of the hair follicles dying and your hair could go in a few days time?
Has anyone else experienced this before losing their hair.

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  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
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    Hi Lou,I knew I should have asked you haha.
    It is 2 weeks since my 1st Chemo,so I am expecting the inevitable.
    As I had quite long hair 2 weeks ago and have had it cut drastically short,I am finding it quite hard to shave it off before it falls out.
    I have various hats,scarfs and as you know my new wig ready,I will let you know when I'm brave enough to do it.Take care .
    Barbara x
  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
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    Lou,I've uploaded my photo now,this was taken this time last year on holiday in Fuerteventura,who knew "what a difference a year would make" !!!!

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  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    @PositiveLady10 ;

    Yes, definitely! I went through this when I began to lose my hair two weeks after starting chemo.

    My scalp was very tender, and I was told it was as the follicles were dying and the hair was about to fall out.

    Once the hair is gone, the pain does stop. I would recommend shaving it off as it starts to become patchy. I think seeing it in clumps on a pillow or back of the chair is upsetting enough.

    I am sorry it is causing you pain, I understand how it feels. 

    Lou x

  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    @PositiveLady10 ;

    Hi Barbara, 

    Hahaha, you made me laugh! You know me, the one-stop shop! haha.
    Bless you, it really is so hard. You are very brave to get your hair cut short already, it is so drastic, but at least your hair will grow back. It will, eventually, and a lot of people find their hair is thicker than before. You may even get a new colour! 
    Please let me know how it goes, hang in there, you are doing brilliantly!

    Sending hugs <3

    Lou x
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    @PositiveLady10 ;

    Barbara, where's your pic? Technical hitch somewhere! 

    Also, not quite sure why all your posts are coming up as accepted answer?? 

    You are making me chuckle. =)

    I love Fuerteventura, its beautiful. Although a very long time since we went. I think the island has had a lot of development over the years. But still beautiful I am sure.

    Lou x
  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
    Lou,my picture is next to my "positivelady10" ?
    Thats my fault regarding my posts coming up as accepted answer as I've been pressing Yes to did this answer your question ..... Haha what a nutter,I won't press that next time!!!
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    Barbara, what a ninny I am! Of course! I was thinking you had posted a pic.


    Lovely photo, you have red in your hair I see. I used to be a red head. 


    xx


  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
    Lou, I've coloured it Auburn every 4 weeks for god knows how long.
    I will soon have a red head ...... but no hair 😢 😢
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    :p  :p 


    xxx
  • JR124JR124 Posts: 13
    I'm using cold cap although they said it may not work. 2 chemos in and am getting the tender scalp and loads of hair clumps falling out but gonna give chemo 3 a try with the cold cap as I have thick hair and quite a bit left! See what happens! I'm going for a,wig fitting this PM just in case it does all go. Good luck xx
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    :p  :p 


    xxx
    This is not meant to be a laughing face Barbara @[email protected] !
    I have been streaming with cold for 48 hrs, and can't see properly! So sorry! 
    I meant to put a crying face, supporting you! 

    Lou xxx
  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
    It’s too late now Lou, you’ve hurt my feelings 😂😂😂
    Hair coming out in clumps this morning..... here it goes x
  • JR124JR124 Posts: 13
    The irony with mine is I've still got to lip hair! That doesn't wanna fall out! 😂
  • SunshinedaffSunshinedaff Posts: 250 ✭✭✭
    Good morning Barbara,

    Don't! I feel bad enough already at my mistake! 🤓 Got my reading glasses on! 

    Bless you, I am hurting with you. I can feel it. This is temporary, it will pass. 


    xxx
    This was me having my hair shaved off Oct 2015 
  • PositiveLady10PositiveLady10 Posts: 24
    Ahh bless you Lou, I didn’t take any pics while mine was being cut off ...., wait .... I’ve got a pic of all my hair on the floor, i’ll Put that up 😂😘😂
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