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Did anyone try false eyelashes during chemo ?

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I didn't even try. If I had anything special diring that time I would have given it a whirl or gone to a make up person.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I didn't lose mine till after I was done. They did grow right back in. But yes. It was time consuming as I was not very good at it. Took a lot of practice. I eventually said "forget this" and started using the extending mascara from loreal. Prayers to you.
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I was thinking of trying lash extensions if needed .. I'm going to try and do chemo the best I can and lashes will make me happier ;)
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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I agree ! I want to feel the best I can.
      Mary De.

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I hear they can last 4-6 weeks and they put them on for you. Might be worth a try.

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    • Brandi Mixon Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I called to have lash extensions but they have to have lashes to attach them too so I couldn't do it!! Good luck.

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  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    My eyelashes didn't fall out until after my last chemo, but yes! I started wearing them and still am! They get easier to put on with practice. I wanted the individual ones but they have to have eyelashes to attach them to so that wasn't possible. Thought I would do that once I had some lashes but now so used to the strip lashes I just keep using those!! Good luck!!
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    • Rosanna Wieder Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Didn't lose my lashes until after chemo. Actually just tried to put them in this morning. Seems to be s lot of work and can't get them right. Think I will just go natural unless I have a special occasion. Lol. Goof luck. I hear they grow back fast.

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    • Brandi Mixon Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Mine grew back rather quickly at first but very short and stuff. Not much to apply mascara too and certainly not long enough to curl. You can see pictures I took for my blog earlier this week at the following link. God bless...

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      Mine grew back rather quickly at first but very short and stuff. Not much to apply mascara too and certainly not long enough to curl. You can see pictures I took for my blog earlier this week at the following link. God bless you!
      http://lolosblog-brandi.blogspot.com/2013/05/lets-talk-hair.html?m=1

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      How many treatments did you have before the fell out ?

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    • Brandi Mixon Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I had 6 rounds of TAC. Last one was 12/31/12. Eyebrows I just eyeball and use a pencil and brush. Sorry, I don't remember what brad they are but it starts with an "A" I get them at Walgreen or the grocery store. I put my eyeliner on first in a...

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      I had 6 rounds of TAC. Last one was 12/31/12. Eyebrows I just eyeball and use a pencil and brush. Sorry, I don't remember what brad they are but it starts with an "A" I get them at Walgreen or the grocery store. I put my eyeliner on first in a thicker line than I used to. It was hard at first and they still don't turn out great every time! Good luck!!

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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Brandi. I must seem vain ( I truly am not) but losing my eyelashes and eyebrows will be hard. Mary De.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      You don't sound vain to me. Women want to look normal when going through treatments that strip you of your women features. I lost my lashes a little over a month after my last treatment and I wanted to look good for my upcoming wedding! So I got...

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      You don't sound vain to me. Women want to look normal when going through treatments that strip you of your women features. I lost my lashes a little over a month after my last treatment and I wanted to look good for my upcoming wedding! So I got some lashes put on by a professional. They looked beautiful! They lasted about a well before I couldn't take them anymore. They felt unnatural and a bunch of make up was building up in them, no matter how many times that I tried to clean them. I wear contacts too and didn't want to get some kind of eye infection so I took them off. I think they would've stayed on much longer if I let them. But overall, next time I will go with the ones that stay on for a day. If you have a hard time putting them on, just go to a professional. I'm sure they would put them on for you. Best of luck to you!!

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  • sylvia clark Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine fell out a week after I was done... No eyebrows n no lashes hit me more than my bold head... They started growing after a month n a half and I use castor oil every night, now they are huge n glamorous and it has only been 4 months.
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  • Roz Potenza Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Mary, You have a lot to think about and I know we all focus on those big visuals, our hair. My lashes and eyebrows hung in there until about 3 weeks after chemo and then they fell out. I felt pretty goofy every time I tried to draw my eyebrows on - it has a very 1950's vibe when the ladies used to pluck, pluck, pluck. Ha. The individual lashed don't work because they use your natural lashes as guidelines and anchors. I tried false lashes but I wasn't very good at it and they just looked like two giant spiders on my face. ;) Shore yourself up for the chemo and when it comes time, you will figure out how to deal with the lash issue. They grow back fairly quickly for some and others end up with thinner versions but then you can do the individuals which I think last about 2 weeks. Let us know if you need any other tips. We have tons of them. Love and luck.
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I was at fundraising event and the makeup person used black eyeliner where my lashes would have been and it looked like I had mascara on! I tried it myself until they grew back and it worked well!
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Mary, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you start chemo this week. Lou
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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Lou, when do you start ? I wll have you in my prayers also.

      Mary

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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Mary, I have decided not to do chemo. I got a score of 17 on the onco test. So the recurrence probability is 11%. My oncologist PA gave me no information or guidance about chemo. I'm just not comfortable with it. And I do not have a good support...

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      Mary, I have decided not to do chemo. I got a score of 17 on the onco test. So the recurrence probability is 11%. My oncologist PA gave me no information or guidance about chemo. I'm just not comfortable with it. And I do not have a good support system to help me through.

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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      So happy for you getting that score. I would not have chemo with that score either. Mine was 26 which was a shock. Chemo will take me to recurrence of 10-11% ( so I will be with you :))
      Thanks for the prayers - really anxious right now. As far as...

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      So happy for you getting that score. I would not have chemo with that score either. Mine was 26 which was a shock. Chemo will take me to recurrence of 10-11% ( so I will be with you :))
      Thanks for the prayers - really anxious right now. As far as a support system - you have our girls club :)
      Love and prayers Mary De.

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I used black eyeliner where my lashes would have been and it worked. People did not even realize I had no lashes unless they were all up in my face.

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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I didn't. I figured I'd look goofy with no hair on my head, no eyebrows, but glamorous lashes! I'm about 15 months post-chemo and my lashes are still very thin. I've got these individual lashes (short) that you glue on to your existing lashes. They're great and the look quite natural!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I use Latisse and that seems to work. It is a bit pricey but that and some mascara seems to do the trick.
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I read that Latisse is the same med that is used for glaucoma, and that there is a cheaper generic version available

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I don't know. I get ot from my dermatogist.

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Chemo is such a demanding journey my philosphy is do what you need to do to get through. I went camping everyone said not to do it but it made me happy.
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    • Mary Denoble Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good for you ! I hope to have that spirit too. Mary De.

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