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   Posted 9/16/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, ive been diagnosed with Crohn's in May, and have since been on steroids. I seem to have gained alot of facial hair, i was wondering if it will go away...or should i start waxing it?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/16/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It will go away once you taper off of the steroids. Until then, wax, shave, or whatever method you prefer. In any case, don't worry. It isn't permanent :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have it too. While mine is light in color, under the right lighting it shows very nicely. I never lost it as I was on pred so much at a very young age. To be honest with you, I shave. I don't like depilatory creams because I don't want those toxic chemicals on my face. So, I shave it every morning, or sometimes every other, cos it's not heavy. It's just embarrassing.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
When I am weak, then am I strong

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