Remicade and hair loss

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/20/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on remicade for 18 months and it has been terrific in helping my CD.  However, in the last 2 weeks I have noticed severe head loss all of a sudden.  Have others experienced similar occurences after this much time?  Does the hair growth/losses go in phases?  I have gone from a thick head of hair to very thin and patchy hair in two weeks.  During this 2 week periord, I have felt completely healthy.  Very shocked and concerned about this.  Thanks.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 9/20/2008 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Remicade for 2 years and never noticed hair loss. I did, however, experience hair loss with steroids and MTX.

Maybe a blood check would give insight?
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--methylpred - finally off 6/15/08, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-yr-old girl

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