Hair loss on Humira?

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sparkles254
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone and I hope your new year has started off good! I was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing any hair loss while taking humira. I swear it seems like I have more and more hair coming out all the time. I already have a thin head of hair and it starting to worry me. Its like when i take a shower and wash my hair, I have a handful that comes out then. Everytime I brush my hair I have to clean the brush out. Like I said its really starting to worry me. I dont want to be bald at 24.

dietcoke
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 1/2/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi: Yes, I am noticing the same thing. My hair is falling out like crazy, although not as bad as when I was on Prednisone. Humira isn't really working for me anyway, so with my rashes, injection welts, and hair loss, it looks like I am going to be onto something new...
39 years old female, Dx'd 2000 Crohn's Colitis in entire colon
Allergic to Asacol/Pentasa/6MP/Immuran and many others (too many to remember)
Past meds: Cipro, Pred
Current meds: Humira (...and waiting for it to work)


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Many of our meds can cause hairloss.  You might want to add Folic Acid and/or Biotin to your supplements to help slow/stop the hairloss.  Good luck!

Gail*Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
 
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tenbaseg
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 1/2/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I started losing hair around 22, which was pre-CD. If Humira does promote hair loss, I think I found my excuse!!! :-)

imstillalive
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/3/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Fortunately I haven't had any hair loss from any of the meds. Everyone is different.
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