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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 12/12/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone experience hair loss while taking Imuran? I noticed my hair thining after pred...but it seemed to fill back in. That was a year ago. I take folic acid, and thyroid meds. I get everything tested and all the numbers for thyroid seemed o.k. But, latley everytime I wash it I'm afraid to run my fingers through my hair because it is just coming out in clumps like crazy.  My brushes are full of hair, my floor in my bathroom in full of clothes. Does this mean I could be in a flare and not know it? Any suggestions? Thanks!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 12/12/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on 6MP which is what Imuran is metabolized to. I have not experienced hair loss, but as it is a chemotherapy drug many people have experienced some hair loss. However, I believe that after being on the drug for a longer period your body will tend to regrow what was lost.
"What can't be changed must be endured" - unknown

DX with distal Crohn's colitis Oct 2007, predominantly in rectum
Colozal (750mg): 3 pills 3xdaily
Cortifoam - 1 nightly
6MP - currently at 100mg and waiting for response......

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/12/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
That is a common trait of many of our Crohns meds. I recommend adding additional folic acid and Biotin to help. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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