imuran and hairloss

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malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/6/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi for all of you that are on imuran, did you experience hair loss and if yes, does it go away after 3 some months (after your body gets adjusted to the meds) or is your hair thinner permanently?

I was on asacol (and currently am on top of the imuran) and my hair has gotten thinner.

Just wanted to prepare myself.

thanks

~malakai
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


Nanners
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   Posted 10/6/2007 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I am no longer taking Imuran, but when I did my hair really came out.  Alot of folks have found that taking 1 mg Folic Acid and if you can handle it some Biotin.  They really help to slow the hair loss down.  I wish I could stomach them, but can't tolerate any supplements except probiotics, sigh!!

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Ides
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   Posted 10/6/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Both Imuran and Asacol can cause hair loss. Imuran is a folic acid antagonist so making sure you get some does help.
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malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 10/6/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
aieeeee. ok folic acid and biotin

thanks.... =0|
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 10/7/2007 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have been on Imuran for over 2 years and have no hair lose or no thinning either. My hair is very
full. Are you using a salon shampoo?
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 10/7/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
yep using salon hair products.  =0)

Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

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