Azathioprine never affected my hair. When I was on steroids it was dry and brittle, so delicate my stylist said it scared her every time she put any chemicals on it. Now it's healthy again.
I always say the steroids didn't actually cause hair loss- they just relocated the hair from my head to my face and arms.
And BTW, there is a third choice other than a bag or side effects. It's the j-pouch, which means you don't have to deal with wearing a bag.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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