I'm new to this forum (and Crohn's in general...definitively diagnosed on Tuesday after my 3rd colonoscopy. Was hospitalized in March for a week, diagnosed then with UC. Was put on IV steroids, Asacol, suppositories, etc. Only temporary relief). I'm 29 years old, and have had bowel issues my whole life, but it got way worse in the last year or so.
Anyway, I've been losing a lot of hair, I assume that's a mixture of the Asacol and stress. Thankfully, i started out with very thick hair. If it was already thin, i'd be bald right now I'm losing so much! Does anyone know if this goes away? I'm concerned that the Asacol, coupled with the 6MP, will make it much worse.
Of course, my health is my priority. But you ladies know, losing our hair adds more stress and can make a rough situation even worse. I've already lopped off a good 6 inches to try and disguise the problem for now. Any words of advice?
My dr. told me 6MP is a form of chemo, so I was petrified to take it. I took my 1st 50mg dose earlier tonight, and so far, so good. Just a bit of nausea, bit nothing horrible. Hopefully this works!
Thank you for any words of encouragement or advice! I'm glad I found this group.