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   Posted 4/7/2008 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
A couple of days ago, while brushing my hair, a bunch of strands of hair came out.  I didn't feel any pain when it happened it just shocked me. Has this happened to any of you?
Please let me know. 

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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sunshinesyl,

What meds are you on? Some meds cause hairloss like that....methotrexate can and even Prednisone...i read Plaquenil can too but it's rare.


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   Posted 4/7/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm currently taking Methocarbamol 500MG, Generic for ROBAXIN, (muscle spasms); Dicyclomine HCL 20MG, Generic for BENTYL, (for stomach pain), Belladonna ALK/PB, genric for DONNATAL, (for abdominal spasms), Vicodine (taken for severe pain days only, only take 1/2 a tab when needed because I will feel like a high feeling when taken). about 3 yrs ago I took Plaquenil but I now feel I didn't take it long enough, as I know now it may take a while to be effective, I had only taken it for 1 month and DR said I could stop it then and then she had given me Relafin. (no longer taking Relafin).

The DR's are new to me, new health ins. plan. The Rheumy I seen didn't think I had Lupus, I didn't like him, I'm waitng for another appt w/new rhuemy. I've been DX w/Lupus since 2003, 3 diff. oppions.

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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My hair falls out all the time, the doctor told me not to worry, i used to have really really thick hair now its so thin

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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried Rogaine for thin hair? I have a friend who wants me to try it - she says it works much better for women than for men...

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum

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Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva(3mth shot), Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
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   Posted 4/7/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I lose hair too, it happens for weeks or months at a time then stops and eventually starts back up again. For me I was losing hair before the medicine. We have no clue why, though a few beauticians have said my scalp looks irritated/inflammed- I switched shampoos and did a whole bunch of stuff to help it but it continues to be a problem. I dunno about rogaine, it makes me nervous considering some of the side effects I have heard about years ago.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec

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   Posted 4/7/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the responses, I shouldn't scalp feels irritated on some days too. Well, if I do someday lose my hair, I know there are some beautiful scarves out there. The weirdest thing happened yesterday at work and this morning, for an unknown reason I felt like it was 2hours later in the day, than the clock at work stated and this morning too, I thought why didn't my hubby called at 9am, like always, as I was getting ready for work this morning, its like I lost track of time then realized later wait I'm
I know what I'm saying may sound confusing but have any of you felt that way?

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