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Red_34
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   Posted 12/30/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Since you are a hair dresser/stylist (not sure what you call yourself :-) ), I got a question for you.  I can't seem to recall from when I went to beauty school but what is acceptable hair loss during a shedding period?  The reason I ask is because lately I have been losing a ton of hair which seems to be a bit excessive so I'm trying to pinpoint if it's my shedding season or if some of my drugs are causing it.  It could be both I suppose, especially since I had that cortesteroid shot in my SI joint a week ago.  I have thick hair anyway but it still is sort of scary to see all that hair in the drain - I would say I'm losing about 20-50 hairs a day from what I can see before it goes down the drain that is - but this loss has been going on for a week.  I got a hair ball collection in my shower (so I can tell how much I'm losing) and my hubby thinks I'm trying to make a wig for him since he's bald! lol
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quincy
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   Posted 12/30/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...is your husband a red-head as well?
I call what I do based on my license...sometimes they call it hairdressing, other times it's hairstyling.  I don't know...whatever seems better at the time.  I'm now in the hairdresser phase .. eyes
 
One normally loses 50 - 100 hair a day. There's also a whole-head shedding every 2 - 6 years...it would depend on how long the follicle is programmed to grow a hair before the dormant stage, which is about 3 months. The hair then falls out and a new one starts growing.

There's only a small amount of dormant hair compared to growing hair happening at the same time...about 10%....but there are some cases where the process is askew and hair loss may be more noticable.

There are definitely things that can interfere with the growing phase or accelerate the shedding phase... stress, malnutrition, meds, hormones, illness, surgery, etc. Of course, I can't leave out heredity, because if you're preprogrammed to lose hair after a certain age, there's not much you can do about it. any women in your family with thinning hair?

I think with you it's probably the 6-MP, but in combo with the Colazal and your wonky period stuff. You've had your thyroid checked lately?

Are you taking multi-B vitamins? Have you discussed hairloss with your doctor? Remember long hair will be MORE noticed in the shower than short hair. I've cut my hair shorter by 4 inches and it's not as noticable as it was before (on the bathroom floor after doing my hair).

Hope this helps..
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/30/2007 4:11:52 PM (GMT-7)


Red_34
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   Posted 12/30/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL No, actually his beard is almost black mixed in with gray (which he blames on me!) but I think he would look adorable as a red head :)

No, I haven't talked to the doc about this yet. This just started to happen in the past week or so and it started clogging the drain or I might not have noticed it. As for the B vitamins, I have some in my Forvia though I don't know how much at the moment. But on a brighter note, as for the "wonky" period stuff....I haven't had one since October and I couldn't be happier! Though I still have the hormone fluncuations, just not as severe and I don't have to deal with those horrid horrid cramps anymore. Something finally in my favor at least! :)

As for the women in my family - my grandmothers still have a full set of hair. Can't tell you about my mother since she died 27 years ago. My father though has thin hair if that amounts to anything.

Thanks for the reply.......I went to beauty school eons ago, never graduated (the smell of wet hair nauseates me - yeah I'm weird that way! LOL) so I couldn't recall what I learned about the hair loss process and whether or not I should be concerned. I think for now, I will keep an eye on it and see how it develops.
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Allegra & Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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quincy
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I know what you mean about the wet hair smell...some people have head odour no matter how clean the hair/heads are.

Keep me posted as to how it "grows"..lol!

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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