Hi...I'd say it initially started from the prednisone...and maybe the asacol exacerbated the process.
Have you had liver enzymes checked?
Is the itching all over the scalp or in just one area?
Does the itching stop after taking the oxazepam?
Have you changed shampoo/conditioner lately?
Is your scalp scaly or greasy lately?
Do you wash your hair daily? or have you stopped washing it often thinking it'll make your hairloss worse?
Do make sure you take Vitamin B supplements and do get your vitamin D level checked.
Yeah, I do ask a lot of questions....sometimes gets me into trouble.
The Asacol should be tapered by one pill a week....if you're taking them twice a day, then take one off the morning for a week, then another off the night..etc.
I really think the process of hairloss was caused by the pred and possibly the distress of the whole mess of having UC and being on the meds.
Hang tough regarding the hairloss. Do try the B vitamins, mixed would be best.
How are your nails?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!