I have been lucky, I guess, because I have tons of hair and get even more, like on my face, when on prednisone. And it grows really fast when I'm on a protein diet.
Just a warning here, my naturopathic doctor told me he is getting more patients with UC who have been on baldness medication. Much like those of us who took Accutane and got UC.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day.
tapering OFF prednisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.
Sept: Mild case of thrush in throat, prescribed antifungal mouthwash.