does your head itch?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
When you are coming off prednisone and your hair is starting to grow back, does your head itch? I'm hoping my hair follicles are kicking back into action and that's what is giving me an itchy head. I developed lots of bald patches and have been off the prednisone now for 3 weeks and noticing my hair is looking a little thicker. Could that cause my symtoms? I'm also using that shampoo with nioxin but I don't think that would cause it... Please just don't let it be lice, I've had enough of doctors and meds to last me a life time

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I keep seeing people talking about their hair falling out out prednisone...I've got the exact opposite problem. Hair everywhere on my body seems to grow 10 times as fast! Wish it would target my bald spot, but that would be a useful side-effect.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema, Prednisone (trying to taper down)

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/8/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I also get lots more hair! But now my head itches, too!! Pretty soon I'll be a Sasquatch!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 2400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy, dairy-free diet. Replete probiotic. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? 
Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & now recovering from irritation scope caused. Will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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