My hair is falling out like crazy

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I am kind of worried because my hair is falling out a ton for the past week, every shower I take I pull out huge balls of hair. I just got off of prednisone three weeks ago. Also about 3 months ago was when I got diagnosed with UC and i was hospitilized for it. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know why this happens and if it will grow back? I am worried because I am a 22 year old woman and in college and it's embarrassing with hardly any hair on the top of my head. cry

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/13/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! I too lost a lot of hair from prednisone and was hospitalized for my proctitis last year. I was on IV steriods in the hospital. My stylist said the last time she cut my hair that it was "growing back"...and to be honest it was falling out when i was on prednsione and a few months after. Now, and I have not had the drug since September it is relatively back to normal. Good luck!
sever ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
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hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/13/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Give it more time. You only just got off the Prednisone three weeks ago.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission


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