Lialda (or Mesalamine) and Hair Loss?

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Schotz217
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   Posted 1/29/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I read that it only happens to less than 1% of people taking it but I've been losing my hair for almost 3 months and I'm losing A LOT! Every morning my sink, toilet, and brush fill up and then all day if I so much as touch my hair I get a handful. I've been on Lialda since June and this is the only side effect, but as a girl it's a pretty hard one to deal with.

Anyone else experiencing this?
23 year old female
Diagnosed with UC in Oct 2007
Hospitalized 2x in 1 year
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3 pills daily of Lialda
2 Canasa (rectal suspension) daily
Fish oil
No white flour, no sugar, no potatoes, no white rice

Previously on: Colocort, Asacol, Prednisone 100 mg, Rowasa


notsosicklygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, there is hair every where in my home. I always have hair on my clothes and on my couch/chairs. It is awful. I hope I don't end up bald.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


unclebubba
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Total Posts : 510
   Posted 1/29/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Lucky for me then that I started going bald around 18. And finally gave up and started shaving my head about 3 years ago. I get up every other morning and shave my head with a razor. LOL. Started this about 2 years before UC..
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Schotz217
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 1/29/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Uncle Bubba- I noticed that you are following a gluten free diet. Did you test for Celiac too or did you just find that no wheat is working for you? I've tried cutting things out but haven't gone to a completely gluten free diet yet... I wonder if it would help!
23 year old female
Diagnosed with UC in Oct 2007
Hospitalized 2x in 1 year
---
3 pills daily of Lialda
2 Canasa (rectal suspension) daily
Fish oil
No white flour, no sugar, no potatoes, no white rice

Previously on: Colocort, Asacol, Prednisone 100 mg, Rowasa


Happychic
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 1/29/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on Lialda too and YES I lose a lot of hair on it! The other day my husband and I were painting our bedroom and he said "You wouldn't believe how much of your hair I found on the floor behind the bed!" I guess it falls out while I sleep? That's GREAT!
Angela - 38 yr old female
Diagnosed 2005
Currently taking Lialda(2 each am), multivitamin,and Biotin
In remission since June '08


mythmoon
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 1/29/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My hairs been coming out but I'm on Imuran.
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day

Prednisone 10 mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag, CoQ10, L-glutamine and Iron supps. Also now trying probiotics Bio-K (acidophilus)

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