thinning of hair due to 6MP

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Christine1946
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   Posted 2/12/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
     Anyone else have this problem and do you have any remedy for it?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Red_34
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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I did have a bit of thinning of my hair when I started. But it slowed down after my body got used to it. You've been on 6mp for a while right? Have you been losing hair all this time? Or is it fairly recently? I use Biotin 5mgs to maintain my hair and nails and so far it has done a wonderful job. I used to have deep ridges in my nails before I started taking Biotin and I found that it makes my hair grow even faster. Can't necessarily say it makes my hair look any healthier though.
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WishfulMA
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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine...how are you feeling on the 6MP? How long have you taken it? How long did it take to start to work? Tomorrow I am going down to 10mgs of prednisone and I am on 75mgs of 6MP. I have no appetite or desire to eat. Did that happen to you? I dont have any thinning of the hair ...yet. I usually do on pred.

severe ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
proctosigmoiditis - january 09 diagnosed
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
hospitalized - 1/09 for 5 days of IV steriods / put on 6MP (50 mgs)
past meds: colozol, sulfasalzine, hydrocortisone enemas, canasa, rowasa and prednisone 
current meds: 6MP (50mgs), Asacol 12 pills,  Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic, fish oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin & extra vitamin c and b12
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
     Sherry, I have been on 6MP for about five years now.  I did go off it for a short period of time before flaring last year (my bad).  I hate taking all this medicine though.  The thinning of hair has been for the past several months.  I would say ever since going back on the 6MP.
     Wishful, I feel ok on the 6MP.  My white count is low though and I don't like that.  I go for monthly CBC's.  I cut back my 6MP from 75 to 50 mgm one day and 25 the next.  My white count was STILL only 2.4...much too low (guess I know too much about this having worked as a lab tech for years).  My GI doctor started me on the 6MP about five years ago and like I mentioned in former posts..it has NOT kept me out of flares.  Now, maybe I would be much worse had I not been on 6MP..who knows?  It usually takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months to "kick in" along with the prednisone.  It doesn't affect my appetite at all.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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