anyone here lose hair from 6macp

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   Posted 2/16/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw this as a possible side effect and i am pretty concerned considering i am a 25 year old male with long hair...any advice?

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   Posted 2/17/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't figured out the lingo yet, so I don't know what 6macp means.

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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I lost hair in the beginning but it wasn't for very long and it all grew back. Is your hair naturally thin?

Joylu - he is referring to 6mp or Mercaptopurine.
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Big time. I developed a bald spot and I'm a female with naturally very thick hair. The good news is when I got off it, my hair grew back with a vengenance... very thick and extremely curly. Over time, it gradually returned to normal, thank goodness.
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on 6 MP for four years and it has been a miracle drug for me! It kept me in remission for four full years when nothing else would. I just now started a flare up but I know I'm due. I didn't have any hair loss. The only side effect that I felt was getting dehydrated easily in the sun. I have to just be really careful about sun screen and wearing a hat. Everything else was great. HOwever, there are issues when thinking about pregnancy and breast feeding that you may want to talk to your DR. about. I can't remember if you are a guy or girl but either way it's good info to have out there for everyone.
Diagnosed when 13 and am now 25. Currently taking 100mg of 6mp, 60 mg of prednisone and 12 pills of asacol a day

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   Posted 2/19/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Not that I know of ..I also have loads of naturally curly hair, and it has always has a tendency yo fall out ...fingers crossed

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