I deal with hairloss too and I take Asacol. If you have problems paying for the drugs you need, you should try patient assistance programs. If you qualify, you can get most things for free. I know Asacol has one and I think Lialda does too. I personally would rather be healthy and deal with a little hairloss but I have a ton of hair so it's not noticable on me. I don't know what I would do if my hairloss was significant and I was looking bald, guess I would have to get a wig or a hat.
The hair does grow back so it's not the end of the world. I have a lot of short hairs now. Kind of looks bad but I can't be too worried, at least I am not sick and passing blood all day.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)