Pentasa and facial hair growth?

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UC-V
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
In december i changed from asacol to pentasa cuz of hair loss. I also restarted taking birth control in december. Throughout the past months i noticed an increase in facial hair. I thought it was the birth control and stopped taking it at the beginning of may. But have still noticed the increase in facial hair. It is really noticeable and is really bothering me. Does anyone think its due to pentasa or have any other suggestions?

quincy
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   Posted 7/6/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Is the hairgrowth dark and thicker? or downy?

I have always had quite a bit of very clear downy hair on my face, but it's never gotten worse since taking Asacol and Salofalk over the 20 years.

If it's darker and thicker in areas that a male would have a beard, have your hormones checked as well as thyroid.

I don't think it's the Pentasa.

quincy
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


UC-V
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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 7/7/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you will do.

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30587
   Posted 7/7/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
just curious what kind of facial hair growth you're experiencing? Can you explain in more detail?

q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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