Posted 2/8/2016 11:07 AM (GMT -7)
Hiya, I have this problem too. Every time I have been in hospital, once I come out and start to recover, my hair falls out. Not completely, just much thinner all over.
I was in hospital in august and my hair has fallen out again. It is very frustrating as it usually takes about 2-3 years to grow back. Also annoying is that the doctors don't seem to care or even take it seriously.
I was told that the cause is that when you are very ill, your body doesn't bother with things like hair or nails, and sends the blood to your colon instead.
My GP had a rummage about on my scalp the other day, he said that it is starting to grow back, but I am so sick of this with it being the 3rd time!
I was recently diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency, I am now having B12 injections every couple of months and colecalciferol pills once a week. The doctor said that this is very common in UC patients, as we don't absorb vitamins and minerals properly. Have also been on folic acid for a while (as I can't tolerate iron without antisickness pills and mine are not recommended for long term). I seem to mostly be anaemic even when not bleeding. Also have been on biotin for a while, hair did seem thicker at first but it did not prevent it falling out when I got ill.
Fed up so have been shopping online for last couple of hours, the things I picked out were:
1. 'FAST' shampoo and conditioner (ordered today)
2. Laser comb (ordered today)
3. Minoxidil hair treatment for women (ordered today)
4. Sea kelp pills (not sure on this one after reading reviews, as I get lots of nausea anyway)
5. Cod liver oil pills (not sure as it says contact your doctor first)
Am going to try the topical things first, am seeing GP soon so will ask about others. Good luck to everyone, hope all our hair grows back!