Posted 4/30/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -6)
I was wondering if anybody could help me out with this problem I'm experiencing! So this past month I have been loosing clumps of hair, it's really scary! So just some background information, I'm 21 years old got diagnosed with pancolitis when I was 19. This December that just passed I was experiencing a really bad flare. I had a colonoscopy performed in Jan and the tests came back positive for c-diff, so my doctors concluded that I had c-diff with an active flare. I was put on two different types of antibiotics, prednisone, and he doubled my dosage of Apriso! After a month of taking antibiotics my flare started clearing up in Feb. I started tapering off the pred. and was off it by march. He wanted me to continue taking the double dosage of Apriso which I was fine with since it had never really caused me a problem. So around April I started to notice that my hair was coming out in clumps in the shower which is something unusual since I usually lost about 5 hairs in the shower. After my hair was dried and I passed my brush, clumps and clumps of hairs would come out on the brush & would cover my floor. I called my doctor and he told me to stop taking the double dosage of Apriso. I did and waited for the hair loss to stop which it didn't. So, I went and picked up biotin 5mg, I've been taking it for maybe two weeks! I have seen no improvement, if anything I feel like the hair loss has increased. I have stopped brushing my hair because I feel like it just increases my hair loss. I'm also taking vitamin D, iron, and a multi-vitamin. I have an appointment with a dermatologist on Thursday but I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar to this. I'm really worried and I just cry seeing clumps of hair fall out. My hair was pretty thick and I can feel my ponytail thinning out. So if anyone has any idea what's causing my hair to fall out, please let me know.