AdventureUC....more is at play then regarding your reaction to mesalamines than just hairloss. What really helps is not repeating or simplifying one issue without expanding on other obvious extreme reactions tied in with it.
Nope, I'm not a trichologist, but know one who is a most valuable resource.
My opinion regarding 5ASA meds personally is good considering my own and others' experiences. Your reaction is understandable, albeit extremely biased. It's really not an all or nothing. What sucks is we have a disease that needs meds.....and the research continues with new meds available, and if they work or not, or have serious side effects or not, is subjective.
Deepest condolences on the death of your friend.
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Oxeze/Airomir (asthma); Effexor XR 75mg (depression); Rosuvastatin 10mg (cholesterol); Telemesartin 80mg / Amlodipine 5mg (BP)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 50 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
"TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!
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