Facial Hair? (female)!

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Coalfire
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   Posted 10/12/2007 12:54 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was on oral steroids, I developed a lovely bit of "fluff" at the side of my cheeks and cheekbones...hopefully not that noticeable. Is this now going to be permanent?? Will it fall out eventually?
Help!
Has anyone else had this problem?
Current meds

Asacol Supps x 1 500mg nightly
Ferrous Sulphate 200mg x3 daily
Fish Oil 1000mg 1 cap
Acidophilus 2 tabs
Yakult


Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, Scope Sept. confirms ulc. proctitis


barnsbury
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   Posted 10/12/2007 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am male but thought I would input my experience anyway!
 
I have been on and off oral pred for years - and it caused extra hair growth on me too - including on my cheeks, which I hated.
 
I have found it doesn't usually just fall out when you discontinue the steroids. Yes, it stops growing but it doesnt disappear. I had to pluck it out and and it didnt come back!
Back on Pred - 8mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam Enema
VSL #3 with Activia Yoghurt
EPA Fish Oils
Various Homeopathic meds
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
Prograf Tacrolimus 4mg
 


tjf
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   Posted 10/12/2007 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey! This happened to me. As soon as I went off pred. I stopped noticing it. Oooooh and I got dark hair above my upper lip. Awful! My dermatologist gave me a prescription cream for face hair (Vanquish maybe). I never used it b/c I went off pred. pretty soon after that.
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bk1579
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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I've been on steroids for almost 6 months now and I have LOTS of fuzz on my cheeks and on the back of my neck as well...I have short hair so I really notice it growing big time on the back of my neck (Actually, some of that being black hair)...Thank goodness its blond on my face and not black hair...I really notice it well when I'm on florescent light...SO, did I read correctly? It doesn't go away when the steroids are stopped? I've been tempted to shave it but being a female, not sure if that would be wise...It may turn into a full beard!!!!
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day
30mg Prednisone
Remicade (3 infusions)
Fish Oil supplements
Multi-vitamine
 


Coalfire
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   Posted 10/12/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! I've been off the steroids since mid August, its not showing any signs of falling out and I've been tempted to remove it one way or another myself! Might give it a try with some hair removing cream! I can feel it when I rub in moisturiser...yeuch! I really notice it in certain lights too...maybe a career in the circus is required!
Current meds

Asacol Supps x 1 500mg nightly
Ferrous Sulphate 200mg x3 daily
Fish Oil 1000mg 1 cap
Acidophilus 2 tabs
Yakult


Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, Scope Sept. confirms ulc. proctitis


princesa
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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I had the same problem when on high doses of steroids. I have dark hair, so the "sideburns and mustache" growth were pretty obvious on me. Sally Hansen makes a wax kit especially for facial hair. That's what I used to remove mine. After I got off the high dose, I didn't have any more problems with it. You may also want to consider going to a salon and having the pros do the waxing.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


laurar
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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Same thing happened to me on Pred. When I went off the 'roids the hair disappeared. I'd recommend just waxing it off. I doubt it will come back if you're off the Pred now.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!


julee70
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   Posted 10/12/2007 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
It happened to me too. I just bleached the dark hair and waited for it to go away. When I stopped the Prednisone, it went away. I can't remember how long it took because it just seemed that one day I stopped noticing it.

princesa
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   Posted 10/12/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Losing hair off our heads where we want it and growing new facial hair where we don't... ironic, eh?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


julee70
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Total Posts : 486
   Posted 10/12/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
princesa,

You have no idea how many times I've thought the same thing!!


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princesa
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   Posted 10/12/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
And I felt the same way about the weight gain and fatty deposits around the face and trunk while my poor emaciated arms and legs withered away while on high doses of pred.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 10/14/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I do laser hair removal and it works really good. The stubborn ones on my chinny chin chin, those have taken a lot of zaps!

I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 9/11/07 started back 9/16 symptoms came back, canasa at night
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
 
 
 

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