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   Posted 10/18/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
mostly in the shower, when my hair is wet strands of hair comes out, not like clumps but enough that caught my attention. but i heard its normal, and the avg person loses 200 hairs a day, and i'm not showing signs of losing hair, but its disconcerting

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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
What meds are you on Billo?
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   Posted 10/18/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
sulfasalazine and folic acid

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   Posted 10/19/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   

my daughter's hair has been "shedding" pretty bad and a full very thick head of hair is now extremely thin and her doctor thinks it is due to low protein and lack of absorbing minerals/vitamins.  They tell her that it is a symptom of her colon not being well. 

I read also that asacol can have this side effect.

Julie Gereda

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   Posted 10/19/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah 200 hairs a day if you count arm hairs and leg hair etc.. 200 a day from the head and you'd be bald fast..
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
This was happening to me like crazy last summer. My GI tested me and said it was because I was hemmoraging proteins like crazy and basically my body was responding to the malnourishment. A lot of anorexics lose hair for similar reasons. Are you taking really good multivitamins and prescription level iron supplements? They can help.
29 yr old female
Ulcerative Colitis-left sided
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No coffee, no alcohol, no popcorn, no artificial sweetners, trying to cut out sugar
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