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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/24/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have read several comments about hair loss.  Mine is getting thinner every day and I can see small areas under the rest of my hair that are looking very thin and almost bald.  I have kept my hair longer and it looks like it is shortening up all on it's own now.  Am ready to get what is left cut even shorter to make it look a little fuller.
I have read that some recommend taking biotin.  One member said that they take horsetail/silica.  Just want to hear success stories because I am really getting down in the dumps over all of this.  Not that I have ever been infatuated with my hair, but I don't want to look like a bowling ball!
36 yr old, married, mother of 3
Diagnosed in April 2007
Currently in remission
Lialda - 4 tabs/day
Azathioprine - 100 mg (but only took 50 mg today...want off of it)
Probiotics - one before every meal (don't think I am taking the right one..asidophillus?)
Mangosteen juice - 3-6 oz.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 11/24/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used Biotin in the past. It worked wonders for my hair, but just give it a chance to work. It took at least 2 months for me to see a difference. Just don't give up on it

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Currently in Remission

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 11/25/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
It is a awful feeling.  I now have lost most my hair on the top of my head and left side.  There is no way for me to hide it or style it to cover.  A few people have asked if I'm having chemo.  I bought a wig a week or so ago.  I've started taking biotin 3000 mg.  I haven't noticed it helping yet, but I heard it takes time.  My hair is still falling out and hasn't started to grow back yet.  Hang in there!  Maybe go look and try on wigs.  They have come a long way and look real, even the synthetic ones.  It's done wonders for me feeling better through all this. 

32 yrs Mama to Katie and Jack
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Rowasa, Asacol, Colazal, Entorcort
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Flagyl, Remicade, Demerol, Prednisone, Antibiotics
Prednisone tapering currently down to 5mg
Imuran 100mg
Remicade every 8 wks next treatment the week of Thanksgiving:(
Zoloft 100mg, Percocet, Phenergen, Fish Oil, Biotin

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