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01-18-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
Jcsgammato
 
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Hair loss?

Has anyone experienced hair loss when on remicade?


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01-18-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Yes a lot but I assumed it's the methotrexate causing it since it's chemo but maybe it's Remicade or both.
01-18-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. Of course. Any way to treat it?


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01-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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I wish I knew but but hair loss treatment overall seems poor. There are transplants that work but are costly and painful. Perhaps discuss with your doctor about reducing the dose or trying another med?
01-18-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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It's for my son. He's just gone back on remi after quitting for 4 months due to side effects. But he was very sick when off it.


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01-18-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear, these are tough decisions. I'm in the same boat, hate the side effects but need meds.
01-23-2014, 02:49 PM   #7
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Yes, I think there is some correlation because even the hair on my body stopped growing and changed in texture. My scalp hair thinned as well. I stopped Remicade after 4 infusions because of the extreme fatigue and odd skin symptoms such as rashes, dry skin, and hives.
01-23-2014, 05:43 PM   #8
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Has anyone experienced hair loss when on remicade?


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I'm on Pentasa and I've lost about 50% of my hair on it. I know the feeling!! I still have lots of hair compared to most, but at what point will it stop?! It seems like every time I look at myself I can find new strands of hair all over me. It's depressing lol.. the things we have to go through.
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