Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Imuran/Azathioprine/6-MP » Those of you worried about hair loss..

05-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Those of you worried about hair loss..

After 4 months on the drug, my hair has finally stopped falling out like crazy. Fortunately I had a lot of hair to begin with and no one else besides me even noticed.

Just wanted to share since I know it's a big concern to many others out there.
3 Hemorhages (July '10, Sept '10, Oct '10) - no other Crohn's symptoms

Diagnosed Oct'10

Currently on Entocort and Apriso and starting Imuran in December '10

History of Melanoma ('08) so avoiding TNF blockers.
05-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Yeah.. I actually didn't notice any hair loss when i was on it for 5 months.. but then again i've been kind of out of it, and have a lot of hair to begin with.. so.. i dont know...
Meds Currently Taking:

Crohn's Related Meds=
Proctozone-HC 2.5% - After every BM, PRN

On Hold=
Klor-Con M10 ER Tablets - 1 x 12hrs
Promethazine - 1 x 4hrs PRN (25mg)
Integra Plus - 1 x daily (125mg)
05-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Location: United Kingdom

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I have hair down to my rear. And it's been falling out like crazy because of Pentasa and surgery, etc.

Terrified of Imuran on top of it! I'd be bald!

DX Crohns Feb 2011, symtoms 1997, 2009 and then WHAM! Emergency surgery for perforated sigmoid, fistula through fallopian tube, septic and near dead: Colostomy-Stan was born 22/12/10. Another parastomal hernia, his name is Ollie and he is MONSTER size!
4gm Pentasa
6MP 50mg
05-08-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for sharing this info!

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