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07-13-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Christchuch, New Zealand
Pentasa & Hair Losd

Hi, I was diagnosed with Crohns 2 years ago. I am on 4000mg of pentasa a day plus I take Loperomide mornibg & night to keep things stable.
I am noticing significamt hair loss with scalp now showing through & comb is thick with hair everytime I use it - definitely above normal hair loss.
Can anyone suggest an alternative treatment that could save hair??
07-14-2017, 01:41 AM   #2
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I've taken pentasa for a few years and haven't experienced any hair loss. But, I also take calcium as you see below as well as drinking milk every morning and eating yogurt 5 times a week. Makes me wonder if this might be helping me...
Ulcerative Colitis/IBD 1996, Iritis 2001, Ulcerative Proctitis 2013, Indeterminate Colitis 2016, Remission 2017, Hand Eczema

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Pentasa 1000mg 2xday or Mesalamine DR 1.2gm 2xday, Canasa Suppositories (when needed) 1000mg 1xday, Tylenol 3 with codeine 300-30mg (when needed)

600+D Calcium 2xday, Multivitamin, 65mg Iron 1xday, Fish Oil 1000mg, Vitamin D3 5,000 I.U., Eye Drops 2xday

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