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Thanks, I think some guys can pull it off but I think I'd look very sickly as a bald guy. If it happens ill deal but if it's a side effect of the med that can be prevented id like to stop or slow it down.
Hi there, some of the meds can leach certain mineral and vitamins out of the body. A couple that seems to come to mind is folic acid B9 and B12. By the way, B9 is not stored in the body and is replaced daily.
Both or either being low can contribute to hair loss, depression, increased d, fatigue, soar swollen tongue, etc.
So ask your Dr. if you need to be checked for being low or if you can properly supplement.
Also as I am sure by now you will know I am going to post a possibly natural remedy. I stumbled on this by chance btw. Organic virgin coconut oil* I use it on my skin everyday and wow it has made a difference, now the added benefit recently noted was I had my hair in a towel and at the front hairline I noticed new hair growth - and much of it.It is currently about 1 1/2 inches long. Since I have been using the coconut oil on my face and I do go to the hairline it made a difference. I have been using the coconut oil for approx. 8 months. I was shocked but pleased. Just a thought for you.
A little amount goes a long ways ~ it was not a perk I had expected. I hope it will help you too! It took time so hang tight.
I was telling my hub that lately when I go for a check up I notice the Dr.s staring at my hair. Then a woman acquaintance I hadn't seen since early summer actually commented on my hair and said she thought it looked much thicker and at first thought I had a wig on. Then my hair stylist commented that my hair feels super healthy and way thicker. So something has helped and all I can think of is the coconut oil. I am by no means out of the woods for Crohn's behaving and am thinking of running the oil through my tract via ingestion ~ tiny amounts at a time. Just a little nervous that the d could increase and I work around the public often. The last thing I want is a pant load, lol. Heck, I might be able to grow hair in my intestines and surly that would have to slow the D (kidding)
It can be a blow to the psych when we start to look like we feel. Remember you are strong, not your illness and beautiful as you are.
hi I take methotrexate 20 mg injection weekly since 5 months. I too experience hair loss but nothing dramatic for now. Acid folic supplement MUST always be prescribed with methotrexate, do you take it?
I was orginally prescribed 10mg the day fallowing the injection and when I spoke about hair loss with my rheumy she suggested to put the dose at 15mg total, so I take a 5 mg pill 2 days prior injection and 10 mg the day after injection. Maybe it is helping, but I am not sure yet.
also the hair loss may be temporary in some patients.
ok, at 25mg thats pretty much the highest dose. I am not sure about men, but for average size women, 25mg weekly is the highest dose. I am at 20mg and I experience light hair loss.
how much folic acid do you take? (never to be taken on the day of injection or even day before)
do you take injections? They are much better than the pill version for IBD. Absorption and disponibility for intestines is higher with metho injection.
are you trying methotrexate because you have arthritis as well?
that is the reason we switch from purinethol to metho in my case, but unfortunately, metho has not worked for my arthritic symptoms. after 2 months, you should start to see if there is an improuvement in your condition.
Saw the Gastro today & she increased my mtx to 25 mg oral
I asked about the injection & she said to see how this goes, but told me to increase my Folic acid, as the oral makes you more prone to hair loss
Then she dropped the bomb & told me to be seen by my Rheumy yet again, as she's certain I have lupus too
I was tested & examined by 3 Rheumies just about a year ago for lupus
They have been trying to nail me with that for 30 years now
Even my Dentist has suggested it
Looks like Crohn's has invited a relative to move in
hair loss is definately a well-known effect of methotrexate. I took other immuno-modulators inthe past, purinethol, Imuran and none of these provoked hair loss. methotrexate did for sure, but I must say I think now its improuving. I remember now at the beginning after maybe 2 months of treatment, I got very worried because I was losing so much hair especially during my shower. I had called my gastro pharmacist and she told me not to worry and that hair loss was often only temporary. It seems she was right. After my rheumy incresased my acid folic when I talkd to her about it. hopefully it will be temporary for you too.