Prednisone for hair loss

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I have hair loss way before prednisone. Hair loss is a system of Lupus. 25% of people with Lupus get some hair loss.
I too suffer from ulcerative colitis and suffered from hair loss after a week long stay in hospital 5 years ago. The hair loss lasted for a couple of months and it was very traumatising for me, as I'm sure it has been for you. The hair follicles on our heads go through a rotating cycle - I am a qualified hairdresser - they grow, they rest, then they fall out, then they grow again. We don't notice our hair falling out too much because each follicle is on a different stage of the rotation.
I don't know about prednisone growing hair. I suspect Hair Club for Men would be all over it if so. But you mentioned thyroid issues. Hypothyroid causes hair loss as a classic symptom. What it does is slow down the process of replacing hair. So it tends to start falling out everywhere, not in a receding hairline shape that's looks like male pattern baldness. What dose of pred are you taking? Are you on thyroid meds or no?
cold hands and feet, cold intolerance, dry skin, loss of hair (scalp, eye brows, and body hair). I've been losing my hair since I was 19, which is when I believe I was first infected...and it's becoming very noticable a frustrating. A few years ago, I was put on Prednisone to help with chronic sinus infections. I noticed within 10 days COMPLETE relief from all of my Lyme symptoms (pain, visual disturbances, skin issues and HAIR LOSS). I could see my hair growing back in.
my 9 year old dog has been on prednisone for 6 weeks for ITP and we are weaning her off now.
Hi JJ- if you google prednisone and hair loss you will find many interesting links to the topic. It appears that complaints about hair loss are near the top of the list of side effects reported with extended prednisone use..... Something about it changes the hormone levels. the good news is it seems it is not a permanent problem - the hair recovers after the prednisone is stopped. I'm no medical expert, so as always please consult your doctor and make sure what is causing your problems.
Wellbutrin Avalide Plavex Lipitor aspirin 81 mg I was also on Prednisone for a short period ( 10 days) Can you tell me if this hair loss is more likely from the stress of my losses, or medication? Any advice of something I could do to help this situation? Thank you.
Bilateral hair loss is one of the symptoms of hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing's Disease, so having your vet check her for that would be a good start. There are a couple of different variations of Cushing's disease. One variation is caused by a small tumor on the dog's pituitary gland or it can also be caused by the overadministration of or adverse reaction to corticosteroids, such as prednisone.
Hi there, Hope you are doing well. Every person has some hair loss. Hair loss of about 50-100 per day is normal. the common causes of hair loss: 1)Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder also known as "spot baldness" that can result in hair loss ranging from just one location. Traction alopecia - with ponytails or cornrows, pulling on hair with excessive force. 2)Temporary loss of hair can occur in areas where sebaceous cysts are present.
She was on prednisone for the first 4 months of the same time period. Has had significant hair loss for the last 5 months. Cortisol AM is normal. My duaghter also has ITP and is considered chronic, it usually manifests during a UC flare up. Is the Lialda a possible culprit.
I am a 49 year old female. For the past 3 years my hair has been gradually thinning only on the top, and my scalp is red, but only about an inch wide down the top center. In this inch wide area, it itches, it is extremely tender, some spots more sore than others, and it burns. My hair feels like it is standing on end, it hurts for the wind to blow through it. It has occasionally caused headaches, extreme cold hurts it, and the sun causes excruciating pain/burning.
not the headache but did experience joint pain, loss of hair, and my gums started peeling.
so I dont know if I have both conditions or not but if I do I was thinking maybe the generic biaxin might be triggering the lupus for swelling of the hands and hair loss are two symptoms..... I am off antibiotics for one week now and things dont feel well at all...... I dont know whats going on whats triggering such excessvie hair loss (which all you know is not excepted in our society :( and I dont know which antiobiotic to start again......
what kind of vasculitis do you have? I read alot about vasculitis because this is what my symptoms point to but still have no diagnosis of anything. Have you gone to the vasculitis foundation website? There is great info on there. I think you will find it helpful. It will provide you with alot of other links as well. In reading about the cytoxan this is usually the first level of treatment for an extreme case along with prednisone.
It will be hard to hide tx from people. The weight loss, hair loss and drawn facial features were very noticeable. I told a few close friends, but to others I say I am taking medication for a liver condition, and leave it at that. I am more open about my alcohol recovery (20 yrs), and maybe I will feel the same in time about HCV.
I haven’t had much success with stopping the symptoms; I was prescribed Flonase which I used as a replacement for the Prednisone but is did not work as well. The symptoms still returned . Do you know of other nasal steroid sprays I could research? SepiaTurtleMoonFace: I had tests done which showed I have major allergies to cats. My ex-wife was a cat breeder and we had 5 to 8 cats living in the house at any given time. I moved out in 2005 and have since lived in 3 other residences.
Spinal compression at 3 different levels and every disc ruptured. She lost the ability to walk for more than two steps without severe pain. This is a woman who has a pain tolerance like nothing I've ever seen, and for her to beg to go the hospital speaks volumes. She was put on IV steroids in the hospital and it's been a miracle not only physically but mentally. Mom has high blood pressure treated very well with tenex, which is an adrenaline blocker.
My RE has not suggested prednisone, but as i said in my last post, I was searching for possible reasons for implantation failure and found some blogs where some ladies used prednisone though they didn't have any immune issues and had successful pregnancies. so i was wondering should I take that too becoz I have not have any successful cycle at all so far...and I am so desperate that I want to try anything that can help.
My vet is having me increase her prednisone. My concern is that the hair loss, itching, etc. is a result of these 2 medications being taking for 3 years now and that this is the start of something else caused by these 2 medications. Any thoughts/ideas/input would be greatly appreciated.
The imbalanced sex hormones cause the adrenal gland into over production of it's hormones, one of which causes hair loss. In addition to hair loss the excess secretion of estrogen in female ferrets also causes the vulva to enlarge. An enlarged vulva can be determined by your veterinarian and is an important clue to this disease.
Has anyone experienced hair loss with using 6mp for UC. I've been on it for 2 months and noticed hair loss in the last three weeks. Does this ever stop?
I was on Prednisone for 9 months, 2 years ago for asthma. I am still not able to get rid of the moon face! I lost about 20 of the 70 lbs I gained right away and the rest is stuck. Since then, I've had pain in my back and feet. I've heard that Prednisone encourages arthritis. Anyone else heard this or have problems? For the past 6 months, I'm in constant pain and am now being told it might be Fibromyalgia. One good way to get rid of the pain . . . Prednisone!
I am also growing a lot of coarse hair on my chin and my cholesterol - triglycerides are high. I gained some weight and have a hair loss. I wanted to find if taking the prednisone and propylthiouracil could be cause of all these? I took the medicines couple of weeks longer than I should have. Also, is taking 10 mg of the prednisone for 7 weeks considered taking it long term and high dosage and could it cause permanent side effects like the ones I have? Or are these related to the hypothyroid?
But, if I have a systemic fungal infection I think I need something like Flucanozole to stop the hair loss and such permanantly. Lastly, in my case, is there hair loss temporary... cause it's leaving around the crown of my head as well =( Thanks for taking the time to read this.
I'm sorry for your loss. I am dealing with the same problem in my Japanese Chin. Spinal disc problems can lead to muscle weakness by decreasing the blood flow. It is the blood that breathes life into our muscles. With a decreased blood flow, there is a lack of oxygen, causing the muscles to weaken. This usually causes numbness and or pain. I think you spared your dog a great deal of pain by letting her go.
What dose of prednisone did he prescribe? The standard for sudden hearing loss is a high dose--I THINK it's 60 mg daily to start, tapering off over two weeks. I agree with what W/a/J said. However, it seems oddly coincidental that you got punched right before the hearing loss started. Did you tell the ENT about the punch?
Now hair loss is a familiar affair for me as my user friendly chemo taught me the hair loss ropes. Must say its really not as horrendous as it may appear. Kinda happens in blotches so a stylish haircut will have to wait a few months. The good news is that typically you only lose about one quarter or less. Another positive thought for you is when it comes back in its gorgeous! Seriously....Shiny, thick, and lottsa body for some strange reason. Cut it short and wear some cute hats.
Though you don't say whether you have hair loss anywhere else, such as the scalp. If you do, the eyelash loss may be part of a condition called alopecia areata. There are other possible causes too, ranging from hormone probelms (rare) to pulling the hairs out as a nervous habit. My suggestion: get evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. If you have alopecia, waiting it out is best, as regrowth is expected.
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