Hair Loss

Hair Loss
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Alopecia means loss of hair from the head or body. Alopecia can mean baldness, a term generally reserved for pattern alopecia or andr...
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Propecia 51,123
Minoxidil 47,895
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Falling apart
| Lorie-1
I'm 49 and for 3-4 yrs have had sores all over my body I'm a picker so I when a sore itches it's an intense itch so I scratch it til it bleeds I have hair loss, sores on my scalp,arms,back,abdomen,butt,right lower leg,armpits at times get lil costs as well as my whole vaginal area and inner groin r sores also my labia is bruised and swollen I get costs on my vagina and butt as well my Dr sent me to a skin clinic with no resolve Please Help

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I'm falling apart
| Lorie-1
I have sores on my abdomen,arms,butt,vagina,and back I pick the scabs off as the sores itch badly also losing my hair and have sores on my neck,and head the sores on my labia and but turn into boils or costs after I scratch as I have intense itching I bleed I've been going thru this for about 3 yrs now my Dr sent me to skin clinic with no resolve HELP

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Increased Solostar Apidra usage caused hairloss
| Onthedesktop
Insurance forced me to switch from oral amaryl (brand name) because they won't cover cost to Solostar Apidra. I use about 70 units a day and have noticed great hair loss (about 35%) in the same time frame.
I'm convinced the two are related.
Anyone else have this happen?

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Hair loss and Nitrofurantoin
| sweetnutshell
I am 62 yr old lady For the past 2 years I have been on long term Nitrofurantoin for recurrent UTI's For some time now the hair on my forehead is thinning and receding What can I do ? My GP isn't interested

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loss of hair
| coco2603
i am a 13 year old boy and i dont have any hair on my body, im eyebrowless and i feel like a chicken breast, what do i do?

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Hair loss on concerta, need something diffrent ?
| Dean.monaghan
I've been on concerta for the past 4 days. After stopping treatment at the age of 16, I'd abandoned any though of returning to this.

Untill earlier last year after moving out of my broken family home. I'd has a few experiences with another form of methephenidate. A few months ago, this time the reaction to my mood most of the time was positive, I'd might have needed a care worker of support worker. To have check that I was alright and keep my emotion stable by being their. I'm not sure if it was a combo of stress and medication it the medication it self.

My scalp has begun becoming dry and flaky I'd not though anything of it. Untill in day four I'd notice about 50% of my hair had fallen out. It was devastating to my self esteem, I'm quite insacure anyway.

So bitter sweet as the effect were so positive in the things I'd accomplished and spoke to others.

Dose anyone have any suggestions about any other med with diffrent side effect unlike hair loss?

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Hair loss in the long haul with Tarceva
| DwntoErth
I started to experience hair loss about 5-6 weeks after starting Tarceva. 3 wks prior to starting, I had one Chemo infusion. I am trying to find more info regarding how long people went with fall out, did it continue until you chose to shave your head or did it stop for a while???? I am tired of pulling loose hairs from my head, picking it up off of where it has fallen, having it going down the drain when I shampoo once a week. The only way to control fall out has been to pull it into a really short pony at the base of the the skull and clip the rest in place, throw on a hat and no fall out till I take it down at night. I am trying to figure out if this is going to continue till gone or it will stop. I am assuming it will all fall out since I am on 150MG and will be on this for the long haul. I have picked up a wig from the local American Cancer Society. It is not a color or style I am thrilled about for the long haul though. So, I kept looking and found a lady who has me try different styles then matches a swatch to my hair so it looks more natural. If it weren't for donations I have received for expenses, I would be wearing the blondish wig rather than the slightly gray one I am picking up. If I have to wear this for a long time, I wanted something that would be more natural. So, what can you provide me with your experience of being on Tarceva for the long haul and its impact on our precious locks?

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Hair fell out
| Gwendolynflowers
I really have no hair. Never been this bald in my life. I have tried everything and nothing works. Help.

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HELP! I can't stand my body!
| janetms
I have had hives for two years. After many tests and doctors, the Allergist got me on Xolair six months ago once a month and 4 antihistamine tablets and antacid as my daily routine. That took the hives away, and I have seen traces of it that throws me to have Prednisone 30ml for a week. every two months. Right now I have alopecia and 15 extra pounds. I am not eating more but the pounds are piling up to the point of desperation. Everyday is a new thing between stomach ache, pain in my joints, red and burning sensation on my face or just feeling tired and sleepy. The dermatologist got me in hair treatment but I would like to know if any of you have found a way to lose those pounds efficiently. Any diet I follow seems to hit taboo or I could be months with no improvement. HELP! I can't stand my body!
Peytonnnn
April 26, 2016
I can almost guarantee you that your weight gain is from prednisone and not xolair. I am on both and have been on and off each for some while. Also my mother is a nurse. Ask your doctor if your prednisone pack is necessary while on xolair. Prednisone is known as one of the worst drugs to cause weight gain, especially around the face area if you are on the medication for a long time.
amw0729
April 25, 2016
From my experience, your weight gain could easily be from the Prednisone. That is horrible for making you retain water, feel famished, gain weight.

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Ringing in the ears and thinning of the hair
| Ed.d
It definitely reduced my trigs from 250 to 120. 50% is great. However, for some reason I developed pain my elbow, ringing in the ears, and hair thinning. I stopped for about 6 months, and the elbow pain went away, hair feels not as fragile and thinning, but the ringing in the ear is still there.

Anyone experiencing these things?

Medications for Hair Loss

Finasteride
184,290 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Propecia, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.5
Satisfaction
3.6
Helpfulness
Propecia
150,184 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Finasteride, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.4
Satisfaction
3.1
Helpfulness
Minoxidil
169,181 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Rogaine, Loniten, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength, Hair Regrowth For Men
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.5
Satisfaction
4.1
Helpfulness
Rogaine
103,141 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Minoxidil, Loniten, Rogaine Extra Strength, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength For Men
Method of use: Foam
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.4
Satisfaction
2.4
Helpfulness
Nizoral
74,396 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Itching, Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Nizoral A-D, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric, Ketodan
Method of use: Ointment, Pill, Shampoo
Prescribing mode: Rx
4.1
Satisfaction
2.7
Helpfulness
Spironolactone
73,017 discussions
Taken for: Acne*, Hair Loss*, PCOS*, High Blood Pressure, Cystic Acne*
Other names: Aldactone, Spirono, Spironolactone Plus, Spironol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.7
Satisfaction
2.7
Helpfulness
Proscar
39,872 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Propecia, Finasteride, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.9
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Deca
524,541 discussions
Taken for:
Other names: Durabolin, Durabolin 50, Androlone D, Anabolin LA
Prescribing mode: Rx
4.4
Satisfaction
4.7
Helpfulness
Methylsulfonylmethane
47,642 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss*, Arthritis, Acne*, Joint Pain, Allergy*
Other names: Msm/Glucosamine
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
4.3
Satisfaction
3.1
Helpfulness
Flutamide
6,245 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss*, PCOS*, Prostate Cancer, Acne*, Cancer
Other names: Eulexin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.7
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
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