I've noticed in the last 3 weeks or so that I'm losing way more strands of hair than normal. I googled it and apparently it's common to lose hair 3 months after stress, surgery, childbirth, etc. I checked my calendar and noticed I had IV steroids exactly 3 months ago for my first relapse since my MS diagnosis.
Has anyone else experienced this? Or should I be looking for alternate causes?
I had enormous hair loss about 5 months after starting Avonex. It did not grow back after stopping the drug, so I'm thinking that it wasn't a causal thing. My mom lost a lot of hair as she aged so it might have been just my time.
Also know that we all go through times of predominant hair loss and times of predominant hair gain every year.
The thyroid is the first thinkg I would have checked out. Hyperthyroidism causes thinning and loss and hypothyroidism cause slowed hair growth and coarseness.
I think it is possibly connected to the drugs. I don't know much about hair loss besides elsopecia (sp) and i do know my hairdresser use to know when i was sick because of the condition of my hair, it would break and fall out more when i had a bug in my system.
I'm so curious about hair growth, mainly the opposite reaction to what your dealing with, because since April 09 my hair has gone beserk, growing really really abnormally fast. I never could grow my hair past my panty line, even when it was in peak condition but it's growing at a rediculous rate. I cut 20cm off becaue it had reached my thighs and was getting too hard to manage, its only been 5 or 6 weeks and its almost back to where it was, see abnormal growth.
So any ideas what causes the opposite or hair loss?
I too have noticed a change in my hair. Its much thinner especially in the back, than it used to be. I asked my MS nurse about it recently and she said Copaxone doesn't have that side effect> I am on a whole bunch of other meds tho and I find it hard to believe that its just a coincidence.
Any suggestions for thickening it or stimulating growth? I h
don't have bald spots.
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