Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June of 2010 and was lucky enough to get into remission and stay that way until recently.
However, I’m hoping that the sudden loose stool is due to a cold I have and will subside as soon as I am better. Got to stay positive haha. I’m here to ask about hair loss. I was on prednisone from early July to probably mid to late August which I tapered down from 60 mg. However, I also lost about 23 pounds in a matter of 3 weeks due to my flare over the summer. Considering I only weighed 108 before the flare, you can imagine how scary I looked after losing so much weight in such a short amount of time ha. Right now I am taking Lialda as my maintenance drug and I was just wondering has anyone else experienced hair loss either due to a bad flare or medication? I have thick hair so it hasn’t really been an issue, but my hair is definitely getting a LOT thinner. It is unfortunately getting somewhat noticeable which is very disappointing. My doctor says it is just because of the bad flare I had a few months back and it is temporary hair loss. I can only hope he is right and that my hair will stop shedding sometime soon. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to go bald!
Diagnosed somewhere around late June 2010 with Ulcerative colitis. Pretty severe at the time. Got it under control with prednisone and lialda up until now which is what brings me here. I have always been into sports and still am. :] I plan to never let this disease take control of me like it did this summer and I also plan to attend Northern Arizona University in January 2011