Hi. I am a 31 year old female w/PAN Colitis. I was hospitalized in October 2006 due to my condition. Prior to hospitalization I was taking 800 mg. of Asacol 3xs per day.
After hospitalization, I was put on predinsone (varying doses — weened off in March 2006), asacal (1600 Mg 4xs per day — still on) & 6MP (50mg). After I stopped the prednisone, my hair started to shed, excessively. My docter told me to stop 6mp, which I did. Now three weeks later, my hair is still shedding. I know hair loss is a side effect of Asacal, however, is it possible after being on the medication for over a year? Or, does the 6mp take a while to clear the system? Any other thoughts on what it could be?
Both 6MP and steroids can cause hair loss. Chronic illness can also cause hair loss. Until you get on top of your medical problems, you may not get relief from your hair loss.