I am experiencing hair loss from Arava - around a palmful a day. Does
anyone know what I can do about this? I get terrible headaches too that
come in waves from my neck up. Then my hair started hurting and falling
This has been going on for 3 weeks. I called my RD twice this week and he hasn't returned my calls. I really need to know, will my hair ALL fall out? Will it grow back? I am really worried and don't feel good at all.
call your dr hourly till you get him/her. is there a nurse in the office you could speak with? My hair thinned on MTX but I didn't go bald. i just cut my hair in a short hairdo and it looked cute. I had to come off MTX because of a bad skin infection.I had major hair loss from Arava. I got Murad's at the local salon and it really helped a lot. Now that Iam of it my hair is growing back and it is super curly!
What is Murad's Kristin?Mazzie, I truly feel for you. I had hair loss from stopping hormones and I didn't figure out what was causing it until I lost a huge amount of hair. I was SO DEPRESSED. I even tried Rogain. I am supposed to start Arava so keep us posted what happens. HAIR LOSS is horribly depressing. I have almost always had longish hair and I want to keep it! Good luck Mazzie
Thanks for all of your replies. Still can't get hold of my RD. Made appt to see new one but he can't see me for 2 weeks. Also made an appt to see my GP on Monday. Headaches and blurry vision still happening and yes, another palmful of hairloss today. My GP told me to keep taking the Arava until I got to speak with my RD - great Neck hurts and looks like the Arava is not really working as finger joints are swollen and my brain's not processing v well. UGH!!!
Isn't there an alternative? There has got to be.
ive also tried arava, with significant hair loss to the point of buying a wig my liver enzymes were also sky high with vomitting that i was in the hospital for a week just make sure your dr. is informed of all your side effects good luck
Sorry to hear you have fallen to the "Arava hair loss program" too.
I was on arava for almost 2 years, and everytime I washed my hair it was coming out by the palm fulls too. I even started saving my hair in a ziplock bag for each week so I could see just how much I was lossing. Well, I lost alot of hair. To the point that I could see my scalp from any angle I looked in the mirror. It was awful.
I told my RD about my concerns about it and she told me the only thing I could do to "help" it was to take 10mg of folic acid daily. But a couple of months later I stopped going to her and stopped taking arava as well. I did not get a good head of hair on me until about 6 months after stopping arava.
So, maybe folic acid is the answer?Thanks Jooniper.
Mazzie - what is a liver cleanse?check out this site: