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Anyone losing their hair on meds?

Am i being paranoid in thinking my inhalers blue,pink & preds & montelukast is causing my hair to fall out? Anyone had this prob?

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Hey shez

I find i tend to grow hair in unwanted places when on pred so i think it does affect hair growth but if you are loosing alot of hair might be worth mentioning to your gp or cons

Lejaya x

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Yeah will do. Thanks x

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Not from asthma medication. Only time I've had that problem was following pregnancy. I was really annoyed about it too. I have rather fine, unmanageable hair and being pregnant thickened it up no end. It was great. Sadly a lot of it came out after I gave birth.

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Awww i didnt know this could happen after giving birth gosh. Thanks for replying x

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My hair falls out when I am unwell, its one of the ways I know I'm starting with something serious. However on pred I've noticed an increase in hair in certain areas. Its worth mentioning to your GP as loosing hair could be a sign of many things including low Vit D.

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Yeah i will tell him as its alot. Thanks for ur reply. X

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I would have your thyroid checked as well as this can cause hair to fall out.

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Yeah somebody else said that to me. Thanks.

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I started to lose my hair at Menopause so I relate to the other hormonal post here. Taking omega-3 stopped my hair falling out but like the other person suggested here I also take vitamin D (:

Worth talking to GP too though.

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Yea will do must be lacking something. Thanks for reply really helpful :-)

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I was losing a lot of hair with my old medication, it didn't matter that I was taking omega-3. Since I was put on CS though I haven't had that problem - the hair loss just went down to a normal minimum. So I guess it's very individual.

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I noticed hair loss when on a large amount of prednisolone for months. My mum's the same. Thankfully came back after off the steroids x

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I thought that as ive had such alot of them. Not sure when they actually leave ur system but it was my first guess. Glad ur hair has grown :-)

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Yeah I've had Hairloss you seed amount in plug hole every day and my brushes and comb. Pred does cause Hairloss and excess hair ( never had that) and water Retention

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thanks for ur reply really helps.

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Hiya!

If your on Steroids long term yes your hair can thin. U shd see how much I have in Plughole.

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Mine only started last yr n ive been put on tht many meds im not surprised tbh its fallin out. Thanks for yr help x

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