I have been taking Arava (10mg) for six months now and it has helped a lot with pain and swelling but my hair is noticeably thinning and my scalp can be uncomfortable and itchy at times. I am really worried and getting very depressed about it all, especially as this dmard appears to be working. I was wondering if the hair loss will settle down with time or if anyone with the same problem has found a treatment that actually works and is safe to use. I have tried various shampoos and oils but have not had any success. Many thanks.