Is Rogaine hair product safe to use for hair loss?
Hair loss: Is Rogaine hair product safe to... - PBC Foundation
One of the shown side effects is increased heart rate so for people with heart issues I would say no (IMO)
Hi Ellyne, my hair started to fall out over 2 years ago, GP checked thyroid, iron levels etc all fine. My gastroenterology consultant approved use of regaine for women but my liver bloods are normal and I have no scarring so I would say to check with your consultant. They checked some register and as it's topical won't enter the blood stream. It has made a big difference especially at the front but it's expensive and you must use it every day. For me though it's worth it as my self-esteem was rock bottom over it. Hope this helps. Take care.
My liver bloods are also normal and I was diagnosed early stage through biopsy so I think I am a good candidate.
I thought anything we put on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream since it porous. A lot of women with PBC choose to use organic lotions and face creams for that reason, so nothing harmful enters the bloodstream. Just curious
Hi,, hope you are well. While I too am as kind to my body as I can be when my hair started falling out it really got me down, 45 and balding was not good for my wellbeing. Regaine is a treatment for alopecia and as such is a drug not a cosmetic. It has undergone clinical trials for safety and efficacy same as any other drug would. My consultant checked the EU drug register and there are no contraindications for the liver. I have been using it for two years with good results. Please check with your consultant if you are considering it as I was concerned but checking with them first helped.
Hi, my hair loss turned out to be related to another auto immune disease rather than medication for PBC. I was referred to the dermatologist and prescribed some medication but in addition he recommended Minoxidil at 5% which is the active ingredient in Regaine. The recomendations were shared with the hepatologist who had no problem with my using Minoxidil. As whannah has said it is a topical application and it is expensive but for me worth it as I feared going bald. I have one or two spots that will never regrow so I have a wonderful comb over.
It may be valuable to see a dermatologist if your thyroid function has been checked as this is one of the foremost reasons for hair loss.
Hi yes me too Synthroid and. urso. Now wondering the relationship between these two Autoimmune
Thyroid issues are not always autoimmune.
Same thing for me. My meds for thyroid always changing but it isn’t autoimmune.
Ellyne...do they change your brands? I’ve been on levothyroxine for years and they always change my dose. About the only time mine is normal, is if they test and it’s on its way to being hyper or hypo. So frustrating. But also, ocaliva drug facts state it can alter tsh. I’m stuck🤣
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