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Methotrexate And Hair Loss

Methotrexate And Hair Loss

I just started taking methotrexate and I'm really concerned about my hair thinning or loosing it completely. My doctor put me on 2 folic acid pills the day after the injection but I don't know if that's enough? When can I expect to start seeing hair loss if I do get that side effect?!

A myRAteam Member said:

Try taking 5,000 mcg or more of the B Vitamin BIOTIN. It helped me grow my Hair and Nails after Bad Chemo for Cancer!! I started Using it again and I am seeing a lot of improvement. Also try to use less harsh shampoos/ conditioners. If you have very Hard water in your Area, invest in a Filtered Shower Head, Sprite makes a good and easily priced product. I also lose my hair due to other Meds and Thyroid conditions. Old Pro at this Hair Loss Thing. Let me know how it goes!!!

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I never lost hair and I am still on Methotrexate !
Starting Arava next week so again my hair loss could be wn issue
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Fingers crossed !

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

When I took methotrexate I used Nioxin shampoo which helped considerably. I obtained it at hair salons.

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Not everyone gets hair loss. I haven't thank God! I have taken it for almost 9 months.

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Great info, thank you everybody!

posted about 5 years ago
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