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I am stumbling into this thread late.
I had ulcerative colitis pop up twice for about a month each, then the third (and worst) time I had it i finally went to a doctor and was diagnosed.
I was prescribed apriso (mesalamine) which basically did absolutely nothing, so I stopped taking it after two months.
Well, I dealt with the colitis for that month and a half and once it went away and I was feeling normal, my hair started to fall out about 2.5 to 3 months after remission. After going to my family doctor a couple times, I went to the dermatologist who finally recommended I get a CBC (complete blood count). So after 6 months of hair fall, I finally was also diagnosed as severely anemic with iron levels next to zero. I was put on an iron supplement but it was nearly too late because iron takes forever to get build back up in your bloodstream. The hair loss got pretty severe and continued for almost 14 months until I finally got my iron levels back to normal, and after another year or so I started to notice regrowth. The hair in the middle regrew back pretty well but never came back on the temple region. I was most likely genetically predetermined to lose this hair, it probably just catalyzed the hair loss that would have happened years later.
So everyone with Chron's or UC, remember to get your iron levels checked!
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