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    so just a bit of a vanity related question...for those of you whose hair thinned or fell out, how long was it before it started to thicken up and grow back. Mine started thinning when I started on the methotrexate. I had pretty thick hair so when it thinned and used to fall so bad my drains would get blocked up, I was so upset. I've noticed over the past few weeks its started to thicken up but I haven't really done anything different. My rheumy says that for some people on the mtx, they eventually hit a point where the hair grows back...I hope I've hit that point.
    I probably sound so vain worrying about hair when there's so msny worse things that could be affected!
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    Nat, I wish I could give you hope; mine has been slowly falling out for years. It hasn't started to thicken back up. I understand from my research on AI diseases that it will not come back. My beautiful long hair is long gone. I have short hair now, everyone tells me that it looks good. It's wigs next for me.

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    Mine was thinning from Lupus but the Methotrexate it is gt a getting so much worse. It is bad enough that t. The other day someone said "Ohh let me get that. You have air all over you". I said "oh. from the cat? They said "no, it is your hair." YUCK

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    Hi Nat, gosh I lost it from lupus flairs affecting everything, plus stress and all the meds, but I am not on mxt. I do take supplements and it's been a blast promoting biotin & b supplements. My hair has grown back and as long as I stay out of a flair it seems to not be showing up in piles on the company car floor. Good luck dear. As far as vanity, I cried more over my hair loss than over my destroyed thyroid. I did see a beautiful woman one day and told her she had gorgeous hair. She told me it was a hair piece as she lost too much on top from thyroid disease. I feel much better knowing they make quality hairpieces. See old thread on biotin for a little smile.

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    The problem I've had for years is my eyelashes falling out. I've never had thick full lashes, but at least they did what they were supposed to do and I could put mascara on them however, with no particular rhyme or reason (lupus perhaps?) most of them would fall out over the course of a week or 2 but have always grown back.
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    My eyelashes fall out too! Sheesh! We need a makeover for sure! I would be vain enough to put false ones on if needed. Heck all the stars wear them!

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    Well all have to say is Thanks for starting this thread (NOT) LOL After us talking about it I thought "hmm Mari. Why don't you check out the back of your head since you (and others) have been picking it off of me. I have this wonderful bald spot right around the crown and a strip of it down the back of my head! Thankfully my thin hair still covers it but who knows how long that will last.

    Sheesh what a fun thread! It was much more fun when it was about everyone else! LOL

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    Lord yes, my hair is falling out and i'm eating biotin by the hands full. But being the outlandishly crazy woman i am, to celebrate my birthday today i dyed what i have left bright red.. If i can get somebody to take a picture of it i will post it. Whooo hooo.{ I hope i dont wake up in the mornng and the rest of it is laying on my pillow]

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftkeeper View Post
    Lord yes, my hair is falling out and i'm eating biotin by the hands full. But being the outlandishly crazy woman i am, to celebrate my birthday today i dyed what i have left bright red.. If i can get somebody to take a picture of it i will post it. Whooo hooo.{ I hope i dont wake up in the mornng and the rest of it is laying on my pillow]
    LOL I want pictures!! If I can post pictures of me during an EEG (looking like Medusa) we should get to see the bright red!

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    my hair has thinned also.
    but if the thread on biotin is anything to go by..........
    we all need to start using it.

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