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StrangeQuark

734d

Does anyone on methotrexate have extreme hair loss as a side effect? my doc increased me from 4 pills 1x a week to 4 pills 2x a week (also on humira shot 1x every 2 weeks). Seems like when he increased my methotrexate, I started losing a LOT of hair. I don't have bald patches or anything but I've lost about 1/2 of my hair over the past few months, and it used to be super thick. I'm worried it won't stop but I don't want to change my treatment if it's helping me stay functional.

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    • MushroomFern

      666d

      Im on methotrexate for Lupus and I'm losing a lot of hair, but my lupus also comes with nonscaring alopecia. I just shaved my head so I wouldn't have to keep pulling chunks out, and letting it grow back evenly

    • MushroomFern

      666d

      Im on methotrexate for Lupus and I'm losing a lot of hair, but my lupus also comes with nonscaring alopecia. I just shaved my head so I wouldn't have to keep pulling chunks out, and letting it grow back evenly

    • Dvee

      724d

      I’m taking 8 tabs of methotrexate once a week and it caused a lot of hair loss, nausea, and chronic diarrhea my rheumatologist increased my folic acid to 5 tabs daily. It seems to help with the hair loss but not with anything else

    • Beaglemom

      730d

      I'm on 5 tabs Methotrexate Mondays, and 3 tabs daily of folic acid. Very little hair loss. I see my rhumotologist tomorrow and expect her to up my Methotrexate. I don't know if the other will be upped as well.

    • CaridadMia

      732d

      I was put on a similar dose and lost a lot of hair and unhealthy weight loss. I tried switching to Enbrel and it seem to work better that was I able to get off Metho. Does it make you feel nauseous? Does it help your symptoms?

    • sugmag

      733d

      I've not had any hair loss from it. I just have headaches and nausea. But it's tolerable.

    • NickGobes75

      734d

      Are you taking folic acid as well? My rheumy Rx (prescribes) folic acid for me to take every day. That seems to help. But I’m on a much lower dose. I’m only on 5 pills once a week (12.5 mg). Maybe talk to your doc if you’re worried about it?

      • StrangeQuark

        734d

        @NickGobes75 yeah I take 1mg folic acid daily

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