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It may not be only BP Meds that causes hair loss...
cjose posted:
I have an auto-immune disease called Lichen Planus. It's fairly rare, but one of the side effects is alopecia (permanent hair loss_...also alopecia (hair falling out) is I'm told one of the possible side effects of psoraiasis, another auto-immune disease. So before being convinced that your BP meds are the only culprits, be sure your itchy scalp and falling hair isn't due to an auto-immune disease as well. I'm 73, female, and have only recently begun losing my hair, although I've had lichen planus for several years. Chinese herbal treatments have helped me a lot with the worst effects of this disease, but it won't grown new hair where it's permanently been lost. I've lost a lot of it and some is satiny patches that I know won't ever grow hair back again. I also take only 2.5 mg of Amlodipine (generic for Norvasc) each evening, as my blood pressure is pretty normal during day 124 over 68 or lower, but rises during the night for some unknown reason.
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