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RADBA3317 posted:
How long has everyone been on MTX??

How long after starting MTX did you lose your hair?

Thanks in advance!
Denise
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MrsAddka responded:
I cannot remember after how long it started with MTX but after 4 or 5 months of taking Leflunomid I started losing my hair very heavily and it didn?t stop even after 3 and half months of not taking it
 
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RADBA3317 replied to MrsAddka's response:
Sorry, is it better now?
 
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xperky responded:
Only 3 weeks for me. I was reading somewhere that 1 out of 1000 gets hair loss from mtx. Tragic when it happens, I'm sure.

Denise, are you losing hair?
 
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blugixxer6 responded:
Been on MTX 7 months and no noticable hair loss so far
 
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RADBA3317 replied to xperky's response:
Nothing noticeable. I haven't been on it very long, November 2nd was my first dose at 2.5mg/piece.


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