Can DHE cause hair loss and shrieking sounds? My daughter received DHE IV treatment for three days. She left the hospital very weak. Over the next few weeks, her hair began to thin and she began making an uncontrollable shrieking noise. It has now been one year since the treatment. She has very slowly regained some of her strength and her hair has grown back but the shrieking noise remains. She is currently 15 years old and is still suffering with headaches. I do not believe that her headaches were ever migraines. No medication or treatment has ever given her any relief. Could DHE have caused her strange symptoms? Patsy.
Although remotely possible, neither hair loss nor the noise you describe are likely to have been caused by DHE. The weakness you mention could have been a result of DHE or the Migraine or headache that was being treated, but in either case should not have persisted this long. The shrieking noise coul...
There are a lot of side effects that patients deal with when they have a flare-up of their IBD. One thing that is often overlooked when discussing the side effects or symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is what it can do to the hair. Unfortunately hair thinning and loss is a very unpleasant side effect for many patients. While hair loss might not be the most medically significant problem it can still be a devastating one.
There are several reasons for the hair loss experienced in IBD patients. The first reason for this issue is due to malnutrition. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight over a short period of time may be at a higher risk of experiencing hair loss or thinning of the hair. The mal-absorption of nutrients in IBD patients can also cause issues with hair loss even when the patient maintains a stable weight. Normally this kind of hair loss is only temporary and the hair grows back as nutritional status returns.
Do the chemo – keep your hair? For most women, hair loss is the scariest, most dreaded side effect of chemotherapy. A new adjunct therapy may help you go through chemo and still keep your locks.
I serve as a patient representative on a patient and family advocacy committee at our local cancer center.
One of my fellow patient representatives, Ginny, went through breast cancer – including chemotherapy – a year ago. Surprisingly, her hair is gorgeous – shoulder length, shiny, healthy looking.
For those of you who’ve lost your hair to chemo, you know that’s pretty unusual – in fact, nigh on impossible, just a year after treatment.
So I asked her how she’d done it. “Ginny, how can your hair possibly look this good with your having had chemo so recently?”
“I didn’t lose my hair.”
Now, it’s true, not all chemo regimens cause hair loss. B...
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