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ACs and hair loss? (yikes)

Posted by Emme on September 30, 2001, at 9:11:09

Hi People,

I've been trying different anticonvulants. I just got off of Trileptal and am trying Gabitril, along with Neurontin. I was at a max of 300 mg Trileptal. I'm currently taking 10 mg Gabitril, and no more than 900 mg Neurontin (mostly more like 600 mg). Recently I seem to be shedding more hair in the shower. It's subtle enough so that I'm not completely sure, but I'm feeling nervous about it now. I'm hoping I'm just imagining it, but I'm going to be keeping an eye on things. A dermatologist tells me that all of the ACs can cause hair thinning (I hope *can* doesn't mean *will*). My questions are:
- If anyone has epxerienced this, did it stop and go back to normal while still on the drug?
- there anything that can be done to counteract it?
I don't want to feel ugly on top of being depressed.

Thanks so much.




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