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Pammy
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Hi,
I have been on Artemesinin for a long time... I've been off now for over 2 weeks but my hair is still falling out like crazy.

Has anyone had hair loss due to an anti-malarial
and how long did it take to stop falling out after

stopping the drug??

Thanks!!

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Lauralyme
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I've had hair falling out at different times but I don't think it was related to anti-malarials.

Evening primrose oil helps alot, but not to worry it all comes back

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beths
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My hair is falling out to...what's it from?
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Pammy
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It could be from many different things...thyroid, treatments, hormone imbalances, Lyme itself.

I've ruled out some things and I think I've narrowed it down to the Artemesinin I was on, but it hasn't stopped falling out yet. [Frown]

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My husband has been taking artemesinin for 6 weeks and has not had this reaction.
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