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susieq2
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My DD7 has been on Rifampin since 9/18/11 for

bartonella. She's also on Azithromyin and

Augmentin. She was on Diflucan up until a couple

of weeks ago when we switched to oral

Amphotericin.

A couple of months ago, her hair started

falling out excessively when washing, brushing or

even just tugging. I would estimate that her hair

has thinned at least 30%. Diflucan is the only

drug that she's on that has been definately linked

to hair loss, so we stopped that. I found a

couple of case reports where Rifampin was believed

to have caused hair loss (one child went totally

bald). Otherwise, rifampin is sometimes used to

treat hair loss.

Since stopping the diflucan and upping her biotin,

the hair loss has not slowed. I'm seriously

considering stopping the Rifampin, but am worried

that stopping pre-maturely will put us back to

square one. Anyone else have experience with

this? Our doc is not overly concerned, but I am.

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In my case My hair stars falling and I got grey hairs in frontal lobe when my bartonella( brucella) was fully activated and before taking any antibiotics , this was when FRY BUG came into place .When I started RIFAMPIN I knew I was killing the bugs and was still herxing for 9 months straight so did not stoped RIFAMPIN.I continued the treatment and over time as I was treating Lyme and coinfection the hairs stop falling and now they are FINE.
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I was on Zith/Rifamoin/and Doxy from mid Sept thru early December, and then stopped ALL ABX due to high liver enzymes.

After only 10 days I started IV Rocephin and oral Zith. Yesterday after 4 week on IV I kicked in oral Rifampin again to get back hitting on the Bart.

They say its not good to start/stop Rifampin too much. But I guess my Dr thinks my break was long enough not to cause a re-start issue.

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I was on Zith/Rifamoin/and Doxy from mid Sept thru early December, and then stopped ALL ABX due to high liver enzymes.

After only 10 days I started IV Rocephin and oral Zith. Yesterday after 4 week on IV I kicked in oral Rifampin again to get back hitting on the Bart.

They say its not good to start/stop Rifampin too much. But I guess my Dr thinks my break was long enough not to cause a re-start issue.

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