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EWT1638
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I've lost a LOT of hair, rather upsetting on top of everything else. It won't hold color either.

Does it grow back once your off it?

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You're scaring me!! I've been in Diflucan quite awhile but haven't experienced any hair loss. Is your yeast under control?

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Me too-I'm suppose to start diflucan next week!

How long have you been on diflucan?

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I had some hair loss once and I thought maybe it was yeast. So I got some dandruff shampoo and the hair loss stopped.

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I have not had any hair loss on Diflucan, in fact, it's started to grow back since treating yeast. I was just thinking yesterday how amazed I was that only a few strands fall out each wash now. It used to be in clumps so bad it scared me. I think mine was related to stress, too.
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I have been on Difican for many months, at least 4 o5...I can't really remember. Still have some yeast issues, I can only handle 100mg per day dose.

My hair loss was moderate before starting it, it picked up speed since then. I had a lion's mane prior, now the texture, thickness and amount has signifcantly changed.

YES! It is scary. But, not everybody experiencing the same side effects.

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I've been on Diflucan since Jan. I have not had a hair loss issue yet.

well once I did, but it had nothing to do with Lyme or the ABX. I caught my hair on fire in our bonfire!!!

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jjourneys, that hilarious...but tragic. We enjoy bonfires out here in rural Loudoun County too. I hope I never catch my hair on fire. [Wink]

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I lost a lot of hair when on high doses of Diflucan. It took me a long time to figure out what it was. It is coming back after being off of it, but it has taken quite awhile.
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What was a high dose...and how long we're you on it?
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Lots of my hair fell out on meds. I was much sicker then too, so maybe that's why I was losing hair. I took a few months break from meds and my hair grew back like crazy!
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I was taking 400 mg/day for 5 - 6 months
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Try supplementing with large dose of Biotin that seemed to help me.
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Huh - I had taken 200 mg/day about a month ago and my hair is still falling out. Then again, maybe it's menopause...
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It's an established side effect of fluconazole but from what I've read it usually manifests after larger longterm dosing such as 400+ mgs per day.

It will usually grow back but may take some time.

Make sure other important aspects of hair growth are OK too...ferritin level, thyroid, b vitamins, d, etc. Primrose oil is good for the hair too.

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