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  • Yes. This is one of the biggest problems for me. I’ve had 2 kidney transplants since 2009 and this has been an issue for me ever since. I’ve been taking biotin for several years and have noticed a difference but, it has never been the same. Lately I’ve been thinking about trying minoxidil. I brought it up to my doctors way back when and nothing was done about it. It really bothers me as a woman to not be able to wear my hair the way I used to. It causes me to be depressed. I’ve been doing some research and have found some articles about it that I plan to address to my doctors. They should be doing something about it. I suggest you do your research and talk to your doctors about it. There are things that may help like biotin, minoxidil, essential oils and scalp massage. Good Luck!!!

    • First, know that Minoxidil is a retasked blood pressure medication, with its own set of side effects, less so because it is used topically. it would be wise to consult your Tx team before starting it.

      NCBI Review

      Minoxidil use in dermatology, side effects and recent patents. - PubMed - NCBI
      Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2012 May;6(2):130-6. Review
    • Thanks for your suggestion..
      I'm thinking to try minoxidil

  • Steroids and immunosuppressive medicines do take a toll on hair. The quality of my hair changed soon after transplant. From being straight, they started to curl. I noticed a bald pacth after 7-8 years and my hair started to fall gradually. Hair do become brittle and fall. I also tried few hair remedies but gave up and accepted it as a acclerated phenomneon or side effects on drugs given.

  • I am also having hair loss issue on my 7th year of transplant... not sure if it is due to age or medication.  Started Biotin but not much help so far.  

    • For how many days did you take biotin??

      • 1 month so far 

        • I haven't tried yet....Did you try minoxidil?

          • No yet...  I bought it but I have not tried yet .. But I will for sure. 

            • Ok do tell me the results..

              My hair become very thin☹️

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