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Hebbie

Tarceva and Hair Loss?

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Has anyone experienced hair loss with use of Tarceva? My hair is coming out in bundles.....I started Tarceva in June, but I also have a low thyroid right now that I am in the process of regulating and I'm pretty thin. Not sure what to attribute the hair loss to but wondering if Tarceva is playing a roll. Any thoughts??? :roll:

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I have a slow functioning Thyroid as well. My hair, and there's alot of it, thinned out quite a bit until I got on the right synthetic hormone. It very well could be it.

I'll let the others with experience comment on Tarceva.

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My mom was on Tarceva for a while and she started losing her hair. She said every time she would comb it over the bathroom sink the basin would be full of little hairs. It thinned a bit , but not all came out. She has been off of it for about a month now and she's not losing as many. We didn't know if it was from the Tarceva or a delayed reaction to the anethesia used in surgery in May.

Sue

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Maybe a combination of thyroid and anxiety? I remember years ago during law school days I was too high strung and my hair came out in clumps and I went to a dermatologist and he said extreme stress can cause hair los

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I lost quite a bit of hair last year on Tarceva. The rash was quite severe on my scalp and my hair fell out due to that. Since being on antibiotics my hair has grown back. Very slowly mind you.

All the best with it,

Sharon

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I have had spurts of losing hair on Tarceva. Strangely though, I lost just a little 1/2" all around my face and neck and nothing else. My doc didn't say why....she just smiled and said who knows what caused it.

For the most part, my hair just grows really really slowly!

Wendy

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Hebbie,

I haven't experienced significant hair loss but my hair sure is thin. I call it "Grandma hair". I must say that I am just happy to have hair. Sorry I don't think I helped but wanted to put in my two cents!

Take Care,

Rachel

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