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Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Does anyone taking seizure meds find their hair thinning or hair loss to become more problematic the longer you stay on it? I've been on zonegran for over a yr now and I've been steadily losing my hair in chunks. Once my meds were upped after some scary seizures a few months ago, it seems like it's excessive loss. Chunks of hair at a time. My doc says I'm imagining it and it's "part of epilepsy" but I don't know.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had epilepsy since I was 17 and am now gonna be 70.it's more the meds than the epilepsy.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I once took Epival many years ago and I was lost a lot of hair.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It was so long ago, it was either neurontin or zonegran that caused my hair to stop growing. I am talking about, at the age of 11 or 12. It also came out in clumps. We are talking about 91 or 92. It also could be do to stress before I left my ex, my hair would come out in clumps. So, you have to evaluate the situation to find out which is the probably cause. Good luck!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

thru my live i had seizures and a lot of different meds. not one side-effect causes hair loss. i think it is something else. maybe it is too much stress.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member i take keppra and phenobarbital and my hair is normal. a lot of things will lose your hair. sometimes stress, sometimes just being old, and/or you are depleted of 1 or more things in your body. i take vitamins to counteract the side effects of keppra.

posted about 3 years ago
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