Polamalau has not seen hairdressing equipment or a salon chair for over a decade, that last time he had it cut was early 2000. So here’s a question. Have you previously experienced thinning hair after taking this drug?
Whenever as pointed out by their literature, hair loss is a ‘infrequent’ aftereffects of this ‘anti depressant’.
What that means is that only between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people will experience hair loss because of taking this drug. Whilst this doesn’t sound actually is something worth considering.
Drug -prescribed to treat depression and, at lower doses, to Know what, I ld my doctor and she weaned me off the Prozac but kept me on Wellbutrin.
They knew people would lose their hair and they chose to make a dollar instead.
Recently I have noticed thinning of my hair. It’s disturbing me, my hair has never been thick. I certainly hope so. Took Wellbutrin for about six months first time around. I’ve lost very much hair that I have been forced to cut my hair twice in the last 8 months. I am still losing hair but not as much. There is more info about this stuff on this site. I lost lots of hair all over. That is interesting right? Yes I had the burning and itching of the scalp. Now I’m more depressed than ever. It hasn’t helped with my depression that much finally. I began taking Wellbutrin around four months ago. Anyways, my hair is now paper thin. Will this help? Doctors dismissed my concerns that I was losing hair due to Wellbutrin. My doctor switched my other medications being that they no longer had the effect they have been supposed to. Fact, I reached back to consciously feel the thickness of my hair day and was shocked when I realized for the first time how thin it felt. About 2 months now. Went to my beautician -tried everything. I had very long hair, down to the lower part of my back. As a result, for the past two months I have noticed lots of hair falling out and I figured it was just an end of winter shedding.
I knew that it was the Wellbutrin that was causing my hair loss because of the time frame.
He was wrong but unfortunately I can’t seem to convince him to switch it.
I’m concerned I will never get my hair back, I’ve been taking vitamins and tried everthing since and I see a little improvement. I finally connected the dots and realized that Wellbutrin is only one new addition to my routine. My Wellbutrin -the generic one -was increased from 350 mgs to 450 mgs about 2 3 months ago. Then again, it just occurred to me day that it had been two hair months loss. I’m seeing my psychiatrist this week and I hope she takes my concern seriously. My hair is so thin when you can see my scalp easily. Experienced identical. Stopped taking it and hair grew back in about a years time. Certainly, I noticed that I was losing lots of hair about three months ago. I was only taking it for energy so I will find other ways to increase my energy. Nothing worked. Actually, I did a thorough blood work and everything was fine.
I hate the makers of Wellbutrin.
It has not helped me with my depression either.
It was quite scary seeing that much hair come off in the shower, and my bathroom floor would get covered in hair everyday! I’m very annoyed to say the least. Now wearing hats to conceal the loss. Carol, from NYC, USA I had massive amounts of hair loss, most definitely because of Wellbutrin -it ok about 5 being months on the tablet when the hair loss peaked and I stopped taking them. Notice a great deal of hair loss. Seriously. I still decided to stop taking it! Then again, I’m stopping the Wellbutrin right after this year. Wellbutrin has made my hair fall out a lot that I’m thinking about cursing out my doctor for giving to me. You see, whenever having thin hair at this point is making me feel so sad and scared it may never be as full again, my individual hair strands have always been thin, I have always had a bunch of it and it has always felt so full and thick. You should take this seriously. Ultimately realized it was the Wellbutrin. Did you hear of something like that before? Ok Wellbutrin again for two weeks and had my hair chemically relaxed in the front. I am also very self conscious about it when I have to make my way in public. My doctor ld me that it’s not an after effect.
By the way, the official statistic is 1 but it must be higher than that. Daisy, from Maryland, USA I’m looking for reasons as to why I have suddenly started losing hair.
Well I assume there’s a special hell for them. I’ve been on Wellbutrin for about five months now.
I am off them for 2 months and I’m still having hair loss -my hair is so thin and delicate -and the hair that is coming in new is all dark grey.. Lexapro made my hair fall out Now look, the medicaation helps with the signs and symptoms of my PTSD but has cause severe hair loss. I have spent over $ 5000 dot 00 for treatment at the Hair Club as long as the VA does not offer any kinds of conditions types. I started experiencing hair loss a few months ago.
I am 24 so this seemed odd.
I still think that Bupropion therapy had something to do with my hair loss.
About 2 weeks ago, By the way I started losing a bunch of hair. I am at a loss now as to what I must do. Anyways, at first I connected it to Lamictal which can also cause hair loss, it ok me a while to connect it to my medications. I also noticed a greyish streak forming right at the front. I noticed significant hair loss after 6 taking months it. I even have some bald spots. Basically, wellbutrin is a single one with a ‘potential’ aftereffects. I try to count my blessings any day, and so far, it works better than the meds! Started taking Wellbutrin originally in Sept. Now let me tell you something. Ladies, be warned that if you are on Lamictal as well this might be contributing. I have been using Wellbutrin for about 3 4 months now, and during this last month I’ve noticed my hair had been falling out. We are all beautiful, I am on Wellbutrin for 9 months. Yippee. By the way I also lowered my dose of Lamictal, he suggested using Hair Essentials, a herbal remedy. Let me tell you something. After having many tests not giving me an answer, I also started losing my hair to the point that I bought a hair piece. She did not comment on it, Know what, I saw a dermatologist and mentioned my experience with Bupropion.
I’ll take any ideas to dietary part) I ok a very low dose of Bupropion, that is a generic brand of Wellbutrin, for 9 months.
I am choosing to start weaning myself off the drug and hopefully I can report back that things go back to normal, I don’t really need to be on the drug, Know what, I do not have severe depression. I do have a call into my doc to get her input.
I was cutting down extra cutting down the excessive slimming working out with the higher dose and now I gained it back and I have not changed my eating habits. I started taking Wellbutrin after I had my 3rd child due to depression. Anyways, I was on a thyroid drug and she had me do a blood test to see if that can contribute to it. It’s just like this site is made about me. Just keep reading. It helps my mood stay stable. I have also noticed I have about 2x the energy versus being on it, that is a plus. Weight loss stopped and my hair started growing back. That all started after taking Wellbutrin as well. By the way I am suspecting that That’s a fact, it’s the Wellbutrin, I don’t dye my hair. And therefore I very rarely use heat on it. I started taking 150mg generic Wellbutrin on 27.It was about a week and a half and I am having startling hair loss.
I didn’t think anything of it, over a period of a few months I noticed I was losing more hair thought it was just the normal hair loss you experience after pregnancy.
I reported it to my doctor, and she seemed to be unaware of this side type effects which was very frustrating.
I had my ambition back, By the way I had my energy back, By the way I felt great. I have had tests done again and nothing is found. Let me tell you something. Only 150mg once a day. That said, just thought it was time for a haircut. It is I’m stopping it day!am 23, and was on Wellbutrin since April until about 3 days ago. Thought it was just time for a hair cut, started having dead ends. Notice that I decided to stop taking this medication and noticed that I also stopped losing my hair. Can see how I do still need it, I’ve been fully off for 2 weeks now. I see these websites with women saying it has happened to them. I also found multiple pea sized bald spots throughout the parts of my hair that I could see. It’s an interesting fact that the downside is my weight. Let me tell you something. Please help! It was my favorite part about my outer appearance. Essentially, for all the women who have commented above me, keep strong and stay positive. This is the case. It’s interesting.
One problem is my scalp burns and later itches and I am loosing hair.
I hope that even if my hair is still falling out more than it used to, it will continue to slow down since I stopped taking the Wellbutrin.
Maybe that triggered the scalp issue. My doctor was not surprised, I am very prone to consequences. Actually, the shampoo and conditioner seem to make my hair feel thicker, for sure. I the Wellbutrin helped with my depression but has made me extremely aggravated every now and then. I’m a 25 year old female so this horrified me and still is horrifying me. Fact, it’s been 9 months since I quit Bupropion. It still feels thin but at least And so it’s not all over the floor. I did start back at a lower dose, and have not had any problems like before. Far I am pleased with my choice to stop taking the Wellbutrin. Yes, that’s right! My boss replaced all the wheels and showed me all the hair wrapped up in the wheels. Then, at the sides of my hair where it first started thinning I have TONS of light grey hair! A well-known fact that is. I’ve never had a light grey hair during my life! Air dry everyday. Icing on the cake was when a wheel on my work chair broke. It was something I had not been successful with in the past, in spite the fact that I was trying. You should take this seriously. I will never take it again.
Accordingly the doctor has weaned me off Wellbutrin.
I did notice hundreds of hair in the shower and when I pulled my hair in a ponytail it felt thinner.
I receive my medicine from Right Source, connected with Humana. Basically the most thick, healthy hair anyone could imagine to have. I don’t seek for to take it though being that I know so that’s what was causing my hair loss! I love my Wellbutrin. I don’t look for to give up the Wellbutrin but I don’t look for to wear a wig either. I’m still going through this. It is I just got my hair done last week and the hair dresser confirmed that I am getting all my hair back. Now my hair is falling out again, more so than before. Surely it’s sad, being that this medication was very helpful in reducing my depression and anxiety. She suggested that I suffer from female hair loss unrelated to anything specific. Actually, at the time my scalp burned for the first time ever in every night. Then again, it didn’t concern me should fall out. I’ve always had thick hair.
I have also started using the L’Oreal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner.
Be skinny and bald or fat and have hair.
I have seen a doctor and she has prescribed Rogain and a steroid liquid with steroid shots. By the way I stopped the medication. Also, it has helped some but I am still loosing my hair. Now I see that it can be Wellbutrin as well. Now please pay attention. It’s always generic but not always identical maker. I was diagnosed with PTSD after a deployment to Iraq and was placed on Wellbutin. Now this past Friday I woke up with handfuls of hair. While spring time thing, I thought maybe it was a seasonal shed. Notice that there was no hair loss outside of the norm. Eventually, I haven’t used any dye for even when my hair is thinner I am glad that I caught the real issue when I did. As a result, lost weight very easily – in 6 months. I feel like my choice was not only a perfect one for me physically, mentally and emotionally, By the way I also do not feel as lightheaded everyday. For example, I started taking prenatals again and still nothing has changed, I ld my male doctor and for sure he said it has nothing to do with Wellbutrin and maybe I have low iron.
I noticed the p of my hair is thinning so bad that if I hold my hair back as if doing a pony tail only looser, Actually I can see right through my hair!
a couple of strands at a time nearly any time I run my finders though my hair By the way I panicked, Googled hair loss, and all the consequences of the medications I am on, as a normal person will do. I am able to stay within a certain weight and my sex drive isn’t affected by the drug. I usually only choose a haircut about twice a year, and that’s how healthy my hair is. On p of this, still no feedback on that yet. Sherrie, from Arizona, USASo I posted my experience a few months ago and pretty much confirmed that the Wellbutrin was causing my hair loss. I stopped the drug for a few weeks and my burning scalp stopped almost immediately. It has definitely lessened, while I am still losing hair. It doesn’t show as I always wear my hair down so I brushed it off, I was looking in the mirror and noticed the sides of my hair were thinning.
Since having anxiety about it causes stress and stress can also induce hair loss, I will continue to take a positive outlook.
It has not regenerated.
I thought it a solitary thing I’ve ever tried that actually worked for me! That said, this has not solved the serious issue. Considering the above said. I was on the 150 XL, generic version. Although, I started this medication to quit smoking, and it has worked for that, I’m smoke free for 5 days but when my script is up right after the month I should not be continuing it. I can’t even believe I found this site. You believe your hair loss is due to Wellbutrin, right?