I have dealt with AU now for a year and it was devastation for me! Does this ever go away or once you have it you have it for life? I can't take the xeljanz right now b/c my cholesterol is high b/c my dr. took me off statin drugs last year thinking that the statin drug was causing hair loss. So it will be at least 3 months before I can start xeljanz medicine...so sad !!

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AA is for the duration of your life.  You may have periods of remission and hair regrowth or you may not.  It treats everyone differently - with no set pattern.  

I hope you have read the discussions on Xeljanz that are available on this site.  

The crux is that yes, in a lot of cases hair will regrow while taking Xeljanz.  The downside is that if you stop taking the drug you will re-lose your hair, generally in about six months.  So, it is something for the rest of your life also - or at least until something more hopeful comes along.  Other things to consider is the cost unless you're in a study or have good insurance, and the side effects.

Thank You for your reply! I will read about Xeljanz!



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