Docs didn’t believe it was sulfa, just stress. A deficiency in folic acid can cause thinning and loss of hair. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease mediated by T lymphocytes that results in patchy or confluent hair loss involving the scalp and body. I don't fancy getting chronic diarrhoea or vomiting either. Reduced me to 1000 mg nonetheless. 3 … Forced to stop Methotrexate at week 8 due to hair loss. There are several existing treatments for alopecia areata but none of them offers stable and satisfactory results. 4 months on 2000mg per day but no improvement but also no side effects. Indirectly, the answer is yes. I’ve never experienced anything like this, am relatively young, ethnic so have lots of hair to come out (and oh it did). In one study, 26 patients with recalcitrant or severe alopecia areata (>40% scalp hair loss) received treatment with sulfasalazine 500 mg bid for the first month, then 1 g bid for the second month, and 1.5 g bid for a further three months. typed in Sulfasalazine didn't show up. Switched to Sulfasalazine and the hair loss stopped, but in the last couple months started losing hair again and have a bald patch on the back of my head. Switched to Sulfasalazine 7 months ago on 2000mg. Subject: Re: Sulfasalazine OR Methotrexate? Hair Loss Study Abstract Sulfasalazine is used as a therapy for various autoimmune conditions, including psoriasis; its effectiveness is presumed to be the result of its immunomodulatory effects. 1 The pathologic process involves a perifollicular T-cell infiltrate that causes a cytokine-mediated premature conversion of affected hairs from anagen to telogen 2 and abnormal keratinization with resultant abnormalities of the hair shaft. Promising results have been published in the past with the use of sulfasalazine in alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an unpredictable, autoimmune, hair loss disease affecting about 2% of the population. At 5 months I developed plantar fasciitis, severe fatigue, apathy, low mood and stiffness throughout my whole body. Sulfasalazine for Alopecia Areata. Sulfasalazine oral tablet is a prescription medication that's used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. how much did 3 months supply cost you? I'm 25 and this is NOT a side effect of sulfasalazine, so I guess this is just what many uc sufferers have to … Major hair loss started a few months after - I mean, major. where the heck do you buy this stuff on alldaychemist? I was told it was the PsA. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience hair loss as a symptom of the disease or due to medication that they are taking. 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