I (35yrs. F) have been on Brintellix for two weeks (5mg and 10mg, respectively) and additionally to the common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and itching I'm losing noticeably more hair than before. Did anyone experience the same effect and has it stopped?
I can’t say that I have had that experience. I don't see it in any of the clinical studies either. I suggest you talk to your doctor about this one.
Yes After taking Brintellix I started itching everywhere. At first I thought it was just dry skin, but it didn't let up after moisturizing. Then I noticed that I was losing more hair than normal. I guess I'm just dense, but it took me awhile to figure out it was the Brintellix that was causing me problems. My hair did stop falling out when I discontinued the meds, but I'm not sure it all came back in. It was really depressing.
I just started Trintellix about 3 wks ago, same dosage as you and I have a definite loss of hair, since. I had this happen with Depakote as well in the last couple of yrs. Interesting too, because many yrs ago I was on Depakote without any side effects. Not only do meds affect people differently, our own chemistry changes and things can, over time affect us differently as well.
Yes, I,ve been on it for a month. 2 weeks ago I noticed significant hair loss. Talking/ doc tomorrow. Wondering if I can sue.
I'm so happy that I stumbled across this thread. I'm a 28fm and started taking Trintellix for close to a month now and I have been noticing that my hair has started falling out. This has happened before in the past when I switched birth controls, so clearly I'm sensitive to it. Has anyone else had hair loss with this med that stopped while they were still taking it? Thanks!
I've (31yrs/F) been on trintellix 4 months and I've experienced significant hair loss. It started out small, but has increased so much that I'm ready to titrate off of the med. Handfuls of hair fall out in the shower, right after I shower, while combing my hair and I'm constantly losing it throughout the day. Talk about depressing. I went to my doctor today for blood work. Everything appears normal so far. I'm really hoping that discontinuing the medication will alleviate the hair loss. I don't have much more to lose. Has anyone seen success post discontinuation? I'm dissapointed because I also felt like I was seeing good results, but the hair loss unfortunately outweighs all the positive aspects. I should add that I haven't changed anything else in my life, altough I've experienced increased nausea, constipation and decreased appetite while taking trintellix.
I haven't taken this med, but any can cause hair loss & many docs don't know this! I use minoxidil 2%. My hair loss is due to hormones or low vit B. No one is sure why.
Yes and I've stopped the med just today after researching that yes your hair can fall out. My hairdresser has pulled out clumps.
I’m only 17m, and it seems like my hair has started coming out somewhat quickly since starting this medication. I was concerned about hair loss before, but I’ve only been on 10 mg for about a week, and 5mg for a week before that. It’s concerning and I don’t know if it’s early stage balding, from my seborrheic dermatitis scalp issue, diet, or the meds. It’s really ramping up my already bad anxiety.
I have 28 years old from Spain. I am taking Brintellix for 2 months. I am losing a lot of hair!!! I stopped the treatment and I am going to the doctor...
My doctor prescribed me with Brintellix for depression but I came off it after 4 weeks as it made me feel suicidal as well as losing half my hair! Thank goodness I had a lot of thick hair. It came out in clumps 2 days after I started the tablets. The shower was clogged up, every time I put my hands in my hair it would come out and it ended up all over the house! I've now been off Brintellix for about 10 days & am feeling happier. My hair is no longer falling out as much but the texture has totally changed and it is very thin. For me, this medication was pure poison. I am so upset my doctor prescribed it. He told me he'd never heard of anyone losing their hair whilst taking it and that he was surprised I got on so badly being only on the minimum dosage of 5mg.
I (49 yrs M) am on Brintellix (10 mg) now for 6 months and have not observed any changes in hair. I had other medications before which made my pillow full of hair, but now with brintellix this is not the case.
Beside this it helps me greatly and adverse effect (nausea) is gone for the last month or so.
I know with other me d s that I experienced hair loss that 6 months later, it went away. It may seem like a long wait, but if the meds help, it is worth the wait. Best of luck to you!
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