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Cortisone epidurals and hair loss, brittle hair

I got my first cortisone epidural on September 7 of 2011; just had my fifth one last week. I'm getting them to take the pressure off of a pinched nerve at L5/S1. I do feel like they're working, at least a little.
Over the past year, my normally long, glossy, pretty mane has become decidedly dilapidated. Super-brittle and dry, breaks off, a bit more than normal comes out in my brush, and even after freshly washed, the texture is dull.

Anyone else have similar side effects? Anyone tried any products they'd like to share?


  • Hi,,

    I noticed significant hair loss with Lyrica. I've had two epidurals and I guess that hasn't helped either. But what is one to do??
  • LA Runner chick, Might i suggest Biolage conditioner. Its expensive but wonderful. Make sure you leave it on for as long as you can at least 10 minutes, longer if your soaking in the tub. I also use the biolage serum which helps smooth out my hair after its dried. Also rather than hair spray, use a small amount of conditioner on your hair once its dried and don't wash it out. works great.
  • JackFiveJJackFive Posts: 2
    edited 09/06/2012 - 8:20 AM
    Ya I can only blame age.
  • sandy jacobsssandy jacobs Posts: 1
    edited 06/13/2015 - 10:41 AM
    I am having significant hair loss since my epidurals. Has anyone had this and does it eventually stop?
  • Has anyone had their thyroid checked recently? Also birth control may cause hair problems. Wash hair every other day. I use the Pureology line of hydrating shampoo and strength cure products. Also ask your salon for special treatments such as Redken Chemistry shots- try to have them twice a month if you can afford it- or look on Amazon to purchase and condition yourself. Try coloring your hair a little less often too. Moisture, moisture, moisture!

    Good Luck.
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