I received my 2nd hep B shot about 2 months ago and I swear I'm losing my hair like crazy. Anyone else experience this?
Dec 6, '06
Quote from Lacie
I developed immunity but never the disease nor as a carrier thank god. They told me I probably had symptoms of the flu at one time or the other not having a clue it was a result of Hep B.
The VAST majority of healthy adults -95%- who aquire HepB either are asymptomatic (50%) or have flu like symptoms and the disease is completely cleared from your body and you have lifelong immunity.
VAERS database also shows reports of hairloss with HepB and other vaccines so it is possible.
Last edit by marilynmom on Dec 6, '06
Dec 6, '06
Thanks you guys. I know its pretty rare and theres no way to tell for sure if its from the vaccine or from something else. I take metoporol also and hair loss is a side effect of that also but I've been on it for about a year, the hair loss has been going on I'd say for about 6 months but it is getting worse. I just had a physical, had my thyroid etc checked and all was normal. I am scared to death that I'm going to develop bald spots or lose all of my hair. I have to get my 3rd hep. B shot soon, if it is the cause I'm afraid the rest of my hair will come out with another booster.
Last edit by Princess74 on Dec 6, '06