I know this subject has been brought up before, but now it's happened to me. A few weeks ago I noticed my hair was coming out a lot more than usual. I normally have really thick naturally wavy hair. After a few days of handfulls of hair, I decided just to shave it off with electric clippers (my hair was pretty long). I didn't notice any bald patches after I shaved it, just some areas that looked thinnner. I had a doctor appt. a few days afterwards and you should have seen the look on his face. There is nothing like having done something extreme to be taken a bit more seriously. He ordered some blood tests to see if there is a reason besides just FM/Meds that caused this. Since I'm somewhat young (and look young, I'm 33), I've received some comments from strangers, assuming I'm trying to make some sort of statement with my lack of hair. I've found this is an opportunity to educate them that my hair was falling out because of either medications I take for my FM or for some unknown to me FM related problem. That usually either shuts them up fast or I get to answer some questions about what FM is. I have since quit taking all my meds, except the ultracet as needed, and have been more vigilant with adding all my natural suppliments back in. I didn't get a withdrawl from Effexor like I expected (I was on 75mg, once a day), just some extra fatigue. I haven't taken my flexeril either, and I am not sure if I will go back on it or not. It's not that the meds didn't help me at all, but I think they were hurting me more than helping at this point (I was having other side effects). Hopefully my hair will not fall out again.