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Blood testing/related auto immune

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindie Sep 16, 2013. 6 Replies

Hey All,For anyone who doesn't know my story, I first experienced AA in April of 2012. Had a huge softball size spot on my crown and then one in the front of my head. Both of which have since grown…Continue

Very inspiring woman!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annie Sep 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Hey all,Due to work I have been all over New York Fashion Week coverage and came across a designer I've always really liked. The design company is HONOR and their Facebook page linked an article…Continue

Dealing with the unpredictability

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy murphy Jul 1, 2013. 27 Replies

Hi All,I've been having a hard time lately with my hair and the emotions that are tied with it. I've had Alopecia Areata for a little over a year now. It started in April of last year as a small dime…Continue

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karalina Sep 15, 2017. 16 Replies

Hi All,Had a follow up appointment with my derm this week. He addministered the shots to my patchy shots as per usual, because why the hell not at this point. The spots are still active but I'm not…Continue

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Hi my name is Katelyn. I've Been dealing with AA since about April of this year(2012) and have been struggling with the ups and downs. Trying to find a balance between accepttance and hope. I've finally accepted that this is going to be a part of my life and not just something that will pass. I am here for support and everything else, the last thing I want to do is become some sad girl who feels sorry for herself. I want to find a way to be okay with whatever is going to happen. so HI! :)
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
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Yes - I am 18 or older

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Dairy free/gluten free

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 6:30pm 16 Comments

I've decided to try a dairy and gluten free diet(or at least cut them out considerably). I'm a big believer that your diet has a lot to do with the way your body reacts to an already existing problem. I'm mostly trying to cut out inflammatories because even before AA appeared in my life I've always had skin problems (rashes, itchiness, dryness) that I believe are connected to my diet. If it doesn't help my AA at least I'll be healthier! My question is for anyone who has tried a diet like…


New here, questions, opinions please. :)

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 4:24pm 10 Comments

Hi There,

I joined a couple of months ago and have been kind of quietly checking things out but now feel comfortable to post here. Here's my story in a nutshell.

I noticed a small spot around my crown in April of this year and within 6 or 7 weeks it was about the size of a lemon(weird comparsion? lol). While I knew deep down it was AA as I was a hairstylist for a handful of years and know all about conditions of the scalp, I needed a disgnosis. Low and behold it was AA. I got…


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At 9:32pm on May 9, 2013, Kevin Woolen said…

Hey neighbor how are things in Portland?  I have lost all my hair in the last few years and it does not seem to growing back.  I'v made the best of it, but I know it can be a lot of for a women.  Any way you're an absolute beauty not matter what your hair looks like.

At 6:49am on February 14, 2013, Alina said…


You mentioned a bumble and bumble product that matches your hair color you use to cover bald spots. Where in Portland can I buy it? Also, did you check out Northwest Dermatology? I have been getting treatment there for a few months and have experienced significant hair regrowth.

At 5:05pm on December 5, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Yes, there is an alopecia support group here. Contact Carl Soder, National Alopecia Areata Foundation group leader, or.alopecia@gmail.com.

At 2:56pm on December 5, 2012, SaraVictoria said…

Hi Katelyn, thanks for your nice comment :) I completely understand how you feel, alopecia sucks but I'm trying to remain positive which is easier on some days than others, I'm very up and down! It sounds like you are keeping positive though, and you look really fabulous in all your pics by the way. I hope that the treatments you are trying work for you as I know that they do work really well for some people and I'll keep my fingers crossed that your patches will fill in. It is especially hard when you work in an industry where you are surrounded by lots of very attractive people which is again something I can relate to! Feel free to get in touch if you want to chat (or vent) about any of this stuff! xx

At 8:12pm on December 4, 2012, anna ricci said…

How it goes around you? You have support?

I want to tell you that I support you and understand you ... beaucoup.J 'have a alopetia totalitis. And I do not accept it. My family abandoned me and my love that I thought I could live with him. Life is hard! I am at a stage that I believe the stop travail.Je just do not know what to do ...

I do not know where it will lead me .... no encouragement ...

have continued ...

At 5:07pm on November 26, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Katelyn!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann



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