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Mike R replied to AA Journey's discussion AA and the Pandemic
"I understand how you must feel Hanna.  I am 36 years old and never had alopecia before I reached the age of 35, but the AA onset for me began in November 2019 and progressed during the early part of the COVID pandemic.  I had never been so…"
Aug 29, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"Hi, yes I am on the trial a little over a year.  It's not Tofacitinib.  I have had no symptoms or problems since being on the trial.  I am generally an active individual who runs about 3 5ks a week.  I was only AA for about…"
Aug 24, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"It's good news according to the study doctor.  It means they are going forward gathering more useful data on long term use. It seems like many things are taking longer to be approved by the FDA so it wouldn't surprise me if this is…"
Aug 23, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"FYI, I've heard the trial is extended another year.  It's looking pretty good for this particular Pfizer drug (Ritlecitinib) and FDA approval in the future."
Aug 20, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"Anyone planning to get the booster shot AKA, shot #3?  I believe I will do so.  I'm on the Pfizer trial currently for Ritlecitinib."
Aug 13, 2021
Mike R replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"I'm on the Pfizer trial for Ritlecitinib.  It's not Xeljanz but it is a JAK inhibitor.  I was told I didn't need to stop the drug.  It's not an endorsement but I had the Pfizer Vaccine and it's been a little…"
Jun 4, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"Wow, that's good to know.  I guess I'll see what they say when I go in for the 1 year visit.  I'm in California.  It would be amazing if they allowed me to continue but I am also interested in tappering off the drug too…"
Jun 3, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"To clarify a typo’ I’ve had no I’ll effects from the vaccine.” "
May 13, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"Happy to report I'm 2 weeks fully vaccinated from the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.  Other than a small fever after shot 2, I've had to ill effects and no shedding. I was told I did not need to stop taking the drug to get the vaccine and that…"
May 13, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"Happy to report I'm 2 weeks fully vaccinated from the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.  Other than a small fever after shot 2, I've had to ill effects and no shedding. I was told I did not need to stop taking the drug to get the vaccine and that…"
May 13, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"Great to hear that.  And thanks for the thorough post previously :). Congrats on the haircut! It's great when people here detail their variables so that we can all make the best decisions based on our shared info!"
Mar 26, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"FWIW, if you look at Pfizer's chart on this article, it's goal is to bring Ritlecitinib to market in 2022. https://scrip.pharmaintelligence.informa.com/SC142970/A-SlimmedDown-Pfizer-Sets-A-New-RD-Goal-25-Launches-By-2025"
Feb 18, 2021
Mike R replied to wfz's discussion vaccination and alopecia areata
"I agree.  If anyone else posts about the vaccines.  Please list the following information so we have at least some idea of the variables here (of course, only if you're comfortable) Age: Gender: Vaccine Type: # of Doses: Current…"
Feb 17, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"Wish I could answer these questions.  I won't be getting PF after the 2 year trial ends for me in June of 2022.  I don't have a plan but would not want to go on Xeljanz if there's a better option.  Hard to say. …"
Feb 17, 2021
Mike R replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"This is great advice and as a 35 year old male on the Pfizer trial currently (9 months), with complete regrowth and no side effects , I intend to be active, healthy and dedicated to living well.  It's the only way I know I can prevent some…"
Feb 12, 2021
Mike R replied to Jim In Cali's discussion Pfizer Trial
"I've been on the Ritlecitinib (Pf-06651600) trial in California for about 9 months.  Was AA/AO for the first time in my life, starting at age 35m before joining the trial.  The drug began working after about a month and a half and…"
Feb 12, 2021

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I'm newly diagnosed and searching for help with coping and treatment.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
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Yes - I am 18 or older

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