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  • Windermere, FL
  • United States

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Up until a week ago, I considered myself healthy, attractive and mostly happy. Now that I have a patch of hair the size of a half dollar missing from the back of my head, I am wondering the what when and where is this all going.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Doctor says every form of alopecia is genetic

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:30am 16 Comments

Except for my dad who has been receding since his 30's every one else in my family seems to have their hair. In conversation with my dermatologist last week, he said my AA is genetic. He says the gene lives and has lived within me from birth. He says it's been dormant, but something triggered it. He continued to say, that in so many people that have a genetic predispositon, AA could stay dormant their whole lives, while in others in shows up in their teens...or after episodes of stress or…


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Posted on July 9, 2012 at 11:00pm 6 Comments

As luck would have it my mother owns a beauty supply that specializes in wigs and hairgoods in Orlando, FL. Ever since I can remember I have been around hair salons, beauty supplies and hair goods.

I have seen many cases of hair loss among men and women. So when I saw a bald spot in the back of my scalp 2 weeks ago, I knew exactly what it was. I was bewildered to the why I had alopecia areata suddenly, since I am in my 50's and have no family history of it. However as far as my immune…


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At 4:32pm on November 9, 2012, Louis said…
Hey Sandy, just wanted to say hello and see how you are doing with things. Hope life is treating you good and the diet is still working! I continue to see results, i cant believe how much progress I've experienced. Bout to try to post updated pics...hope your experiencing the same results still, have a blessed weekend!
At 1:07am on August 13, 2012, jessiandjanis said…

Hi, my daughter has AA too, she has it for about a month. We where at a pool party and she got out and that is I notice the spot and know about half is gone. She is only 13. What s hard is for me to watch the hair coming and feeling hopeless and another is when we first tell people it is always the same thing try this or try that or go to another dr. I am still have not came to terms with her hair coming out.



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