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How to deal with depression because of alopecia....

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Sad_Rapunzel replied to Susan's discussion How to deal with depression because of alopecia....
"No, it's not true  It feels like God makes fun of me. Like I'm the least loved child of his and he's just take everything from me. I've been punished but with no reason. And I see all these girls around who live much more…"
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Sad_Rapunzel replied to Susan's discussion How to deal with depression because of alopecia....
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Im Susan, Im 34 yrs old. I am happily married to an awesome man and I have 2 gorgeous sons!! They make me proud. I have suffered hair loss since 2004 after taking an antidepressant called Wellbutrin. I have periods of major shedding, and my hair never seems to recover. It has been devastating for me. I have low self esteem and feel as though my world has been turned upside down. I need to meet people who can bring me out of the dungeon.
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At 6:02am on August 21, 2009, Tracy and Amanda said…
Hi Susan,
How are you?
At 8:15pm on August 7, 2009, Sheryl Miller said…
Hi susan ! I like you website ! Sure is nice to see that you are not alone out there with the hairloss issues. It feels like I am alone because I personally dont know anyone who is going through this. Anyway. Do you think the Wellbutrin caused the hairlosss. I am taking it now and have for about a year. My symptoms lean towards per-menopause, but the doctor I just saw yesterday told me "your symptoms dont mean that there is anything wrong." I honestly wanted to slap him up side the head ! My husband has been so supportive with me through all this. I have spent the last 4 years diving myself into a hole and pretty much disassociating myself from friends. I know it isnt healthy, but EVERYWHERE I go I look at every woman's hair I see and it makes me more depressed about mine. Anyway. I truly enjoy all the friends you have on your site and I wish you all the best of luck with your condition and your happiness ! God Bless !!!!
At 6:20am on May 29, 2009, Tawny said…
Hi Susan. My wig is synthetic. So far, I just put it on my head and go! I don't use tape or anything, it stays one really well - even through a bit a of wind and canoeing. I think if i were going to be outside for a long time on a windy day, I might use some kind of adhesive just for added security. It's not hot at all - mine is mono-top, hand-tied, and because it's short I guess, I can honestly feel the breeze on my scalp. Mind you, it hasn't gotten really hot out yet and I haven't been outside under any blazing sun yet, so that remains to be seen. But so far, I have been able to wear the wig for over 12 hours in a day and be perfectly comfortable. I LOVE IT!
At 8:01am on April 23, 2009, kaitlin lavin said…
aw thank you!
At 6:46pm on November 11, 2008, Melody said…
UNCG is awesome.
What is he thinking about majoring in?
At 6:11pm on November 11, 2008, Melody said…
Well, I've had experience with all of those schools.
My mother lives right off the campus of Western Carolina and my sister goes to Appalachian. She loves it.
Make sure your son has a car if he's going to Western. Civilization is a good 15 minute drive. Have you visited all of these schools?
They are each very unique.
Good luck on the College search.
Maybe we can meet sometime. Hickory is on my way to my mother's and my grandmother's house.

Keep in touch!
At 12:05pm on November 11, 2008, Melody said…
Well, sadly I won't be attending UNCC next year, but your son will probably love it [with the basketball and all].
I've declared an art major, and I'm hoping to transfer to Appalachian for fall of 2009.
I have been seeing Dr. Graham at Alamance Dermatology in Mebane, NC [I am from Burlington and I go home on the weekends]. She has been very interested in the latest research and making sure that I am coping with my alopecia. I would recommend her to anyone. I have been treating my eczema through that office since I was just a child, but with a different doctor. I was lucky to find someone close that knew what she was doing from the start.
I have been getting steroid injections on my scalp once a month since July. I am considering giving it a few more months before discontinuing the treatments. It's helping to grow the hair back, but it is still falling out at a rapid pace.

Similar to your situation, my hair loss began after going on Zoloft for 1.5 months. Also around the same time, I switched birth control from Yasmine to Yaz. At the end of this month, I am going off the Yaz and getting Paraguard [the non-hormonal IUD] to see if it helps spur any regrowth. I have alopecia areata that seems to be heading toward totalis. I'm not sure if this information helps you out with fpb, but I will let you know how my experience with this goes as well.
At 5:08pm on November 7, 2008, Lisa said…
Hi Susan, I am on spironolactone. I just got off of birth control as I wanted to no longer mess with my hormones. My doc seems to think that it is working, I am not so sure. I had a TON of hair and have lost a lot, however no one else can notice yet. So perhaps it is helping. Fingers crossed! Good luck to you!
At 7:45pm on November 4, 2008, Celeste Edwards said…
Hey Girlie!

Thanks for the comment on my blog :) That's too funny that you read it to your husband!! But I completely understand! Sometimes I do it too! Other peoples words work better than my own in explaining this craziness to him!

Thanks for your kind words too!! It always feels good to be told you're beautiful!!! :) Right back at ya btw!!

I HAD to laugh!! You too take pictures of yourself while driving!! LMAO!! I thought I was the ONLY one!! We MUST be soul sisters to have SO much in common!!

At 5:52pm on July 18, 2008, Danna said…
Hey there Susan. How's it going for you?

We haven't chatted for a while. Hope it's not too hot where you are. ~Danna


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