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I have had alopecia areata on and off for the past 12yrs. 50% loss at its worst. Had Triamcinolone injections on and off, but not for the last two yrs. Losing hair rapidly again. My daughter, who is now 23, lost all of her hair due to alopecia universalis at 3yrs old and it has, for the most part never returned. No other member of our family, now or in the past, has ever exhibited signs of alopecia.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Bald at work

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:30am 6 Comments

We'll, I made it through my first day! 90% of my hair had fallen out so I shaved the rest off over the holidays. I went back to work yesterday. I was full of anxiety. I decided to send an email to the people I worked with most often so they wouldn't be shocked or think I had cancer. The response was uplifting and I even ate lunch in the cafeteria with two of my close friends. I never thought I could do it. But I did! Onto day two!

Ottawa, ON Canada

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Hello Everyone,

I see in the past there were people interested in getting a support group of sorts together for the Ottawa area. I'm here too and would be interested in chatting here with other Ottawans or getting together to see what everyone is doing for their alopecia. I have alopecia areata with about 90% hairloss. I shaved the rest off before the holidays, it was all just falling out anyway. I have been dealing with AA personally for about 10 yrs, but this is the most significant…


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At 5:15pm on March 9, 2014, Vicki said…
I have AA with dark patches of hair that I shave off every few days. I now have some peach fuzz filling in some of the bald spots. I wonder if I should be shaving them off or leaving them to grow. Does anyone have any experience with this and if so, did your new peach fuzz grow in?
At 4:24pm on January 27, 2014, Anisha said…

After about a year most people send their's in for repair and maitenance. They shed hair over time like most wigs, and they can add hair to them. I've had mine for over a year when the cap tore .... not sure how, never heard of that happening. I just purchased a second hair piece and I'm sending the old piece back to Follea for repairs.

At 5:33pm on January 23, 2014, Anisha said…


The Grippers run $4,000 to $6,000, depending on the model and length of the hair. The Gripper Sport is the cadillac of hair prosthesis, and is the most expensive. It's designed for those w/ an active lifestyle who need extra grip. The Gripper Cool is great in warmer weather, and runs about $4,500.

At 11:20pm on January 5, 2014, Mindy said…
Hey Vicki. Right now I am just wearing my hair in a short pixie and covering the spots I have. My hair started to grow back so I have little hairs in my bald spots but I started going through another shed :(. The top of my head is so red and inflamed. It hurts so bad and then gets itchy. A friend of mine just got diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer so I told her I would shave my head with her. I have wanted to or some time but then I was ok with the pixie cut...until I started shedding again. Some spots show so I guess I will wait and see how big they get. How is the bald head? I have heard it is relieving to shave it. How did work go?
At 7:34pm on November 2, 2013, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Wow, that's great, being a hairdresser and having alopecia.

I think you both would like the book! Let me know after you read it...and if you have any questions or just want to talk, I am here.

Hugs and blessings to you both!

Leslie Ann

At 5:42pm on November 2, 2013, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome Vicki!

How are you and your daughter today? I have AU, too.

Leslie Ann

At 9:30pm on October 17, 2013, Lexi said…

Thanks so much Vicki. I appreciate the response back.

At 9:13pm on October 8, 2013, Lexi said…

Vicki, what kind of wigs does your daughter wear, if I may ask? Thank you.

At 7:06pm on September 30, 2013, Vicki said…
Hi Nammer,
Where in Canada are you from? I live in Ottawa, Ontario.
At 12:20pm on September 25, 2013, Nammer said…

Vicki welcome to aloepcia world and nice to see a fellow Canadian!
I am 24 years old with Alopecia universalis, if you or daughter need anyone to connect with I am here now and there.



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