donna walker margolies
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  • Carlisle, MA
  • United States

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I'm a suburban at home mom with nearly 20 years of nursing experience, 13 as an ER nurse. I experience total baldness first in the summer of 2007, noticing rapid hair loss in June and total baldness by early August. I was diagnosed by a skin biopsy. i've had hypothyroidism since 1996 and have maintained good levels on
Synthroid. I received multiple steroid injections in my scalp and experienced total, even thicker regrowth by the late spring 2008! Sadly, I had nearly total body hair loss again by May of 2009, just in time for my son's Bar Mitzvah , despite attempts to stop the shed with oral and injectable steroids. Now it's Jan. 2011 and without any further medical interventions I have 80% of hair re growth on my head and some signs of body hair too. Fortunately I never completely lost eyebrows or lashes.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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At 8:16am on July 26, 2010, Lisa M said…
Hi Donna,
Thanks for your reply, I found you on this website.
Yes, the headband wig is absoluetly fantastic. I would recommend getting a tight one so it doesn't move but this depends on you head shape ect...
It looked great, whilst I ran, did weights and worked out onthe step machine.
At 8:14am on July 26, 2010, Lisa M said…
Hi Donna,
Thanks for your reply.
I found you right here on Alopecia World.
The headband wig worked really well at the gym, I ran on the treadmill and also went for a run outside, I also did my weights and it worked a treat! My partner came with me and he also commented on how well it stood up to the exercise. I could even put the wig up into a high ponytail, which I must say felt absolutely amazing (especially when you have no hair)
Please feel free to contact me anytime,
p.s. I just bought another headband wig (yes, I'm addicted to wigs!) :-)
At 11:54pm on July 13, 2010, Gabriela Gonzalez said…
Hi Donna, I would love to attend but I am not quite sure where that park is and have no car.. I am not native to mass, I am here for college.. but thanks for the invite!
At 1:27pm on September 10, 2009, Donna DeHoog said…
Hi you have alot of pain with your hypothyroidism? I do! I have been to my acupuncturist twice really seems to help. I also noticed I didnt have as much hair come out in the shower today. He definitely keeps saying that he can help me. We'll see.
At 8:10pm on September 9, 2009, Donna DeHoog said…
Hello Donna!

Very nice to meet you! Yes I am still working as a RN....I work in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and currently looking for a different position. Kinda burned out of the ICU scene. I wish I could tell you about vacuum wigs but I do not know yet. I still have hair but it is quickly reaching the point where I am going to need to make a decision...UGH! I have hypothyroidism and despite my levels being "normal" symptoms worsen almost every day. :( I am going to an acupuncturist...he seems to think he can help me....guess we will see. There are lots of folks on here that know all about them. I do hear that they can be very hot though. Are you looking into getting one?
At 10:46pm on September 8, 2009, Donna DeHoog said…
Hi Donna....How are you? Saw your name in the group of Rn's with alopecia. I have been a RN for 6 years now....
At 8:12pm on September 7, 2009, JeffreySF said…
Hi Donna,

How are things going with you?
Did I tell you about the Boston Get-Together? It's actually in Medford. Not sure if thats close to you or not.
I have it posted on the Events page. Have a look.

At 6:18pm on August 14, 2009, Cindy said…
Hi Donna, thanks for the nice words on my blog about Samantha. She will be getting her 1st haircut in 2 years just before school starts. She is very excited. She has about 95% of her hair back now...Do you know about the New Englang Alopecians United, Inc group here in Ma. They will be planning events and I am sure we will see you then..Cindy
At 12:17pm on August 6, 2009, JeffreySF said…
Happy Birthday Donna!!!

At 3:48pm on August 2, 2009, Lynn said…
I just was diagnosed with scarring alopecia and am beside myself. I am so upset every day... I need to get it together though because I need to still work, we just bought a house here in West Hartford and I have a mortgage now. My boyfriend has been wonderful but I am just so unbelieveably sad every day. I need to talk to someone. It burns and itches every day and the ibubropen i'm using isn't helping. I'm on clobetsol too and had injections from a Dr at NYU. I feel so helpless. If you didn't think it was weird I'd love to talk to you over the phone. I just am so sad and just need to talk to someone else that has gone through this. If you're ok with talking please let me know. My personal email is Thanks.

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