Well. I'm not sure where to start. Basically I had AA on and off since I was 4 years old. At 12 I finally decided that the PUVA treatments and the high dosage of steroids were breaking me down so I just lost all of my scalp hair and have been bald ever since! Middle and high school were definitely the worst, the kids were beyond horrible. Which had lead to my major self esteem issues, which I'm sure all of us have battled with.
During my junior year in HS I started having major…
Hi all, Been awhile since I posted, but finally accepted having no hair only took a year....yeah go me, but now I am looking for a new Job as my Job is being made redundant and I have an interview on Monday but don't know how to address the Alopecia thing my current work place was accepting but the idea of having to make new employers understand is hard, Just wondering does anyone have a booklet or a letter they have attached to there resume's or given out that explains it, something that…Continue
Tomorrow I am going to start a new routine of natural vitamin supplements A-E, a shampoo with zinc, daily scalp massages, rogaine twice a day and yoga and meditation classes because i believe that stress plays a major role in this disease. I so tired of my doctor dismissing every alternative as inconsequencial. It's my hair thats falling out not his. I'm not going to take this lying down anymore! I'm not going down without a fight. I'm naturally high strung and vociferous, so that will be a…Continue
Pleased to discover this fine forum. My male partner began having mild alopecia last fall at the age of 55, starting off with a bare patch on his chin. This spread to make a larger area, then we noticed a few bare patches on the back and sides of his head. He has quite dark, short hair and I have noticed that some small bald areas have been slowly growing back though now grey or very light hair. His regular visit to get his hair trimmed became uncomfortable as he was very conscious of others…Continue
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I've been reading about it and I am curious, has anyone here tried this diet and if so, would you recommend it? I am considering ordering the guide and trying it out, but I would hate to waste my money on something that doesn't work.
So I have had alopecia areata since I was two. I have always had somewhat of long thin hair with little patches that nobody ever noticed. I decided to get hair extensions last year which pulled out about 40% percent of my hair but not all of it.Last month I had a fight with my best friend and all my hair fell out.I wear a wig now(im only 13)and its really tough. I have never talked to anyone with this disease who is my age and I hope I can meet someone who does:)thanks
To basically start, I was diagnosed with Alopecia when I was 10 years old. At the time I was just a kid and had no idea how rude and mean people could be at the time. Had no friends until High School because kids wanted to poke fun and be ignorant, this was when Alopecia was not as known back then. Long story short some hair came back but never all the way, in High school continuing on to now I have such amazing people in my life and never thought about my hair loss to much. It became who I…Continue
All my hair fell out whilst on vacation last September,from having a full head of dark brown hair (not great hair mediocre at best but all mine)to nothing and have subsequently found out it ain't coming back.
So after a good cry I decided only to look at the positives of this.
A three minute shower means 20 more minutes of sleep,No misbehaving to sit staring at oneself in salon mirrors whilst having hair styled
(HA) legs & other body parts no longer have to be…
I have had alopechia for 2 years now and still can not come to terms with. I have been hiding inside my house,trying to hide from everybody.Does anybody here had eyebrowtattoo's put on as I am seriously considering getting them done,and also scalp tattoo's seen some places in USA that do it and looks really good,
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata.After that I lost all self-esteem that I had at the time. Throughout the past couple of years, I have begun to receive some of my self-esteem back. Other days being better than others. Around six years ago I picked up playing volleyball and fell in love. I have continued to play ever since. In my most recent season, a couple months ago, I decided I was fed up with hiding my alopecia from my team mates that I adored so much. I prayed and…Continue
I am a freshman at a New Jersey State College. I enrolled in an acting course and I was given an assignment that really helped me open up about my condition. We were each given a poem and we had to write an essay about why we would have written that poem today. What would have inspired me to write this? The poem is called Phenomenal Women and after reading it a few times, I knew that writing about alopecia would be my best option. Here is the link:…Continue
Hi, my name is Jerrod I am 28 and have been dealing with alopecia areata for about 1 1/2 years. It started with just a small patch of thinning hair that was not noticeable to anyone but me. A few months after I noticed that small spot I was getting my haircut and my barber noticed the patch, which was larger by then and totally bald, he told me about alopecia.
Since then I have been doing my best to hide the bald spot in hopes of spontaneous regrowth. However, the affected area has…Continue
Today I signed up for a gym membership and the only reason Im saying anything about it is because something funny happened. I was changing directions of the machine to do the other side of my body and this guy comes running over to help me. I had it under control and he said to me "How long have you been fighting the good fight." It took me a couple of seconds to figure out he thought I had Cancer. I responded but saying I don't have Cancer it's Alopecia and it fell out about a year and a…Continue
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Mine: ...the reverse of parasitic mistletoe clumps that attack bare winter trees.