I have had Alopecia Areata ever since i can remember. I think my mom first noticed bald patched when i was 2 years old. Well they never became big enough for me to really notice until 2011. In 2011, i lost about 50% of my hair and have been getting steriod shots in my head every 4 weeks. Its been a roller coaster really...It would regrow and everything would be good then it would get way worse again. Oct, 2016 i lost about 60% to 70% of my head, i shaved it. By the way,....BEST decision ever made k? Well, its been about one whole month since i have shaved it. I had a few really dark patches growing rapidly in random spots. I was thinking maybe this is where i had my last injections. But other then that nothing...maybe im being impatient but the only hairs i feel or kind of see are extremely thin and nearly invisible. What does this mean ? am i being impatient with my regrowth or is it normal? 

P.S. Im new to this site, say hello :) 

Lauren Terry

USA, VA, 21

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Comment by Tamera on January 28, 2017 at 1:54pm

Steroid injections take time, I have done them off and on for the last 24 years.  Be patient!  Best of Luck to you!

Comment by RileyR on January 31, 2017 at 1:25am

Patience is clearly a virtue.  The few patches of hair that have sprouted on my head since being diagnosed with AU 18 months ago have also been very thin and light.  Three weeks ago I decided to shave them off and start fresh with the new year.  Although I haven't had new growth, the shaved hairs are growing back darker and thicker.  

Please keep us posted on your progress.  


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