Hello! This is my first post here, so I'm not sure if anyone will even see this content.. still trying to figure this site out.
Anyway, I was officially diagnosed with alopecia areata by a Dermotologist about two weeks ago. But I knew I had alopecia for at least 3 months. My fear is what kept me from scheduling an appointment, and now I see that is a mistake. I could have stopped a lot of my hair loss sooner.
My doctor was very quick with my appointment. He looked at my bald spots, administered some steroid shots and I was out of there. He also reviewed some spots I had on my body that he diagnosed as Dermafibroma which are benign, I was relieved to hear that.
Point is, I've read online that alopecia is an autoimmune disease. I've also read that patients dermafibroma spots many times have autoimmune diseases. My question is, could alopecia be the disease that is causing it? Do you think it is related? Or could I be suffering from some other disease which is causing both the alopecia and dermafibroma?
I didn't see any signs of alopecia until 3 months ago, but I got my first dermafibroma spot at least 2 years ago.
I'm not stressed about this really. All my blood work was fine at my annual visit. I never have pains, or really any symptoms that are concerning. Does anyone out there suffer from other autoimmune diseases?
I would appreciate any responses. The human body can be so scary and confusing sometimes. If only if could talk to us right!? :P
Take care! And good luck!