I've decided to muster up the courage to write about my situation,,,Alopecia Universalis! Let me first start off with the good....I've been married for over 30 years and have 3 children, none have Alopecia - thank God. Let me say secondly, it has not been easy. I first started losing my hair at age 8. I am now 55. My hair have never come back. My elementary and teen years were the worst. Thought sometimes of committing suicide. It is my faith in God that I didn't I am strong! I decided at an early age, don't know when, but I was NOT going to let Alopecia dictate my happiness, even in my darkest days. I wear a wig all the time. I have been masquerading since a young girl. I am good at it now. It is tough in some ways, but you know what? GOD IS GOOD! I could not have asked for a better husband. I think this is in part because I was determined as a young girl not to let Alopecia run me. I am going to run it - point blank. If my hair wouldn't come back, then I would do whatever it takes to live as normal a life as possible. That is what I have done and it has worked for me. For all those who suffer with Alopecia, stay strong - live and enjoy your life. Make the best of what God has given us. This is my first time ever opening up. These types of forums were not available when I was young. This has been theraputic.