I've had Alopecia Universalis for about 3 years now. My dermatologist had started to give me shots in my head, which I very shortly cut out of my visits with him due to the pain it gave me. He gave me methotrexate to see if that would help my immune system get more on track but as anyone with alopecia knows, it seems to be that we are all test rats for whatever meds to take. I also researched this more intense drug called Xeljanz. It was tested on a patient at Yale University who had psoriasis but it really improved his hair over an 8month period more than anything. 

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Comment by manuel j. torres on March 5, 2017 at 2:37pm
Hey there Zakr07,
I just started taking XELJANZ I'm on my 3rd week. So far nothing really major it takes about 3 months to really start seeing results. But, I have already started to see my eyelashes ( White hairs) growing a bit. I'm really looking forward to see good results. I definitely recommend it. My doctor has 3-5 patients on it as well and they have had %70 of their hair back. You should definitely consider it
Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on March 17, 2017 at 1:40am

There is a member who has been blogging his experiences with Xeljanz here on AlopeciaWorld.com.  You might want to check it out.  


Comment by LucamoreDub on July 12, 2022 at 4:16am

How did you even agree to take the medicine that wasn’t tested properly (I mean for a long time and on a bigger number of people)? IDK, it just sounds so scary for me


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