Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am very happy I found this group so I have people to talk to who actually knows what it is like to talk to people with alopecia and the way it effects you mentally and physically. Lots of beautiful people on the sight and I look forward to meeting everyone.

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Comment by Ken Johnson on September 18, 2013 at 11:33am

I have had AU for about 9 years now and it has been the most mental struggle I have ever had tto deal with in my entire life. I still struggle with acceptance that I have this. It would be a lot different if It hasn't impacted every part of my life.

Comment by Sofia on September 25, 2013 at 2:09am

It's nice to meet you Ken! I hope you enjoy your time in this community. =)

Definitely check back frequently. I love how Alopecia World has members that are very close and friendly. Any questions, or just need to vent, we are all here for you!

Comment by Ken Johnson on September 25, 2013 at 11:07am

Thanks Sofia It took a while for me to join.

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Comment by Kathy on September 15, 2014 at 10:31pm
I am a new member also. I lost my hair in about a 3 week period last October. After a couple of months my eyebrows and eyelashes also fell out. It has been a really tough year and decided I needed some moral support from other people with alopecia. I think I am having a tougher time the last couple of months and don't know why. My father had AU and he lost his hair in his early 30's - at least I waited until I was 58. I can't imagine how hard it would have been if I was much younger.
Comment by itzmejudy on December 11, 2014 at 1:26pm

I just joined yesterday. I have AA for several years but because it has just been spots of hair loss Drs. did nothing. I had a spot that was 4" x 6"on left front side of my head but hair came back. Now I have a spot in same place but alot smaller and I also have what looks like male pattern baldness. My hair is very thin and I can see my scalp. I have tried all kinds of topical lotions, oils etc but they aren't working. I also have Hashimoto and have had gastric bypass so all of that also contributes to it. I am very depressed and embarrassed. I use to have such thick and beautiful hair and it is gone. I can't afford human hair wigs so I bought synthetic and they look terrible so I don't wear them. I still have enought hair I can do the comb over to hide it somewhat. How do you deal with the depression. I have not family to support me and friends don't think its a big deal because they don't understand.

Comment by Clairebear on March 6, 2015 at 7:40am

Hello, I am a new member as well.  My grandson, age 20 mos. has AA, but 80% of his hair has already disappeared.  It began after a bout with pneumonia that hospitalized him, but he has been sick with allergies and viruses since birth.  We just found out and will be taking him to a pediatric dermatologist.  Since he is so young I don't know what they will prescribe, but I am not liking this wait and see approach.  I am getting more depressed by the day and his parents are sort of in denial.  I am trying to overcome the grief I feel, but it is consuming me.   Does anyone know of a pediatric dermatologist that they could recommend in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area?  I feel so awful, but our baby is healthy and happy except for a constant cold.  I think I feel worse for his parents because they have no idea how bad this journey is going to be.  I will encourage them to join this group and a support group.  


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