Hi everyone im new to AA and i live in Tasmania Australia, id never heard of AA until i was diagnosed and as ive had long thick hair for last 20 yrs i was devastated, i have 1 large spot on back of scalp about the size of an orange but it has some new regrowth, i thought it was over but last week i found 2 more spots on top and rightside of scalp, i am now on anti depressants to help with the stress and i have been applying cortorsone cream for about 4 weeks, can anyone tell me how long it usually takes for cream to help and are the injections painful, im a bit of a sook when it comes to needles and the thought of having them inject into my scalp is a little scary lol....looking forward to chatting and sharing


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Comment by JeffreySF on August 25, 2014 at 9:21pm

Hi Lyn,

Unfortunately, the cortisone creme doesn't typically work. Injections can help in some cases but only if you keep getting them. And yes it hurts to be stuck with a needle.

Comment by linnetdownunder on August 26, 2014 at 5:26am

thanks :-(

Comment by JeffreySF on August 27, 2014 at 1:55am

Don't you worry, We have a very positive future! I can feel it!


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