I was diagnosed about six weeks ago with Alopecia Areata. This disease is very new to me. I tried the steroid solution and it just irritated my skin. Yesterday (4/23) was my first time getting the steroid shots. I was given 7. So how many of you have tried the steroid shots? If these shots do not work I am considering getting a biopsy done just to see what is going on and making sure there are not any other auto immune disease effecting my system. Also what has everyone been trying for their hair? For shampoo I am trying non scented baby shampoo and coconut with vitamin E conditioner. Have any of you ever noticed that a certain medication has made it worse? And for the ladies, has birth control made it worse for you? I am at a point where I would like to keep the hair I have because i still have quite a bit on my head left. So if you have any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them!!