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Squaric acid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Jan 13, 2014. 6 Replies

Hello! I am new to this site but have had alopecia areata on and off for 5 years. I kept it under control with cortisone injections for about 4 years but this past year it has been the worst it has…Continue

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About Me:
I'm 28 years old and have had alopecia on and off for about 6 years now.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Stress, alopecia and endocrine system?

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

For me, all of my flaire ups of alopeica have happened directly after large stressful events in my life... and while I know it may not be the case for everyone, for me I believe that stress has a direct correlation with my alopeica.

I was doing some research on autoimmune disease and stress and found a few articles that described the relationship. One site said "recent reviews discuss the possible role of psychological stress, and of the major stress-related hormones, in the…


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At 12:37pm on May 12, 2015, Starshine said…
Wow, we are similar. I was also on methotrexate for over a year. Grew some brows back and some vellus, but once I stopped, it fell out. Now I am AU, but have only had this stupid condition for a total of three years, two of which I still had scalp hair. I wonder why we are so slow at responding. Please keep in touch and let me know how you are progressing and I will too.
At 11:53am on May 12, 2015, Starshine said…
Hi Julie, I am so glad to hear from you. I was beginning to think I was the only one who was not seeing amazing results from xeljanz. Are you AU? How are you getting it?


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