Hello, I've been diagnosed with lupus (SLE) last year. Suffering from hair loss since I was 12. It began as diffuse hairloss with some batches on the back. The following years were depressing, so I don't remember when exactly I became bald on the back and sides. Hairline is an inch or two above the ears. After my diagnosis the hair on top grew back by about 40%. I had thick hair to begin with, so I never feel satisfied. Not to mention the bald back and sides. I know prognosis for ophiasis pattern is poor. What is considered favourable for ophiasis recovery? My dermatologist does not believe the hair will grow back. Recently out of despair I started applying all products in hand, castor oil, Ayurvedic oils, a serum. It was completely smooth before, now I see hair springing up diffusely. It's not much, but it's there, one hair in one circle of 1cm diameter. The sides are better than the back. Do I have any chance? It's alright if it takes 1 or 2 years to come back, it's better than never.