Hi, I'm actually on here because I don't know where else to go. My daughter was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when she was 10 yrs old, and has had on and off again mild episodes since. They have always rectified themselves. She is now 15 and about a week ago started the worst Alopecia "event" she has had thus far. Her hair is coming out by the handfuls, falling down her back just when she walks around. She started the topical treatment right away, but nothing seems to be stopping it. The hairloss is now noticeable, and difficult for her to hide. She has spent the last week crying almost nonstop, she of course fears that she is experiencing the start of Totalis. I feel so completely helpless. She is fearful of her boyfriend breaking up with her, friends rejecting her, etc... As an adult I can rationalize all her fears, but as a 15 year old she is unable to put things in perspective. I'm not sure what to do next. Any advice is appreciated. 1. I've called the doctor about pursuing injections. (Of course he hasn't called back yet.) 2. We will quickly be in need of some type of wigs, extensions, or something. However, since her hair is actively falling out I am unsure what to look into. 3. My daughter is most interested in the "bonded" hair, like from Apollo. She is very active, obviously a busy teenager, and competitive cheerleader. Any suggestions as to a good company, or if this is a good option. (We live near Raleigh, NC) Thank you so much for your help, I would do anything to ease the emotional trauma she is experiencing right now.