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I feel like I am going to loose my mind as well as my hair

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed Alopecians' started by pomack, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. pomack

    pomack Guest

    Mine all started about 10 months ago and has progressively worsened. One quarter size patch to too many to count. Hair regrowth on a few areas, but new patches appear as some grows back, I had my firswt breakdown tonight, I am offically at a point where I can't hide it anymore. Ready to shave it all off and get a wig. So tired of dealing with the hair loss everyday. My days seems to have become consumed with thinking about my hair and the loss. Have done injections and given up with them. Taken biotin, tried oils, you name no success. Have an appt Friday for a wig fitting and pretty sure Im going to cutt it all off. I have always had thick and long hair. I actually have enough that I can donate what I do have cut off. Make a good thing out of a bad thing,

    Why must this be so hard? Wondering how this transition thing to wig will go at the work? Just really needing some support from others that deal with this and how they have dealt with it. I would greatly appreciate any input. I think I am offically cried out for the night.
     
  2. Brittney

    Brittney Guest

    Pomack...I'm so sorry you're feeling this way! I know what your going through and I'm so happy to hear about your appointment on Friday! Good for you for making plans :) Keep us updated and maybe post a picture of your new hair!
     
  3. salemsmum1

    salemsmum1 Guest

    Pomack,

    I know exactly how you feel and be comforted that you are not alone. When it happened to me I was lucky that my hair was long so I just managed to hide it by scraping it into a skinny ponytail to hide my very large patches (4, some the size of your palm and the rest thinned). I had a weave, but I found it uncomfortable (itchy) so it cost me a fortune and I only had it a few weeks. I used clip in attachments of hair that you can get fairly cheaply and that helped to cover patches espesh if I was going out socially. I found head bands useful too. One thing I have learned from this most horrific experience is how to do my hair creatively!
    I'm using Tricolopure tablets and apart from one small patch caused by a witch of a boss stressing me out, my hair has grown back. I cried A LOT when it started happening and it doesn't help that it takes a while for the shed to stop even when you take action. I was embarrassed and refused to talk about it to anyone except my husband (poor guy!), but when I did talk to friends (when I was able to do so without blubbing) they were really supportive and it was amazing how may people had experienced it themselves or knew of someone with it.
    My hair loss was stress and hormone related I think. I saw specialists, but none of them could really explain why it happened and I always felt pathetic that there were people in pain with terrible illnesses, when all that was happening to me was I was losing my hair, but I felt terrible and horrifically unsexy and depressed. There was no magic wand that a doctor could wave to make my hair grow back in a couple of days and that further depressed me. BUT I got through it. I wore hair pieces and head bands and hats and got on with my life. I'm lucky that my hair grew back, but I never take it for granted and try to keep my stress levels down and take my supplements regularly.
    I hope you feel better soon, but if you need to stress out here please do so! Go get that wig! I'm sure you will feel loads better once you've done it!
    Good luck xx ps St John's Wort has helped with the stress side of things for me too.
     
  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Senior Member

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    When I first started wearing my fall to work I was really nervous. My hair had gotten so thin, and as it thinned I kept cutting it shorter and shorter. The people I work closely with every day definitely could tell the difference as my fall is longer than my bio hair was then, and looks like a healthy head of hair. However, people who don't see me very often didn't know anything other than my hair had "grown" longer than they had seen it in awhile. Now, 9 months later no one gives it a thought, it's just my hair. I should also say that those who did know what was happening were very supportive. Several of the women confided in me that they are having issues with hair loss themselves. I know this is really hard, but for me, having nice hair again has made all the difference. I no longer really stress over my hair loss as there isn't anything I can do about it anyway. That's not to say I wouldn't love to have my own hair back, but I have Androgenetic Alopecia and I know it isn't going to come back. Good luck.
     

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