I'm 23 years old and just got told I had alopecia areata. I have a bald spot on top of my head that my 6 year old son noticed about 2 weeks ago. I chopped it up to him being funny til my husband noticed it too that same night. I was horrified. I made several appointments and was referred to the Derm. I went for the appointment and the lady was like you have alopecia areata there is no know cause for it and no cure for it. Would you like some shots? She gave them to me and then she was gone. I had so many questions and No answers. :badmood: So, my expience with this is... within six weeks I lost a quater size spot on top of my head and it started growing back before I saw the doctor. Is this normal to lose hair and have regrowth in 6 weeks? How many ppl actually of mild cases, I'm scared ppl with think low of me. I'm scared that my husband wouldnt' be attractive to me! he said he would be just fine but really how? I'm lost confused and can a man really love a bald women? Please help I'm so lost and just need some comfort. Sorry ladys if the post is odd i have worked a 16 hour shift and I'm tired. Thanks for any and all replies.