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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed Alopecians' started by susieb, May 10, 2008.

  1. susieb

    susieb Guest

    Hi Ladies

    I havent posted for a while, just wanted to post new pics and get some feed back, havent been doing anything. Just trying not to stress about it...
     

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  2. hairyape

    hairyape Guest

    Hello Susieb

    Thanks for posting your pics.

    I wish I knew more about Alopecia Areata, but there are a few women here that have the unfortunate experience as well.

    Apart from the spots, your hair appears heathy.

    Have you seen a specialist to discuss treatment options?

    I wish you all the best.

    HA
     
  3. susieb

    susieb Guest

    Hi

    I have only had my blood test done. everything is good. except testosterone is low. Iron is good. folate is high.

    here is a pic of a close up. It look as though is growing back
     

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  4. angieangie

    angieangie Guest

    Low testosterone shouldn't be a major problem. Unless it's too, too low. If your sensitive to androgens, along with your Alopecia Areata, then you'd probably be fine with even no testosterone.
     
  5. sgomez33

    sgomez33 Guest

    Susie,

    Thanks for sharing your pics. So how long have you had these spots? Have you ever had any bouts of Alopecia Areata in the past? I do see some growth in one of the pics. The rest of your hair looks really nice and thick. Have you talked to a dermatologist about possible treatments? They can be quite effective for your condition.
    So how are you coping so far? I know having Alopecia Areata can be very frustrating. It's so unpredictable. That's pretty much all that's known for sure about it. Have you been to the NAAF(National Alopecia Areata Foundation) website? There is a lot of helpful information on there. They can even help you find a support group in your area. It feels so good to be able to meet others that are going through this too. I highly recomend it. I have just started a support group where I live. Words can't explain how great it feels to make a personal connection w/ others who have Alopecia Areata like me. It's so uplifting.
     
  6. Joann

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    Hi Susie,

    Thanks for sharing your pictures.You have healthy looking hair . I can't tell from your pictures if that is regrowth or exclamation point hairs. I certainly hope it's regrowth. :) Cortisone injections usually work quite well in the areas in the areas your bald patches are in. In the past I would begin to see regrowth within a month or so after starting the injections. Unfortunately they won't put the Alopecia Areata into permanent remission . Frustrating I know!!! :thumbsdown:

    Many but not everyone affected by Alopecia Areata will have spontaneous regrowth in about a year's time treatments or not. A more adverse prognosis is usually indicted if you were diagnosed Alopecia Areata at young age, have any family members with it or have allergies or eczema. Even so I had all those factors and still was usually successful at regrowing my hair until thi last time. Hope is certainly a word that can go go hand in hand with Alopecia Areata. Hair can always grow back if the immune system settles down.

    As Sarah has said it helps so much to share & meet with others who also have Alopecia Areata. We 're fortunate these days as support like this wasn't available when I was growing up with Alopecia Areata.

    I am more than glad to help you with any questions you may have. I've learned alot through the years dealing with Alopecia Areata & at the NAAF conferences I've attended.

    Hugs,
    Joann
     
  7. Redheaduk

    Redheaduk Guest

    Hiya Suzie,

    Those spots look familiar! However, mine now are pretty much clean - none of the random hairs that you seem to have popping up in the middle of the spots and this I think is a good thing for you.

    It's only a wild guess but I think you are going to see some more regrowth over the next few months. Whether or not other patches will appear is an entirely different ball game but the way yours are just now, look like mine when my hair did grow back. Unfortunately the majority of it fell back out again a year or so later but hey, that's Alopecia Areata for you.

    Fingers crossed for you.
     
  8. rayneStormRN

    rayneStormRN Guest

    hi, welcome, and thank you for sharing your photos...........i'll have to repost my pics, they got lost in the shuffle here lol.
     
  9. moonbeauty

    moonbeauty Guest

    Hi
    I'm sort of a new journaler at this site. I see your head there in the picture. Kind of shocking I'll bet. Anyway I have a 6 inch bald spot on the side of my head, a few smaller ones on top and a new one threatening to undo my frontal hairline. I have found alot of emotional energy getting sucked into those hair holes and find writing here to be informative and supportive. For me, writing is a very good tool to help learn about this problem and in writing I frame my experience for myself and the words I write about it are the words that keep it in perspective. Without words and journalling about it I know my imaginative mind would run amok, so I write my experiences, new to this hairloss problem. I get the impression most of the gals here are experts in dealing with it and have come to terms with it long ago. When they do write some words of wisdom, support or fashion advice I for one am comforted. It is an amazing thing to consider that there are total strangers out there that care enough to spend a few minutes sending words that can change your mind. No pun intended, but it is all in your head! Moonbeauty
     
  10. mollymoon

    mollymoon Guest

    Hello Susie,

    Thanks for sharing your photos. So sorry about all the patches but the rest of your hair looks thick and healthy. I've heard that steroid injections can be very successful in restoring hair for those with Alopecia Areata. It does look like there is some regrowth in the last photo!

    mollymoon
     
  11. alicat

    alicat Guest

    Hey!

    I don't know if anyone noticed, but this post is from May! The poster hasn't logged in since May 13!
     
  12. mollymoon

    mollymoon Guest


    OOOOOOPS!!!!!!! Very sorry :$

    I don't know how this happened!! I think I need a supplemental brain as well!!!

    Very Sorry again!!!

    mollymoon
     
  13. alicat

    alicat Guest

    Hey, it's nothing to be sorry about! I was just pointing this out in case someone was waiting for a reply from this poster !
     
  14. hannah88

    hannah88 Guest

    HI


    My hair loss looks exactly the same as that, the little ones didnt bother me at first but now I can't cover up my large patch as the others show!

    I have some regrowth around the edge of my patches, but that's it!

    It is so upsetting, I start a new job in a couple of weeks and it is making me even more apprehensive!

    Hannah
     
  15. Vlal

    Vlal Guest

    Hi Hannah

    Sorry to read about your struggles with Alopecia Areata. One of my close friends has it and I know she finds it very hard to cope with. Where is your large patch located?

    Vicky-Louise
     
  16. Filipinaako

    Filipinaako Guest

    susie,

    mine is starting to look like yours. one is on the side top of my scalp and at the back. i hope all this will be over soon.
     
  17. freakyfriday

    freakyfriday Guest

    susieb.....

    looks like Alopecia Areata

    i see baby growth,

    thankx for sharing
     

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