Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was devastated. The hair loss started a year ago, but it wasn't very bad...just a small coin sized baldness. Now I have a whole band of hair missing near my neck in the back. I have also lost a lot of hair on the left side of my scalp, but I did not take a picture of that to keep my face anonymous. I have posted here a link to two pictures of my Alopecia Areata. [attachment=0:6uuojvhp]amyAA1.jpg[/attachment:6uuojvhp] [attachment=1:6uuojvhp]amyAA.jpg[/attachment:6uuojvhp] The pictures may be a little blurry. I got injections 2 weeks ago (wasn't much painful at all for you gals out there that are kinda scared..the needle is really really REALLY small...waaaayyyyyy smaller than the amniocentesis needle i had plunged into me 5 years ago). I am very anxious to see results. I go back next week for more injections. My shedding has increased, and it disheartens me. I'm glad I found this site to have some sympathy. By the way my name is Amy.