I began losing my hair shortly after I learned that I was pregnant with my first child. My doctor attributed it to stress. My hair kept falling out in chunks in a pattern similar to someone undergoing chemotherapy. By the time my precious baby girl was born, I had undergone several tests, blood work, and had visited several doctors and specialists (all of which were baffled), and by the time of delivery, I was completely bald. No hair on my head whatsoever! My hair started to grow back shortly after she was born; then four months later, I lost it all again--including my eyebrows. Then a few months later, I started seeing some re-growth. Then my eyelashes fell out from one eye. I still have some hair, but it seems to be "deciding" whether it will come back or not. I have been on prednisone, topical treatments, and too many injections to even count (hundreds!). I've been tested for all auto-immune diseases and everything else from lupus to arsenic poisoning. Most doctors fall back on alopecia areata, but an extreme form of it???? I really don't feel as if I'm under a lot of stress, and other than one week of extreme stress shortly after I got pregnant, my life has been pretty stable (except the whole balding-thing!) Also, I have always struggled with exzema. any ideas?