Well, I went back to the dermatologist for my Alopecia Areata today. This is my 2nd visit with him (although I've been to a lot of other doctors/derms). This guy is a National Board Certified specialist in hair disorders, so I expected a lot from him. The first time I went, he prescribed Olux and told me to get a wig (how HELPFUL!). Anyway, when I went back today and removed my wig, he was shocked by how much hair I'd lost. I told him the Olux hadn't worked and he agreed. He told me I'd lost too much hair to get cortisone injections on my head (I literally only have about 10% of my hair left...about 2 little tufts). What gets me is that he seemed in favor of the shots this time, like if I hadn't lost so much hair, he'd give them to me. And like he REALLY didn't expect me to lose this much hair. I wondered why he hadn't taken me seriously during my last visit (when I still had about 50-60% of my hair left) and had practically BEGGED him to do something, anything, to help me keep the hair I had left. On the first visit, he'd told me cortisone shots could suppress my immune system and so weren't a viable option, yet today... not only did he seem in favor of them as a scalp treatment, but he also injected my eyebrows with them! On top of that, I asked him if I should even bother with the Olux since it obviously hasn't been helping. He just said, "Ehhh...try it for another month and if it doesn't work, just give up on it." That seemed a very fitting microcosm for his treatment method...try something half-assed and if it doesn't work, just give up! I'm very upset because I feel like maybe if he'd taken me seriously last time, I could have gotten cortisone shots and not lost all my hair. I wouldn't be sitting here in a wig right now!