Newly Diagnosed with Alopecia

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Newly Diagnosed with Alopecia

This group is for people who are new to alopecia. It's a place to learn the essentials of coping and how to continue living life to the fullest despite the condition. More experienced alopecians are also invited to offer support and guidance.

Members: 535
Latest Activity: Jun 10

Tips for Coping with Alopecia from Day One

1. Love yourself unconditionally, with or without hair.

2. Consult a physician when you think your hair loss has become excessive or abnormal.

3. Get a second or third opinion if you need confirmation of a physician’s diagnosis.

4. Educate yourself about alopecia (hair loss), its many possible causes, traditional and alternative treatments, treatment costs, possible side-effects, and other options (e.g., wigs, scarves, etc.).

5. Remember that bald is beautiful, too.

6. Seek the advice of your physician and people who love and care about you before making decisions about treatments or lifestyle changes.

7. Join an alopecia support group to receive insight and inspiration from others who are living with hair loss.

8. Give others who may also be concerned (e.g., your employer, school, or church) appropriate information about your condition.

9. Maintain your emotional well-being by learning positive strategies for coping with depression, rejection, ridicule, stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings and experiences. Also develop conflict management skills, and other strong interpersonal skills, which you can use when dealing with people who choose to remain ignorant or insensitive. In other words, see a professional counselor, if you must.

10. Live life to the fullest, which includes allowing yourself to truly love and be loved and taking full advantage of the new opportunities alopecia opens to you.

Cheryl Carvery and richard jones (rj) encourage you to share these 10 helpful suggestions with others who are dealing with alopecia.

Discussion Forum

Newly balding

Started by Momuv2. Last reply by Momuv2 Aug 23, 2015. 2 Replies

just diagnosed and scared...

Started by Catia. Last reply by Aly Dec 18, 2014. 5 Replies

How do I do this?

Started by MelodyAutumn. Last reply by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com Nov 18, 2014. 6 Replies

Development of AA

Started by Cam. Last reply by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com Nov 10, 2014. 1 Reply

New to this...

Started by ladyeury. Last reply by wtfsamikinz Nov 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Just diagnosed

Started by Kteacher. Last reply by alopeciamommy Nov 1, 2014. 9 Replies

Children with alopecia in New Zealand

Started by MummyWendy. Last reply by alopeciamommy Nov 1, 2014. 1 Reply

What are the top three challenges you have as a woman coping with alopecia in a hair obsessed society?

Started by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com. Last reply by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com Oct 21, 2014. 6 Replies

Getting Past the Pain - Three Things You Need to Know

Started by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Sad

Started by bobbi. Last reply by BarbaraK Oct 5, 2014. 8 Replies

Just realized it's probably not coming back...

Started by SBXBlackJade. Last reply by Angie Jun 16, 2014. 1 Reply

Question About AA and Eyelashes

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Kathryn Jun 11, 2013. 6 Replies

It's been a (long) Year

Started by Marissa. Last reply by Fay May 28, 2013. 5 Replies

New to this World

Started by Jackie E.. Last reply by Catia May 28, 2013. 9 Replies

Trying to learn how to move forward

Started by Lindsay Rossi. Last reply by Lindsay Rossi Apr 12, 2013. 3 Replies

Unpigmented regrowth?

Started by Jaclyn. Last reply by Annette Mar 30, 2013. 9 Replies

I'm New and I'm Scared

Started by Annie. Last reply by ali Mar 28, 2013. 13 Replies

This girl is on fire!

Started by Erin. Last reply by Erin Mar 22, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by Storm Mahzyti on November 2, 2014 at 8:19am
Hi guys I'm new to this site recently diagnosed with AA about a month ago. I just need to talk to people who understands and can help me cope with it..
Comment by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com on October 20, 2014 at 12:09am

Alicia, This is a project I have in the works at the current time. I want to know what women want to hear about. What problems they are looking for solutions to...what part of hair loss is the most emotionally or socially painful that they are looking for help with. Behind the scenes, these interviews are coming together. Matching up the right experts with our most pressing needs takes feedback you and the many others struggling with hair loss.

Help me help you by asking those you know to check in here or BoldlyBaldWomen.com/Contact-Us to leave a comment or request.

Comment by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com on October 15, 2014 at 1:21pm

Alicia, would you be interested in being able to download interviews with scalp care specialists?

Comment by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com on October 14, 2014 at 5:24pm

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Comment by MamaDavis on July 31, 2014 at 10:56am
Is there any way to tell if this AA will progress into AT or AU??? Within in 3 weeks of noticing my first spot, I'm petrified how fast more and more spots are appearing.
Comment by Anna on June 10, 2014 at 1:33am

Hi,

I am new to this site and have recently been diagnosed with FFA. I have been dealing with the eye brow/hair loss for a few years now and it has become progressivly worse and harder to hide.  It is very comforting to read all the comments and feel like I am not alone. 

Comment by Sophia on May 11, 2014 at 4:09pm

Thanks a lot Cheryl! :) 

Now I'm a little bit scared about that situation, sometimes I'm optimist and sometimes I'm really sad.. but I hope that with time that problem become secondary..

Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on May 2, 2014 at 10:33pm

Hi Sophia,  Alopecia is hard.  Sometimes you just have to give yourself some time to adjust to the changes.  I find that with time eventually alopecia really can become secondary in your life as you go on with your life.  Just make sure that you find a way to do all the things that you love to do.

Comment by Sophia on April 21, 2014 at 3:36pm

Hi, I'm Sophia, I'm 27 and I'm new here on this group.

I have an androgenic alopecia from last august.

My hair continues to become less and thinner every day, and nothing regrowth.

I'm very sad about that but I think to can talk with other people that understand the problem will surely help me (sorry for my very bad english :)  )

Comment by Jessica on April 11, 2014 at 10:15pm
So I have androgenic alopecia found out in November 2012. Every day I notice my hair is thinner and thinner. I hate getting ready for the day because my sink fills up with hair. It saddens me, the dermatologists told me there's nothing worth wasting my money on to try and fix it. I still cant figure out how to make wigs stay on or look natural. Still depressing someone even asked if it was contagious and I felt like I was being judged.
 

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