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: 523
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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

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 on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Getting Past the Pain - Three Things You Need to Know

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

Sad

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

How do I do this?

Started by MelodyAutumn. Last reply by HeatherA Oct 1. 4 Replies

just diagnosed and scared...

Started by Catia. Last reply by Weston D Jan 11. 4 Replies

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

Question about Clobetasol Topical Solution......

Started by NoUseForAName. Last reply by MaddiiBoo Mar 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Just diagnosed

Started by Kteacher. Last reply by Angie Jan 7, 2013. 7 Replies

Just trying to learn how to cope, newly diagnosed

Started by rugsfromme2u. Last reply by Kteacher Jan 1, 2013. 15 Replies

new to the group

Started by sam. Last reply by Stephanie Dec 17, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com on Monday

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 Alicia on Sunday

Hi Pam, Can you elaborate further? What site(s) are these interviews on?

 

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 Alicia on October 15, 2014 at 12:54pm
I have been researching how to take care of my head and scalp,
Unfortunately I only began to think about it
seriously when I was diagnosed with alopecia.
So far I've learned to was my hair more frequently. I have
also learned the benefits of vinegar rinses as a hair and
scalp treatment. I'll let you know how it works
for me. Blessings through Jesus!!
Comment by PamFitros@boldlybaldwomen.com on October 14, 2014 at 5:24pm

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Getting Past the Pain - Three Things You Need to Know!

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 Alicia on May 16, 2014 at 9:56am
My name is Alicia. I was diagnosed just 2 weeks ago, but my hair loss is not new. For years I could hide my hair loss on the crown of my head, but when I began loosing my hair in the front I sought help. Now I wear wigs, headbands and hats. My new issue is covering my alopecia in the summer heat. I am also new to this website so I'm looking for a group or discussion that's a fit for me.
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.

 

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