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Stress?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Return_life on Friday. 10 Replies

HelloJust newly diagnosed with Alopecia Areata.I am otherwise fit, healthy and with no blood deficiencies.Do you think stress is a big factor in developing this?I have been very stressed at work and…Continue

Just diagnosed :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by awooga_ May 14. 3 Replies

Hello thereI have just been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in the last 2 weeks.In that time the bald patch is getting bigger every time I wash my hair.It is now starting to thin around the front as…Continue

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Return_life replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"I agree and cannot accept either that this is stress related. However it is proven than autoimmune disease can be trigger. for example healthy patients who were given Accutane can suddenly develop AA. we still ignore what can trigger them. it is not…"
Friday
bibby replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"I personally cannot see how this condition relates to stress. I had AA first when I was 7 years old. A very happy stress free 7 year old. AA came and went through my early years , good hair / bad hair and through out all this time I had no stress to…"
Friday
AileenC replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"I feel I cant work because of the stress I have been under at work. I feel this has caused the alopecia. I get paid for 6 months within the NHS if I am off sick. I am trying to recover and help my body."
Thursday
Swirly replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"For me, yes. Stress and extreme trauma.  "
May 20
Rohit replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"I am constantly stressed because I have a very nervous job, after which I am afflicted all evening in myself. But my friends advised me to do what I like. I decided to take a chance and leave my old job. I really hope that I will succeed."
May 16
AileenC replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"I saw the counsellor at work and she has advised me not to go back to work. I work in Community Nursing in the UK. Due to her holidays etc I cannot see her for a month. I have been so fit and healthy all my life. My attendance record at work has…"
May 16
Return_life replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"my alopecia started with a few patches at 21 years old... it was a very stressful year for many reasons. I believe stress can be a trigger but the condition is in me"
May 16
Tom replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"Hi AileenC Seems like stress or trauma. For me it was an extremely traumatic experience while in the army. I had AU from the start I lost every hair on my body in 8 days. So now Ivep got that to handle. I believe the experts who say we carry this…"
May 15
Pamela replied to AileenC's discussion Stress?
"Boy do I ever believe that. In Early 1982 my family and I moved from IL to a farming community in MN. Both of us had very god paying jobs in IL.  6 months after moving my husband lost his job.  My kids were on free meals at school.  A…"
May 15
AileenC posted a discussion

Stress?

HelloJust newly diagnosed with Alopecia Areata.I am otherwise fit, healthy and with no blood deficiencies.Do you think stress is a big factor in developing this?I have been very stressed at work and felt like I was on a hamsters wheel.Unable to fully relax and switch off from my work.I have been off my work now for 3 weeks but every time I wash my hair more is coming out and my bald patch is getting bigger.This is obviously causing more anxiety and stress.I am seeing a counsellor today through…See More
May 15
awooga_ replied to AileenC's discussion Just diagnosed :(
"To be honest, I have no idea why mine came on as when I first noticed it I wasn't feeling overly stressed or feeling any different from normal so in my case I don't think it's stress related but I have read stress can bring it…"
May 14
AileenC replied to AmieS's discussion New here, VERY depressed!
"Hello Amie I am sitting at the PC crying just now due to the terrible roller coaster I am on. Diagnosed with Alopecia Areata 3 weeks ago. I have a fairly noticeable bald patch on the side of my head and it is getting bigger every time I wash my…"
May 12
AileenC replied to AileenC's discussion Just diagnosed :(
"Hello awooga Yes I have seen my GP and had blood tests done which were all OK. I have been prescribed Dermovate and Eumovate steroids to use. She said I could be referred on to a Dermatologist if it does not improve. She also said not too take too…"
May 12
awooga_ replied to AileenC's discussion Just diagnosed :(
"I know how you feel I am 32 and just got diagnosed with this 3 weeks ago. Mine came on very suddenly since mid march to now and I have 11 different spots/patches on my head. I onl realised how bad it was once I had a haircut! so was too…"
May 12
AileenC posted a discussion

Just diagnosed :(

Hello thereI have just been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in the last 2 weeks.In that time the bald patch is getting bigger every time I wash my hair.It is now starting to thin around the front as well.What a shock this has been!!!I have been very stressed out at my work and I am now off sick, trying to recover and de stress.That is hard when every day more hair is falling out.It has been an emotional roller coaster.I am 52 so I'm not too vain about hair falling out. I have been going around…See More
May 11
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Alopecia areata
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