"Who are your doctors (GPs and Dermatologists)? Still working on my speech for the DNA, and finding very few Dermatology clinics that list alopecia as a specialty. Although, I do see a lot of cosmetic dermatology places. "
"I have a couple questions about Canadian healthcare if some of you can answer. You do or don't get funding for a wig? How long does it typically take to get an appointment with a dermatologist? Has any GPs every suggested seeing other types of…"
"Kristina - so good to hear from you. We are definitely kind souls who understand. Tanya has asked about September 17th as a day to meet in a few weeks. Let us knowIf that will work. Depending on where you live, someone may be able to meet with you…"
"Thank you JessicaStinkle. How horrible to hear that from your original doctor. So glad you found someone else. Although she wasn't as experienced, it was good she asked questions of more experienced doctors. That is good to hear."
"I dont know if alopecia has anything to do w passing out but I had an experience of being extremely lightheaded and almost passinh out right around time when alopecia first started, which I never experienced before."
I'm 41 and live in Washington State. I have had some form of alopecia for the past 34 years or so, but have been AU for the last 7 years. I have been married for 17 years, and have 2 children ages 9 and 13.
I'm currently working on a book about alopecia - including inspirational stories, information about challenges and choices we all make, and where you are in life because of your alopecia. It's multi-faceted.
I'm looking to hear from all of you and your stories, and what you've done to move from diagnosis to acceptance. If you'd like to be part of the process, please friend me here on AW.
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