"I've had a general shed of hair I think as I have lost a cowlick I had on the left side of my head. I used to be able to get some volume and bounce with my round brush when I dried my hair but it won't do it anymore. There is a big…"
"When I had a major flare a few months ago I started taking Benadryl. I itched all over and couldn't rest.
I know that sweating doesn't help this stuff. When I work out it can trigger my scalp. I have a "chill" towel that retains…"
"I've wondered the same thing. From what I've gathered, it seems the disease is unpredictable. Some may have mild symptoms and slow progression, others may experience it as more severe. I do wonder how many people actually progress to the…"
"Thanks, AnnieMay. I am taking dutasteride, and using a topical cream called Elidel. It's supposed to suppress the immune system. I also use Rogaine.
It does seem like if you have one autoimmune disorder you're more likely to have others.…"
"Not very long. I started everything at the beginning of June. I haven't had any side effects so far. I've read it can take 3 months to start seeing effects, and it can take 6 to 12 months to see the full effects. I also read that there is…"
"Hi Jess-I'm SO sorry that this has hit you so young. Not fair. I'm sure it's an earlier thread but are you taking any medications? And thank you for your thoughts. Yes my daughters are so supportive. I'm just more of a private…"
"I can deal with the hair loss, but I don't know how to handle what might happen to my face. Hair loss you can hid. I can't hid my face!
All we can do is pray for God to take this from us. I'm open to a…"
"I just quit taking the drug. Last night. And I'm still itching. It probably takes a few days to get out of your system. I will start again in a few days to see if I get the itching again. I take a pill twice a day.…"
I requested Dutasteride, which is basically a more potent form of Finasteride. They both block DHT, the hormone that leads to hair loss, but there are two types, and Dustasteride blocks them both, whereas Finasteride blocks one. Both…"
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