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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patchesforlife Jun 13. 11 Replies

Are there any treatments with excellent success rates? All my research has shown just as well not to treat.

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Patchesforlife replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"hi bibby. So once patents expire would we be able to obtain xeljanz fot example for cheap prices? Do you know how long its patent? But even if patent expires dont we still need fda approval to obtain it? Thanks"
Jun 13
Jo replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"I noticed you said steroid shots can be painful. I didn't expect that. I had steroid shots in the top of my scalp 3 weeks ago and only recently experiencing tenderness in areas of my scalp. I had to remove my bicycle helmet a couple days ago as…"
May 24
awooga_ replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"I haven't noticed any new patches since I went on it but the patches on top of my scalp have spread a little and the hair has thinned out. Hard to tell if the prednisolone has done anything at this point as just as much hair has come out in the…"
May 22
Jo replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Thanks. Has it stopped spreading now since you went on prednisone again? Do u have a lot of hair loss this time around?"
May 18
awooga_ replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Hi Jo. I was on prednisolone about 4 years ago when I had 2 spots of alopecia but I was only on it for 5 weeks and then again about a week ago I was prescribed it as my alopecia had spread pretty quickly but as I mentioned you can't take…"
May 18
bibby replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Yip. Gotta agree with return to life here. Depending on where you are based a lot of dermatologists are not yet aware of xeljanz so are not aware of its benefits for our disease. Rogaine and topical creams are totally useless at 40% loss as at that…"
May 17
Return_life replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"knowing that you have RA and AA 80%, suggesting Rogaine is hilarious. for you it is almost obvious to jump on xeljanz. btw Xeljanz is for RA... good news is that usually people with RA and alopecia are good responders of xeljanz"
May 17
Jo replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Thank you for your reply.  Can you tell me how long have you been taking/using the prednisolone?  As well have you or anyone experienced anything else unusual accompanying the Alopecia.  I had developed what I believe to early…"
May 17
Jo replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Thank you for your reply.  I had not previously heard of Jak inhibitors and from my checking this out, it looks like that could be a fix down the road if it doesn't come back before then.  Knowing even that helps me keep a positive…"
May 17
awooga_ replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"There are certain treatments that can slow down the process or may even clear the patches up but then again the hair could grow back if you are lucky with no treatment at all.  For myself personally, as my patches spread quickly over about 5…"
May 15
bibby replied to Jo's discussion AA Treatments
"Its true. There is no real actual treatment for AA. Or AT/AU for that matter. Steroid shots are very shaky and painful as a treatment. DPCP painful and become ineffective over time. PUVA has been banned in alot of countries and only has 40-50%…"
May 14

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