"I completely understand. I hate this disease sooo much. I noticed my hairline thinning even more today and it's been stressing me bad. Seems like nothing actually works. I'm only 33. It's so hard to deal with and not let it consume…"
"Hang in there Annie May. We are here for you. So sorry to hear about your father passing. Can't imagine what you're going through. Hope you are holding up ok
I used a compound of minoxidil and finasteride. I had used it for about six or…"
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I took the meds for 8 weeks until the end of January. I didn't notice any easing of my symptoms. I have another prescription to continue the treatment but I am reluctant to do so…"
I've been on plaquenil for 2 -3 years now and no side effects. I regularly see the optometrist to make sure no damage is being done to my eyes.
However, it doesn't seem to be doing anything about the hair loss that continues…"
"Hi Jess. You can go to a dermatologist and they will perform a mini biopsy on your scalp and then determine if it's FFA. That's how they diagnosed mine. From what I know there's no 'specilist' for FFA. Some dermatologists…"
It is good to read that your symptoms are subsiding. Very positive. I have been reading up about Plaquenil - it looks like it is the same as the medication that I have been given in the UK - UK Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate 200mg tablets…"
"I went through this decision back in December and decided to go for it. I have a great eye doctor who has-patients who have been on it for 20 years for things like lupus. He gave a very thorough explanation of how they monitor the risk and how the…"
"Hi will be healed, thank you for your response. That is very encouraging. I just got Plaquenil today and will start this weekend. I am also going to try Monat hair system. Hopefully the two combined will help the fallout and receding hairline.…"
"I have been taking Plaquenil for 2 years. It helped me with inflammation and I did experience hair growth on my temples. I no longer have the red bumps on my scalp and itching has gone away. I had no side effects. I am now also on Finastetide. I…"
"Hi Dragon & Fox. I experienced a small burning/throbbing pain on my hairline a week ago for a few days where it is receding the worst. I also read that means that the follicles are scarring over. I've read that FFA can be itchy and painful.…"
"Well, Doxy is an antibiotic and Plaquenil is an Anti inflammatory. Personally, I detest antibiotics because they have a great deal of side effects and thanks to anti inflammatory's I've had an ulcer since 2014! it was mostly…"
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