"I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. When I first got alopecia I remember crying all the time and not wanting to leave my flat. But then my sister-in-law came to visit and we went for a walk. It was a sunny day and I was trying so hard…"
"I haven't quit my job but I get where you're coming from. I really didn't like being talked about either, but I found a charity in the UK called Changing Faces which helps people with drastic appearance issues (massive scarring and…"
"I have had a very similar experience. I was very traditionally pretty before I lost my hair and SO VAIN. Now I have fun with my look and don't let my hair worry me much at all really. I grew most of it back but when it fell out I wore some…"
"I get loads of hair loss when I get new patches, but for me it is always falling out and then regrowing. I always have roots but sometimes they lose their colour so maybe that's why you don't see them? Try minoxidil or steroid injections…"
"BE BRAVE! I really think I needed my friends to help get me through, and like some other people here I felt less stress pretending like I had all my hair... It really meant the world to me. I told anyone and everyone about it (when it came up - and…"
"Wow, I completely relate! I've had the same experience although I pretty much reached out to my friends and family as soon as I developed alopecia (2 years ago). I think it's super important to have that support around you in order to cope…"
"I don't know what this situation is like, whether I will ever be faced with it, or exactly how I would deal with it. But I know that if it happened to me I would lead by example, as Wisel suggested, as I think the most important thing for your…"
"I think that's great! I've only had alopecia for a couple of years and feel like I can laugh about it now. I recently had a friend crack a joke about it though and I FREAKED OUT - I started shaking and crying.and had to run to the bathroom…"
Just been diagnosed with alopecia areata and am having a hard time. I have lost more than most who have the disease and am teaching myself to tie turbans in creative ways!
I have a very supportive family, a great group of friends, and a husband who loves me no matter how I look. But despite all this I do still feel as though they don't really understand what I am going through. Hence my joining this site.
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