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First bald spot

Started this discussion. Last reply by january5th2016 Feb 10. 14 Replies

Hi all, nice to meet you. I'm very happy to have found this community. I haven't officially been diagnosed, and this is all BRAND NEW for me. As in, a few days old. Here's my story. I'm a 28 year old…Continue

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january5th2016 replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"i finally was able to see the dermatologist two days ago and he said what i already knew - "it's probably alopecia areata." he said he noticed some regrowth already and honestly didn't seem too concerned about it. he prescribed…"
Feb 10
Patchesforlife replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"I have been diagnosed recently.. did your spot grow back?"
Feb 8
chicoslo replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Hello! Im 23 and found my first bald spot a year ago, wow so crazy to type that... anyways it got shots a couple times but after researching I thought it would be best to just wait it out and see what happens. I am happy I did since there are some…"
Jan 25
mom23littles replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Her pediatrician looked at it but did not actually do any kind of "test". I was almost 100% before I took her in from doing my own research...if he had told me otherwise, I would have been shocked. I am planning on taking her to a…"
Jan 11
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Jan 11
january5th2016 replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Thanks for replying! My doctor's office called last Friday and said my referral is "processing" and I should get something in the mail this week with more information. I assume it'll be information for a dermatologist and what to…"
Jan 11
january5th2016 replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Thank you. How did they do the diagnosis? Do they test the actual bald spot?"
Jan 11
january5th2016 replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"thanks for replying! "it is a wait and see condition" is a perfect way of describing it. I feel like I won't ever be able to totally be comfortable because I can't ever be sure it won't get worse. Even if it doesn't…"
Jan 11
Patchylatchy replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Thanks for sharing your story. Do you have any updates?"
Jan 11
mom23littles replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"Thank you so much for sharing! I am in the very same boat! My daughter, age 9, was just diagnosed last week and we have the same concerns! At this point she has one small spot on the top of her head but I appreciate your openness and honesty!"
Jan 9
Alo-mom replied to january5th2016's discussion First bald spot
"You are very wise to get as much knowledge as possible early on. Years ago I had a boss that developed Alopecia, a few spots, he told me this and within a few months the hair had grown back. Twenty years latter my daughter while away at college…"
Jan 7
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First bald spot

Hi all, nice to meet you. I'm very happy to have found this community. I haven't officially been diagnosed, and this is all BRAND NEW for me. As in, a few days old. Here's my story. I'm a 28 year old female.Two days ago a friend of mine posted a lengthy status update on Facebook explaining that one of his young twin daughters has been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. It was heartfelt and emotional and he was reaching out to see if anyone had experience with it. He is an amateur photographer and…See More
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