I wanted to share some of my experiences online because when I first started losing my hair I valued posts like this so much!
I started losing my hair only 1.5 years ago - within 6 months I had lost all the hair on my body. It was fast and devastating. I did all the treatments possible - injections, pills, AIP diet, meditation, herbs, homoeopathic pills, hormone tests...etc. Nothing worked!
This August I started two important treatments, that have resulted in hair growth all over my body!!! My eyelashes are complete and almost my eyebrows too. I have armpit hair and my scalp is covered in brown and grey hairs too!
One treatment is Zeljanz and the other is the discovery of a highly leaky gut (probably the reason why this all started).
I am taking 1-2 Zeljanz pills a day, and I believe this is the reason why I am starting to get quick growth. I have not experienced any side effects on the treatment. I have seen many posts about these pills and how others have seen good results too!
The Leaky Gut treatment, I hope will be the long-term fix once I finish with Zeljanz. For this treatment, I am staying away from my food intolerances (which for me is mainly Dairy and Gluten) as well as taking L-Glutamine Powder, digestive enzymes, probiotics, Eradicidin Forte pills, and Thorne Formula SF722 pills. I am also being treated for adrenal fatigue - as I am burnt out (another autoimmune trigger!).
For anyone who has lost all their hair and been told there is little to be done - do not give up. I would recommend people to see a Functional Doctor who will look at your body as a whole system, instead of trying to treat just your head. My Functional Doctor is the reason why I discovered my deeper problems.
In my experience, my alopecia was my body screaming at me that there was something else wrong with me. It was a side affect, not just a disease.