I discovered my first spot just under a month ago. It grew large, fast. I shaved the underneath of my hair. The a week later I discovered a few smaller ones closer to the top of my head.
Last night, I thought maybe I might be imagining it, but could have sworn there was a small spot missing from my eyebrow.
Which I've just realised has doubled in size.
Sh*t just got real then!
Has it been this quick for anyone else?
So beautifully said Jessica.
I have my first dermatologist app. today. Yikes!
For me, I want to accept it and move on. I hate every second of it, but I hate having to think about all the time more. So what if we have an illness that makes our hair disappear. Why is this different then any other chronic condition? And why is it NOT ok for women to loss hair? It's a tough hand to be dealt, but it is what it is. I keep praying for the strength for hair NOT to define me. You are and I am more then hair.
:Not quite as fast but almost. I discovered my first spot sometime around Nov/Dec. Now half of the hair on the back of my head is gone, I have large patches on both sides of my head and one right in the center. Guess I shouldn't feel so bad because I am in my early 60s, but up until October, my hair was still pretty much intact and hadn't really changed from the original color. Now, the hair on the left side of my head is white and the other is auburn. Anyway, I still havent accepted it either. It's a drastic change in a very short time. In my favor, I'm an older male. I hope things get better for you soon.