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.

Yay!. Not!

Sh*t just got real then!

Has it been this quick for anyone else?


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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. 

I don't know how you're feeling about it on a personal level. For me, when I started "moving on" it was only after I was able to see myself again. For a long time all I saw in the mirror was a shiny bald head. Once I started seeing my face again, I was able to accept it. You can't expect other people to like your jeans if you don't even like them. I think that's the biggest hurdle. At least it was for me. I don't care what other people think of my bald head because I know I'm beautiful with or without hair and honestly I've grown to like not having hair. I wish it was a choice, it's not, but there are definite benefits to never having to shave, worry about split ends, having a bad hair day.

: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.

Yes for me it happened really fast. I personally feel you never really accept it because you keep hoping that it will just go away and never happen again but after a while you just come to accept it. It still makes me angry and upset but I've just learnt to deal with it



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