Hi!

I was diagnosed with AA in March of this year and today I am AU.  Turned 50 too!  After having hair for so long, it's quite a shock to the system...

 

Just had a visit with my dermatologist yesterday.  He suggested I try using Methotrexate.  I've read up on it and not sure if I want to mess with my body with this drug.  Has anyone used it and had results?  I posted this question on the FB group Alopecia Universalis and thought I'd get some more feedback here.  From what I've been told, it doesn't sound like it works.

Thanks!

~Carie

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I am 52 and have AU... I never tried any drugs because I dont want to deal with side effects but everyone is different on their approach...I shaved off what was left last christmas eve 2018...I have a little stubble since then on back of scalp but nothing else of rest....I have eyebrows growing but so white 

i can only see them in sunlight..I had long dark hair and dark eyebrows so it is a shock and struggle to deal with this new reality,,,It took me awhile to take off bandanna and just be bald.. but it is too hot..I know I am not answering your question.. just wanted to let you know that you are not alone..

Methotrexate has been used in other auto immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. The only person I know that used it developed non-Hodgkin’s lymph  which is evidently a common side effect. My advice is obviously stay far away from that drug. Best wishes!

My daughter was prescribed methotrexate for sarcoidosis. It did calm down the inflammation from the disease, but had no impact on her Alopecia.  It can have serious side effects, but for her, the sarcoidosis needed to be treated, and his was the best/safest option. I don’t know if there are any studies on how the medicine generally works on Alopecia but wish you good luck with whatever decision you make!

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