Good morning everyone,
I'm not one for usually contributing to this particular category of discussions, as I don't take any kind of treatments for my alopecia anymore, but as I've been watching TV I've had a question that I just had to ask -- and I really do wish we had some doctors on AW so we could get the benefit of their expertise for some of these questions!!
A lot of the immunosuppressant drugs out there, such as Humira and Enbrel, are proven remedies for treating rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, which are also autoimmune disorders. I'm just curious as to whether or not anyone has researched these drugs' effectiveness in treating alopecia, and if so, what was the success and failure rate? It never ceases to amaze me that nobody thinks to treat an autoimmune disorder with immunosuppressants; rather, the traditional protocol of steroids and inflammatories (which almost always yields little to no results) seems to be the status quo. I would subject myself to treatments again if I knew for certain that there was some research and success with something like these medications out there that REALLY work.
Any insight on this subject would be greatly appreciated.