"Hi Betty: I am interested in what Dr. Shapiro has treated you with. I have used tacrolimus in cetaphil cleanser on my hairline for about 3 months. He was an author on research article where that treatment showed some results.
What has he…"
"Hi Toby: I got the steroid injections around hairline 2X then I have been treating hairline topically with tacrolimis compounded into cetaphil cleanser per a research article I found that said about 40% of small study group showed some good results.…"
"Hi there, the process you describe about the itching and flakes sounds familiar to me, however, I did not have huge flakes but I could see a silverish scale right where the hair comes out of the scalp. That started first for me and derm said…"
"Hi Kathy: my dr. didnt want to put me on finesteride because I am still perimenopausal, she didnt explain exactly, and I wasnt sure what to ask, but I assume it is because if there is a potential for pregnancy, they wont do it. I do not…"
"I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I go to Dr Newman at UC Health in Denver. My condition has been inactive for over a year and a half. She has me taking Hydroxychloroquine and finastreide with no side affects. I also live a pretty clean…"
"Hi Carla: I just started what was supposed to be prescribed and that is tacrolimus 0.3% in Cetaphil cleanser. That is what was used in a research study Shapiro et al did, "Prognosis, treatment, and disease outcomes in frontal…"
I also was prescribed a tacrolimus ointment called Protopic. It definitely was greasy & I applied it only at bedtime. It made my eyelids swell overnight & did not help at all with the hairloss on my scalp or eyebrows. Currently I…"
"that seems to be a recurring theme, no one really knows, maybe something helps, maybe not, is it worth it to withstand side effects???
I too take pretty good care of myself though I admit I have been eating a lot of sugar and not exercising. …"
"yeah, my impression is that they sort of throw things on my head to make themselves (and me) seem like we are doing *something* but honestly they don't know what the hell to do.
I no longer am on Clobestasol, but just the Bethamethasone.…"
"I think the injections are a way for Western Medicine doctors to ease into Plaquenil. The injections pretend to make it better for a week or two. It’s just BULLSHIT. THEN AFTER IT DOESNT REALLY WIRK, move to Plaquenil. …"
"Thank you for your story! Freak-out is a good way to describe it, I felt this sudden panic.
Even by going to 2 specialists sounds like there are not many answers or quick fixes. Well, I am not sure it will be worth it to…"
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