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Shaved head itches

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ericka Jul 18, 2011. 4 Replies

HiAt this time I use the clippers to keep my head shaved. I have noticed after three to four days the hair that starts to regrow itches. At this time, the best solution has been to put shaving cream…Continue

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Ericka replied to Jera's discussion NBA player makes movie about alopecia
"What a wonderful way to share his story and give hope to others not give up on themselves."
Feb 13, 2016
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Feb 13, 2016
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
"Ok, thanks Mariah"
Dec 10, 2015
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
"Hi Kristie, We have  community acupuncture offices here is south FL. Because you sit in a group and not in a private room this is cheaper. The price ranges from 20-30 a visit. They recommend you come at least 1x a week. I am writing down what…"
Dec 5, 2015
Kristie "IronDoll" Howard commented on Ericka's blog post Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
"Also if you don't mind sharing: how much does it cost you the herbs and acupuncture-- I am assuming insurance wouldn't cover this sorta thing?"
Nov 29, 2015
Kristie "IronDoll" Howard commented on Ericka's blog post Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
"Good luck Ericka, I would love to hear your take on the treatment after you have had some time to observe your progress."
Nov 29, 2015
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
"Hi Aimee, I have been on the herbs now 2 weeks and have gone weekly for the acupuncture sessions 3x. Today was the first day after eating my dinner meal, I did not have gas.  Hopeful for the future."
Nov 22, 2015
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South FL Support Group

I live in Fort Lauderdale. Looking to connect with others who live in Palm Beach, Broward or Dade Counties.  I would love to be a part of some type of support group meetup maybe 1x a month. See More
Nov 21, 2015
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Hi Everyone,Has anyone tried Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs with any success with helping hair loss?We have a Community Acupuncture Practice here in South FL. Basically you sit in a group, in these gravity chairs and the doctor places needles in particular points on the body to open up the energy meridians. You sit there quietly for about 45min to 1hr. The herbs are to help balance out what area according to Chinese medicine that is weak. In addition to alopecia, I have other health problems. So…See More
Nov 21, 2015
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Has anybody written their hair story in a book?
"Also Tiff, be sure that you have the Kindle App for PC downloaded on your computer. It is a free download from Amazon."
Apr 28, 2014
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Has anybody written their hair story in a book?
"Hi Tiff: Yesterday, I also was getting an error message when logging in but when I switched browsers (Explorer to Chrome), I was able to log in. Hope this helps. "
Apr 28, 2014
Tiff commented on Ericka's blog post Has anybody written their hair story in a book?
"I tried to download and kept getting an error message so I sent an email to Storycartel. I am looking forward to reading this book."
Apr 28, 2014
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Has anybody written their hair story in a book?
"6 days left to get a free copy of my book in exchange for a review on Amazon. Thanks to those who have support so far. This is a book about coping and acceptance.  http://storycartel.com/books/my-hair-story-living-with-hair-loss-is-not-easy"
Apr 27, 2014
Ericka commented on Jass kaur's blog post Effective treatment for AU
"Hello Jass: I can hear your pain and frustration.  I never got positive long lasting results with my injections. That was over 10 years ago. Keep looking for an answer, this is a new age. Until you find a treatment that works do not beat…"
Apr 27, 2014
Ericka commented on Ericka's blog post Has anybody written their hair story in a book?
"Hi Family: "My Hair Story: Living with hair loss is not easy". This a memoir book with looks at my history of coping through the ups of and down of life and dealing with the hair loss. If you would like to read it, I am looking for…"
Apr 12, 2014
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Apr 4, 2014

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I recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, would love to connect with anyone in the area. I have asked about a support group was told there was little interest. Having been dealing with alopecia over 10 years, decided with the move to wear the bald head and not the wig. I like it, not use to the stares.
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone tried Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs with any success with helping hair loss?

We have a Community Acupuncture Practice here in South FL. Basically you sit in a group, in these gravity chairs and the doctor places needles in particular points on the body to open up the energy meridians. You sit there quietly for about 45min to 1hr. The herbs are to help balance out what area according to Chinese medicine that is weak. In addition to alopecia, I have other…

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Has anybody written their hair story in a book?

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 5:11pm 14 Comments

I am in the process of writing my book. It is like a hair autobiography (with pictures).  It is not a book about treatment.  Although I had to chuckle while writing to keep from crying, I can feel the healing in the process. Has anyone else already did this or have a journal they have keep over the years?

I am a self-publish author of 4  "how to" books and a BlogTalk Radio host of 2 shows. But this is the first one that is personal. I feel some apprehension for actually putting it on…

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Change brings new/return anxiety

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Hi Family:

I thought I would blog to get help with the anxiety. I do have a small amount of hair at the top in which I add false hair and wear it to the right (dominant side). I have been wearing that style along with the bald look out in the public for 1 year. I have truly gotten use to the double looks and stares. I have developed a level 1 anxiety for going into familiar places and a level 3 for new places. I decided last night to switch the false hair from the right to the left.…

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Not wanting to look at bald head

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:02am 2 Comments

Hi Everyone:



I have noticed since I cut my hair to the scalp, I have avoided looking in the mirror to look at it closely. Except, when it is time to cut it again. I am so critical when looking at my scalp, I can see all my shiny spots and way the scalp looks sick. It caused me to feel depressed. I will say on the positive note, when I shaved my head on yesterday, it seems to be looking more even in texture. I lingered when looking in the mirror under the bathroom lights. I am not… Continue

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At 6:40pm on July 18, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Erika, let me know how you like the book! I think you'll find a lot of good stuff in it.
Hugs!
At 3:30pm on July 16, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Ericka!
How are you today? BTW, don't feel bad if you don't want to go without a wig. I have had this for 30 years and never go in public without one. It's okay either way!
Leslie Ann
 
 
 

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