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5 months bald and going strong

Started this discussion. Last reply by jayden thompson Oct 23, 2012. 7 Replies

I am so happy to have found this community. 5 months ago a client noticed a small bald spot on my head. After that, having never suffered from hair loss, my hair was falling out at a scary rate. I…Continue

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About Me:
I'm 20 and diagnosed in May of 2012. I had to immediately shave my head because of the sudden hair loss. While it took some getting used to now, in 2014, I am finally able to maintain hair growth with some skepticism skepticism skepticism look to my alopecia community to help me stay positive.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

HilEspi's Blog

Hormones, Chronic Fatigue, PCOS and Alopecia

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

About 6 months ago I was diagnosed with PCOS - Polycystic ovary syndrome.  About three and a half years before that I started losing my hair in patches and it resulted in total loss all over my head.  This happened twice within one year.  Prior to that I went off birth control and was hospitalized for a terrible staph infection.  All my life I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue which was flaring up during my alopecia outbreaks.

Since then I am happy to report and…


Hair = Success?

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 4:30am 2 Comments


My hair is back... I've had hair growth consistently since October of last year.  I have patiently waited to write this post since the last time I tried I lost my hair again.

The doctors can't really agree (GP & Dermo) what started the loss but everyone is happy that it is back.  The hardest question I find myself thinking about is when will this happen again?  Or will it?\\

Has anyone found that they went through just a 2 year period of…


Wig success! And then a huge FAIL... Back to the hat

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:00pm 10 Comments

So I finally made the decision to get a wig. After a year and a half of alopecia areata out breaks, resulting in a patch that looks as though it might never regrow. I decided to invest in a nice wig thanks to the help of my grandma and boyfriend. It was a big decision:

1. During the summer it is really hot in DC and I did not want to…


No hair. No problem.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

I'm still having fun! This summer has been a whirlwind of graduation, bachelorette parties and weddings. While I have had some hesitation about being in a lot of pictures with a quirky haircut and missing hair, the experience of enjoying my friends and my life has overpowered the hesitation and made me even more comfortable in my skin!

Here I am with my father after receiving my Masters in City and Regional Planning. He was rocking his "someone I <3 has alocepia" wrist band that…


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At 6:58pm on October 13, 2012, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann

At 1:35am on October 4, 2012, Cheryl, Co-founder said…

Hi Hilespi, I wanted to welcome you to Alopecia World. I can honestly say that we are a great community here and I hope you enjoy the time you spend with us and we look forward to your input. Be sure to check out "10 tips for getting the most out of Alopecia World” which include a few tips to get you started!
Cheryl, co-founder



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