Jackie
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  • Camano Island, WA
  • United States
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I am a mother of 3, wife and a first grade teacher. I have had alopecia since I was 17. I lost all of my hair at age 35.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia universalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

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Is anyone else struggling with the cost of having alopecia?

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 7:49pm 5 Comments

I am not ready to go wigless, but cannot afford nice looking wigs anymore. I have been paying $150-$250 for synthetic wigs that look good. These are the cheapest ones I can find that look decent. The problem is that they don't last long. I have to buy at least 3 a year. As a mom of 3 and a teacher I do not make enough to keep buying nice wigs. Is there any support out there for the financial burden of being bald?

Thyroid problems

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

I have had alopecia since I was 17. Now, at 36 I have thyroid issues that have never been detected until now. I have always suspected thryroid issues, but the tests they did never showed anything. Now that I have told my Dr. I am bald, he ordered further testing. Before they only tested the T3, T4, TSH (I think). Now they did a thyroglobulin test that came back high (315) and normal is 2-35 range.

I was wondering if any of you have or had thyroid problems. Could this be contributing…

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At 7:34pm on March 8, 2017, Deeann said…

Jackie - I live in Skagit County. Would love to meet up with you any time you like. 

At 8:15pm on February 4, 2013, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Jackie!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann

 
 
 

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