Leah Turlo
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More Shedding (Ugh)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah Turlo Mar 20, 2010. 9 Replies

After I wash my hair in the shower and I' getting all the shampoo out, I end up taking clumps of hair out. Is this normal? It just started happening recently.

Tags: shampoo, shedding

Shedding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lauren Simpson Dec 5, 2009. 5 Replies

I just got my first steroid shot yesterday, and my dermatologist said that my hair may start to grow back in 4 to six weeks. I really can't wait that long. I have told only my closest friend that I…Continue

Tags: talking, mom, school, shedding

Question About Losing More Hair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacquie C Nov 4, 2009. 2 Replies

Hi everyone. I am thirteen years old and was just diagnosed with alopecia areata today. Before, I was noticing that when I am shampooing my hair, lots of hair is coming out. Not in clumps, but in…Continue

Tags: shampooing, loss, hair

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Relationship Status:
Single
About Me:
I just was diagnosed with alopecia areata. I only have a few patches of baldness on the back of my head.

I like to dance, and play my Alto Saxophone.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
No - I am not 18 or older

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Neon Green Wigs and Barbies

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I have a slightly funny story today:)


So, on facebook, Alopecia Areata requested my friendship. I said yes and decided to check out the profile. Apparently, there is a herbal hair growth treatment that is all natural or whatever. I decided to humor them and went on to the site that ws posted. Gosh, I was in for a shock. 12000 dollars for one year of this treatment, that probably doesn't work. I'm trying to save money for band camp! I would rather keep losing my hair than…
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Dermatologist Results

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 4:11pm 0 Comments

So... I went to the Dermatologist for a checkup.





Nothing New. The cortizone shots caused a crop circle in the back of my head though. It looks like a smiley face. I only have to go back if I have any questions, or if I just want to say hello.

It's weird, but I have spots in the back of my head, with little tufts of hair here and there. I asked my mom if I could shave them off, but she laughed and said no. Ho-hum. The hair is really dumb though.

I cant wait for another… Continue

First Post - Hooray!

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 11:15am 3 Comments

If you have a huge head like I do, it is SO hard to find hats. And especially if you're looking for regular hats in Winter. Everything we saw was either too small, or too wintery.

It seems that since I've been diagnosed with AA, everyone in my family is treaating me differently. Sometimes I just want to be treated like someone that isn't losing their hair. My friends are being super-cool about it, and they actually treat me better than my family. Its a little strange, but once everyone… Continue

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At 2:39pm on February 27, 2010, BaldGirlsDoLunch.org said…
Hi Leah,

Waterville's a bit of a drive to Boston area, but if you would like a nice opportunity to meet other women who have all stages of alopecia areata, please click to check out our event for women at Twin River on March 20th.

You can also join our list to get notices about events in drive distance to you at BaldGirlsDoLunch.org Let Us Help page.

Thea
Bald Girls Do Lunch Inc..and yes, we wear hair too!
At 5:41pm on November 9, 2009, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Leah!
How are things going for you today?
LeslieAnn
At 6:37pm on November 4, 2009, Jake said…
I have had Alopecia Areata since I was 2 years old... I am the only one in my school of over 450 kids who has it !! It is not a big deal anymore. Everyone knows me and I am pretty polular around school.... I really think it is because I am different !!
 
 
 

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