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I'm having a difficult time with AA.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karaholly Nov 19, 2017. 1 Reply

My girlfriend noticed a spot in July, I ignored it well because I didn't think it was anything. September, I went to the dermatologist, and the one spot I had, it was the size of a quarter or even…Continue

Steriod shots have adverse effects?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richison Nov 12, 2018. 3 Replies

I have had about 2 or 3 rounds of steriod shots in a couple of spots. I notice hair growth , however I am still seeing the patches travel. Also, it seems like Everytime I get myshots that is when it…Continue

Is taking a biopsy always necessary?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alo-mom Nov 12, 2017. 1 Reply

I went to a doctor back in september and I had a circle, there was still hair in it and extremely itchy. She immediatly said it was AA. In July I would ITCH the living hell out of it, and it reminded…Continue

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Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Pretty bold.. he's an amazing doctor outside of alopecia, he's been on TV for vitiligo and his amazing research in that department.  Let's not get it twisted, this is a form of therapy that works and he's leading the for…"
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Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"I took berberine for about a month. I can't really see a difference. I am going to get try again . Any brands from your research that is better than most?"
Mar 12
Newjack replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Yeah at first Rosacea to me was nothing. I didn't really care for it, then the eczema as well. I thought it was just a part of getting older in my mid 20's and my body changing. Then I got inflamed acne at 27/28 and I knew something was up…"
Mar 10
Newjack replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"This is the hope but I've read that you should be on xeljanz for at least a full year at a full dose 10mg or higher (higher preferably) before weaning off. I was weaning off after about 8 months of being on the med and my hair started to fall…"
Mar 9
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Yeah, I've had this flsir up since December and it had it phases. "
Mar 8
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"My cystic acne has been getting better but at times has flares. My doctor wants me to go on a few months of accutane . I feel am a bit uncomfortable going in accutane with xeljanz .any input?"
Mar 8
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Interesting! All of the hair that is falling out I would say 95% are TE Hairs (they have bulbs, and look healthy) Which is the indicator that it has not been attacked by our immune system! If it is broken, no bulb and it does look unhealthy near the…"
Mar 7
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"I used to take anxiety medication but I started smoking/vaping cannabis .Calms me down and it's natutna. Side effects eating good food ."
Mar 7
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"TC we're all feeling a bit low right now, but hang in there. Do you see any vellus hairs? You probably know this, but if your hair was already effected by alopecia and was tagged by the immune system it was going to fall out even with xeljanz…"
Mar 6
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"I am taking 600mg of trans-reservatol (on mobile) is that enough and ok?"
Mar 6
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"How are the studies with baricitnib"
Mar 5
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Thanks Brock, let me know how everything turns out. Please let in touch. "
Mar 4
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Thanks. I'm trying but I'm still pretty anxious . I responded really well when I first started and I feel 6 weeks in I should respond just as well when I first started.  There's not much we can do ."
Mar 4
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"I mentioned awhile ago that I think my shedding may be to an infection I had that I got in August. An abscess that now caused a fistula tract in my body. The doctor said that what I have is now considered a chronic infection even though healing is…"
Mar 1
Newjack replied to AlopeciaDestroyedMyLife's discussion Xeljanz (Tofacitinib Citrate): My experience on the trial
"Hi everyone, It seems that my hair is growing back in my spots on the side of my head, but I'm still shedding pretty bad on top... It's been about 6 weeks on the higher dose of xeljanz . I'm starting to worry if my next hair cut…"
Mar 1
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