My name is Sara and I'm 23 years old. As of last month, I'm a Registered Nurse in Brooklyn, New York. I couldn't be more excited to finally be finished with school and to get a move on with my life. I love to travel and I'm a HUGE book worm.
To give you a brief history on my hair loss, in high school, I used to have very long, very thick hair. Unfortunately, I took it for granted and after I got mono at 17 years old, my hair was never the same. It still looked good and I wasn't too worried. Fast forward to April 2011: that's when the hair loss really took a turn for the worst. Even though it wasn't falling out in clumps, I was still worried. I went to a number of doctors who pretty much brushed it off as being stress related ( it was my 2nd year of nursing school, while my OBGYN said I had PCOS & that I needed to go on birth control. Well, what a mistake that was. I was on Yasmin for a year ( I stopped about 2 weeks ago) and I noticed that my hair got worse! It has thinned out so much that I can see my scalp. To make matters worse, ever since stopping the pill, I've been experiencing even more amounts of massive shedding. I've wasted a year stressing about my hair and I'm mentally exhausted. I can't even say that it's a vanity issue, because it's not. I guess I'm just worried that someday I'll end up alone because I won't be as desirable as the girl with the long, thick locks =/ I know, it's crazy.
Anyway, I know I've rambled quite a bit but I felt like I needed to share my story. I'm excited to meet new people and to make more friends who I can relate to =)
welcome to alopecia world! i just joined too. im glad i found someone that has the same diagnosis as i. im sorry we had to meet here, but im glad theres a place for us to find support. btw-ur killing me with having iris on your playlist lol.
Hey Sara, I'm so sorry you've had to go through this. It's so tough I just buzz off the rest of my hair now and try not to think if a guy will ever want me like this... This is the most depressing thing that's ever consumed my life, I'm sure you see a lot being a nurse... and think, 'what do I have to complain about'? It stopped my path to nursing school, couldn't consentrate... hope you're better off mentally especially, than I am. I love your music too on this page :-) -take care of yourself Sara, we're all here for you. -Sarah K.
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