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People's Questions and My Annoyance

Started this discussion. Last reply by gldean1988 May 14. 5 Replies

So, I have AU. I used to have AA, but it become so bad 3 years ago I shaved (and have shave since). I've since then lost all my hair.I've come to a point where I don't even really think about my AU.…Continue

Lips always chapped with AU

Started Apr 18 0 Replies

I read somewhere that having chapped lips can be a symptom of not getting enough vitamins. Now, I have developed AU in the past year, and I notice my lips are always chapped. I eat plenty of…Continue

Losing Pubic Hair (I know... I went THERE!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Williams on Saturday. 7 Replies

I used to have alopecia areata, but in the last year, it's turned universalis. I've lost all the hair on my head, eyebrows, arm/leg hair, etc. For the time being, I still have eye lashes. I know this…Continue

Alopecia and Birth Control

Started Feb 8 0 Replies

I'm not sure if there has already been studies about this, but if there isn't, there should be.I read somewhere that they are seeing a rise in young women with alopecia. (I used to have alopecia…Continue

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Anne Williams replied to gldean1988's discussion Losing Pubic Hair (I know... I went THERE!)
"Yes. I finally shaved my head about a year ago. Then my eyebrows and lashes disappeared. Last to go we the pubic hair. Thanks for putting it out there. I never had anyone say that AU doesn't include the nether region. "
Saturday
gldean1988 replied to Amelia33's discussion How to explain to kids?
"I'm a teacher with AU, and my students know about it. I change my wigs sometimes, and I've gone to school bald before. I like to be straight-forward. It's a condition that causes hair loss, but otherwise, I'm perfectly…"
May 17
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Btw, I wear wigs, hats, bandsnas, and occasionally go all natural. It's whatever I feel like. And when I get a new wig, I go to my students and everyone and am like, look at my cute hair.  When you are comfortable with you, you give…"
May 16
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Alopecia is NOT a state of ugliness.  Ugly is an opinion and not everyone agrees. There are beautiful women with alopecia, in my opinion. You can find wigs that are pretty convincing. But, I don't feel committed to making people believe…"
May 16
gldean1988 replied to gldean1988's discussion People's Questions and My Annoyance
"I usually don't care about questions, as I'm pretty down to Earth about such matters. I wrote this the day after it happens, so it was fresh. Honestly, I was more annoyed by the person than by the questions. I was in the middle of trying…"
May 14
bassbits replied to gldean1988's discussion People's Questions and My Annoyance
"Well, as relatable as all that is, I suggest that you just politely tell the other person you don't want to talk about it? From what I've learnt throughout my life, people are sometimes completely oblivious to the fact that this is maybe…"
May 14
kimk replied to gldean1988's discussion People's Questions and My Annoyance
"Hi I understand how you feel, sometimes I want to shear with people and sometimes I don’t.  Especially now that I have my wig look working for me. I want to just move on.... I am on month 4 of my AA journey .. I have spent hours upon…"
May 9
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Actually, if anyone has a problem with the way you look, it is THEIR problem (NOT YOUR PROBLEM!!!!!).  I really wish you would reconsider teaching swimming. Imagine what a great way to teach kids about life and acceptance. There are all kinds…"
May 7
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"I'm a school teacher with AU. I wear wigs, but I go all natural too. I'm not wearing a wig at school today. You would be surprised how understanding or how much people really don't care. Don't let your AU get in the way of LIVING…"
May 7
Melinda replied to gldean1988's discussion People's Questions and My Annoyance
"My sister and I both have AU. She goes without a wig in public. People see her with her kids and slip her money because they think that her children are going to lose their mother. It is frustrating. "
May 7
youarebeautiful replied to gldean1988's discussion People's Questions and My Annoyance
"I can relate.  See my post about teacher questions."
Apr 27
gldean1988 posted a discussion

People's Questions and My Annoyance

So, I have AU. I used to have AA, but it become so bad 3 years ago I shaved (and have shave since). I've since then lost all my hair.I've come to a point where I don't even really think about my AU. It's just my normal. I found myself getting really angry last night when my niece's grandmother wanted to ask me questions. I was wearing a bandana last night, and you could see my bald head. She asked me if I was going through chemo, and I explained to her, "It's alopecia. It's genetic." And, then…See More
Apr 25
gldean1988 posted a discussion

Lips always chapped with AU

I read somewhere that having chapped lips can be a symptom of not getting enough vitamins. Now, I have developed AU in the past year, and I notice my lips are always chapped. I eat plenty of vegetables and even take a daily multivitamin. I'm wondering if my body doesn't absorb nutrients like it's supposed to. Does anyone else have chronically chapped lips?See More
Apr 19
iammorethanmyhair replied to gldean1988's discussion Losing Pubic Hair (I know... I went THERE!)
"I have a similar story to you gldean1988. I've had AA for over a decade. About 18 months ago however, it turned AU, and for me that means everything. As for your headline. I think it's important for us to "go there" some times to…"
Apr 17
gldean1988 replied to gldean1988's discussion Losing Pubic Hair (I know... I went THERE!)
"You are the second person I've talked to who developed AU before puberty who didn't grow hair down there."
Apr 17
George replied to gldean1988's discussion Losing Pubic Hair (I know... I went THERE!)
"I am a 47 year old male. I got alopecia areata when I was in seventh grade.  It became alopecia universalis within a year or two, before I hit puberty.  I have no hair on my body, anywhere.  Sometimes, a few hairs grow on my…"
Apr 17

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I learned that I had alopecia areata when I was 19. I have lost over 50% of my hair, but I have actually grown to love my baldness. I am a high school teacher and yoga practitioner.
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Alopecia areata
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Yes - I am 18 or older
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Attachment to Suffering. Why did I have to be the one to lose my hair?

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 11:26am 0 Comments

“To be free from suffering, free yourself from attachments.”

 

They say being attached can lead to suffering, but we can also be attached to our suffering.

 

Every person living now is going through some kind of suffering……

 

There is death, sickness, poverty, injustice, cruelty, judgements, projections, failures, and insecurities.

 

Sometimes it is easy to forget that other…

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At 2:18pm on March 29, 2018, JessicaStinkle said…

Typically around $300-$350. I like the quality of the hair but not the cap. The last time I went to buy one, I tried a wig with a nicer cap made for people with no hair and the difference was amazing. I wouldn't want to spend too much more just because I don't wear it enough, although, I probably don't wear them too often because I don't find them comfortable. That is a good idea, having them hand made, how did you find a place that would make them?

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