Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (38)

Allergy symptoms

Now that my eyelashes, eyebrows, and body hair is all falling out, I have been experiencing severe itching, watery eyes, redness, burning skin and body pain. Has anyone out there experienced this? And if so, what has alleviated your symptoms? Has anyone seen any kind of specialist if they have had or have these symptoms. I am so miserable right now. Allergy pills do not help, I feel like I'm overdosing on benadryl. It's hard.

I've been to my primary physician, I'm a Medical Assistant at…


Added by christy murphy on March 30, 2013 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

Mini Rant :)

Alopecia is a bit of a bitch :) I'm not so bothered about having no hair on my head any more, or my eye brows, and TOTALLY cool with no leg hair (I really should wear skirts more often)

BUT why does the hair have to grow in stupid places where I don't want it. I actually feel a bit manky today and it is due to unwanted hair I will have to sort out ASAP. It comes everywhere I don't want it, toes, arm pits, bikini line/area, even my chin has the odd one here and there at times, lady…


Added by KFlame on March 30, 2013 at 6:20am — 7 Comments

My life changed about 3 weeks ago

My life changed about 3 weeks ago when I came down with some sort of contact dermatitis throughout my neck and scalp. The dermatologist put me on prednisone for 7 days. Then I was diagnosed with AA about 2 weeks ago when a large amount of hair came out from one spot at the back of my scalp on the left side. I felt it all pull away in the shower and it was a very weird feeling. I got cortisone injections in that spot and my dermatologist also prescribed a topical solution called Clobetasol to…


Added by Barbara on March 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Hair growing back as a side effect of new RAW food lifestyle

Well last year I was gifted another autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis. I spent all year wracked in pain and downing all kinds of medication given to me by prescription. I was sick of feeling sorry for myself so I decided to do some deep research on nutrition. For a whole year because I knew this was not what I wanted for my life. I researched cancer cures, and other diseased body cures and all of them came down to better eating. Not JUST better eating but eating real whole RAW…


Added by Felicia on March 29, 2013 at 12:42pm — 8 Comments

Hormonal cream and compliments


Today I went to the docter and she told me that in my case my hair probably will never grow back.

But to give me the feeling that i tried everything she gave me hormonal cream.

Im just gonna try it and I really hope it will work for me.

Question for today is:

Has anybody had a good experience with hormonal cream?

I just wanted to say to everybody on this site, Youre beatiful,I like people who stand out from the crowd, people that are…


Added by Karlijn on March 28, 2013 at 2:45pm — 3 Comments


This is a poem I wrote at my lowest point, it was the worst my alopecia had ever been. I felt lost, alone, and most of all- ugly. The alopecia seemed to highlight every other flaw I had.

Aside from my family nobody knew I had alopecia so I had to hide and pretend everywhere I went.

Also, I've never shared this with a single soul, so I'm a little nervous...here goes nothing.


You constantly haunt me throughout the day-

I carefully hide you behind shades… Continue

Added by Brandi on March 27, 2013 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

Loss of hair again. Is it stress or just the result of having alopecia areata?

May 14th, 2012 at 28 I found my first patch of hair missing. Two weeks later, I made the difficult decision to shave my head with the support of a wonderful friend and my boyfriend. At the end of February, 2013, I was lucky to have my hair starting to grow back - I even could make a small mohawk!



Added by HilEspi on March 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Paint Me a Picture

Paint me a picture,

Of what life should be,

A world where it's people don't judge what they see.

Your hair is all gone,

It's alien—it's strange,

You find that your world has started to change.

Why is the question,

You keep in your mind,

Where are the answers you struggle to find.

A while it will take,

To accept this is you,

To challenge yourself in all that is new.

Two eyes and a nose,

A mouth and ears too,…


Added by Amy-Rose on March 26, 2013 at 8:16pm — 13 Comments

Follea Lifestyle Wig - WOW!

I feel the need to post a note about the Follea Lifestyle Wig I just bought for my 14 yr old daughter. It is a little pricey but worth every cent, in my opinion. If you want quality and the best you have to pay for it. This wig is absolutely amazing! The hair is European human hair and is very soft, beautiful and manageable and the parting is 99.9% lifelike! She can put it in a pony tail, a bun for ballet class, french braids etc. My daughter managed to hide her AA up to the very last moment…


Added by CAH on March 26, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

“As long as your hair is alright”

There is a saying in Dutch, which literally translates to “as long as your hair is alright”. Basically, it means “do not worry about small, meaningless things – as long as your hair is alright, you will be fine!

I remember like it was yesterday: in 1983, Vulcano’s catchy and uplifting song ‘Als je haar maar goed zit’ came blaring over the speakers. I looked in the mirror and was dissatisfied: my hair was not alright, far from it. It was thin and…


Added by Marion Kremer on March 25, 2013 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

New treatment for alopecia

Hey everyone! I've had alopecia for about 10 years and have tried every thing... literally everything. I've done laser, creams, injections, shampoos, but nothing really seemed to help me. My hair fell out almost like the seasons my dad always says. The spring and summer my hair always grew in and in the winter and fall alot of my hair fell out. So, I've been using squaric acid. The acid isn't FDA approved yet, but me and my dermotolgist said its worth a shot. So between 4-5 months mostly all…


Added by Sara on March 24, 2013 at 11:45am — 21 Comments

Hello, I'm new here

I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in the beginning of March this year. I noticed a quarter sized bald spot on the back of my head mid January. I went to a general practice Doctor, who said I might have Alopecia and that was that. I saw a Dermatologist in March and she had no doubts that I had Alopecia. I thought it wasn't going to be too bad since that spot hadn't grown from January-March, but I am now noticing my hair start to become extremely thin, more so than usual. I am terrified.…


Added by Annie on March 23, 2013 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

So the awesomest thing happened

So like most people on this site I have also lost my hair and feel really self conscious about it. The icing on the cake is that I have been away from my fiance since September of last year. He hasn't seen much of me since I've been completely bald. He has seen maybe one or two pictures. I keep my beanie or scarf on while we Skype or FaceTime. So the other day while we were Skyping, without thinking of it, I moved my beanie a little to scratch my head. When I realized what I had done, I felt…


Added by MaddiiBoo on March 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Fusion health vitamins

Hey guys,

I'm really considering getting these vitamins i've read a few comments of how t was helping a couple of you and some it wasn't on here but it was hard to find all the comments about it. I know about that 10 year old girl who had success with it. I have AA and i'm woundering if any of you has had success with it or not?

Also if any males have tried this?

Thanks a lot!

Added by Ryan on March 21, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't look too close, I hide it for a reason

When attempting to hide Alopecia, it's imparative to avoid strange questions about your hair (wig,filled-in eyebrows, fake eyelashes, whatever it may be) especially from a crush or new boyfriend!

This is the story of how my boyfriend found out I was bald.

I had a crush on this absolutely gorgeous boy, a Jake Gyllenhaal look-alike, very calm, cool and collected. He played guitar and sang, was outgoing but kind. We both worked in the mall and had seen each other from time-to-time,…


Added by Brandi on March 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

I guess the worst part is not knowing

I've had Alopecia Areata for 7 years now, I've lost my hair and I've regrown it over and over again. Last January I lost about 80% of my locks to this hungry monster. I was at my lowest point, very depressed..it was my senior year of High School, I was supposed to be having the time of my life not hiding in my room and shopping for wigs in another town. It was all very hard for me to understand although I was familiar with it.

I was tired of not being able to go swimming or wear a…


Added by Brandi on March 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

If I were a boy

I was thinking about quiting track because I wasn't ready to hear other schools talk about me.They don't know my condition since they don't go to my school.I broke the high school record for the 3200m last year so when my coach found out I didn't want to do track this year he found me and told me I need to do it I'm really good and I have a chance so I decided to do track this year.Tuesday was our 1st track meet and everybody thought I was a boy! I was so hurt my dad just keeps telling people… Continue

Added by Mercedes Maria Butler on March 20, 2013 at 4:08pm — 7 Comments

Wearing hats

Hello again, I have been weaaring hats to school since I was in first grade and now I am in sixth grade. Anyway yesterday I had an hat on and this boy who is in the same grade as me walks up to me and says "No hats in school." Then I just looked at him for a few seconds and then said "Do you really want to go ther?" This just shows how used to my alopecia people at my school are like a few months ago my friend had her hair done really cute and she said to me "I can do it to your hair…


Added by Jessica Hoschouer on March 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Alone forever

I have had Aloepecia since I was 11-12yrs old, just before starting highschool (how many of you can guess how much I enjoyed highschool?)

Anyways, I've never had regrowth to the point I dont feel the need of

wearing my wigs anymore, I have woren Lcae wigs starting around the age of 15 yrs old.

I feel that because of my age of when it started that I never got a chance to enjoy life or highschool and my peers like others did. You don't realize how much lack of confidence you…


Added by CocoB on March 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Scholarship opportunity!

The This Is Me Foundation is very excited to announce we will be giving two national scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the US who have/had alopecia and are pursuing advanced level education! Please contact us at info@thisismefoundation.com to receive an application. We will be awarding 2 $500.00 scholarships that will be sent directly to the student.

Added by This Is Me Foundation on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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