Where acceptance is all there is
“It’s a wig!” I’m all too happy to tell you this upon our first meeting. I really don’t mind informing you of that whatsoever. I’ve always felt a bit like I’m a made-up, false Hollywood façade. You know the kind of fake building facades that you might find on a Hollywood Studio backlot? Wearing a wig and being complimented on my hair makes me feel like this.
But I’ve jumped way ahead. So, let me back up a bit…
To begin, I was diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia nearly 13 years…Continue
Added by KimH1266 on May 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
It's now... after another dermatologist opinion and tired of this stressing hair loss i decided... Tired of waking up everyday and saw them at my pillow, tired of being afraid of touching my hair, washing it and brushing it, tired of being sad about my bald spots i'll save it! In a few minutes i'll become bald! thanks everyone from all the support, best regards, Cátia
I'm feeling pretty frustrated right now, so sorry for ranting. I'm just really confused by all of the reactions to my hair loss. My mother is acting like it's the end of the world and keeps telling me how sorry she is, even my dad keeps muttering things like, "it's not fair," and then my friends (the few who know) are acting like I'm a huge, to quote them directly, "drama bomb." I excitedly told my friend that I got a hair piece, and she responded by saying, "Yeah, I know. What's the big…Continue
Today is day one, May 29th 2013. I am to apply it every night to my head for 2 weeks and then every other night following. I sure hope this works, I would love to have something work! I try to be tuff, keep a stiff upper lip and say I don't care that I have no hair, but I do.... I want to have something....even if it is short I don't mind. I guess time will tell, wish me luck!
Hope and a lot of anger are the new emotions that are running through me after I finally ditched the dermatologist I was seeing. He was very dismissive with regards to outside opinions or suggestions. He diagnosed me alopecia areata. He would not take a biopsy of my scalp to rule out any other possibilities. I endured his ignorance for a little over 3 months and with it more steroid injections to my face, neck and scalp than I care to remember. I made an appointment with a new Dr. this past…Continue
So that's it: I'll be bald in the future.
I have androgenetic alopecia and after much searching, go to several doctors, do a lot of things to keep the hair on the head I realized that it is not worth having all this psychological (and financial!!) distress just to maintain aesthetics. It may work for others but not for me.
I'm 25, I've always had long hair, but after a time of confrontation with alopecia I decided that the best thing is to adapt to the inevitable! My alopecia is at…
Question à tous et toutes ? je dois refaire mes papiers d'identités dois-je faire une photo avec ou sans ma perruque ?
Lately it seems the hardest part of the day is getting out of bed – not because I don’t want to get up, but because bed is safe. Getting out of bed means a couple of things – 1. It means that I will inevitably look at the pillow and space around my head to see if I have shed any hairs, and 2. It means I will need to get in the shower and go through the more-often-than-not painful process of seeing what falls out post-shower.
I used to be more concerned about the hairs in the bed…
Hello everyone I'm 19 and i got diagnosed with alopecia about 5 months ago. I've lost about 50% of my hair now.
As it was i was already uncomfortable around people with a full head of hair, i went to therapy for social anxiety about a year ago, the hair loss has not made that much easier.
But lately, I've decided i need to stop feeling sorry for myself. If tears could bring back my hair i would have had a full head of hair a long time ago and then enough to make a wig for everyone…
Haven't been able to see a dermatologist, cause he KEEPS CANCELLING ON ME! UGH!
If you are ever in Newfoundland, do not EVER go to Dermatologist Dr.Tomi, he apparently has a history of cancelling on his patients ALL the time! Other clinics and doctors actually GUESSED his name when I said my doc keeps cancelling! pathetic! Maybe he has a legit reason but still frustrating for his patients...
I am trying to see another one...so hard to book an…Continue
A year ago I was diagnosed with alopecia. All at once I lost all of my hair.
Since then, I have had one more episode, and lost the hair around my temples. I have single handedly brought back the "flock of seagulls" doo.
I've learned that it is frustrating not to know when or why I will suddenly loose my hair, but also learned about inner strength and beauty versus outward appearance.
Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and experiences.
Added by HilEspi on May 28, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments
I am having a bit of a problem at the moment. Usually I'm ok with my alopecia, especially since the weather has cooled down and I can wear wigs again without feeling like I'm going to melt away.
But recently, like so many others, I've become addicted to Game of Thrones and The Borgias, two wonderful HBO shows that I think everyone should watch if they like quality drama (and especially if they like pretty costumes and great swordfights).
Everyone, that is, except alopecians. OH…
Hi everyone, i'm Catia, i'm 24 years old and i'm from Portugal... first of all it's really nice and confortable to realise that there are many people with this problem and it really help us to understand what we are felling about ourselfs... I'm still not completely acepting that i'm losing my hair and that i can be bald... 2 months ago i found one big spot without hair on my head, i was surprised but not very worried to be honest. I went to see my family doctor, she told me with was a…Continue
I live in Arizona and pencil my eyebrows in. Has anyone found a product that actually lasts and does not melt off. I wear bangs so that I can hide my eyebrows as much as possible. I am noticing that it is making the front of my hair oily. Any suggestions on that also.
My Ken Doll episodes were very cool, and my taking care of our bodies section was very important as well, so i kind of went offline for a year or so when I moved to Calgary, but i think the AlopeciaBoy site should go back up, and I should put all the pages back up!
I DID IT. I made the decision. After harping on and on about whether this topic was "too personal", "too emotional", "to close to home" for me to choose it for my Thesis project....I chose it.
A little backstory, I'm going to college for interior design & I've just finished my junior year of college on Monday. Senior year of my school's interior design program is predominantly dedicated to the BIGGEST project of our entire four year bachelors of interior design degree... THESIS.…Continue
Hi I'm Natalie
I am 25yo old and I have Alopecia Universalis for many years I've had to hide my alopecia, for the reason that not many people are aware of the condition, so I would like to raise awareness about the condition and raise some funds for the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation AAAF.
I will be participating in the Stadium Stomp without my wig, which i wear every day.
I've registered to participate in Stadium Stomp, Australia's longest consecutive stair climb to…