May 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Autoimmune disorders and deficiencies—Hypothyroid and iron

Also, looking at auto-immune disorders, I have had excema since I was 12 and had rheumatoid arthritis from 1998-2004 (6 years).  

Added by Kathryn on May 26, 2018 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

I found my answer to my alopecia areata- my hair is completely back

Like the title said this is my answer and I came back to write about it so that maybe it could help at least one person. Everybody's answers going to be different but this is what I found out was the reason that I was losing hair. So I went and had an allergy test ran and my whole life I didn't know that I was allergic to anything. Well it turns out that I had an egg white intolerance so it is causing inflammation on my scalp and causing my hair to fall out. I went to about 20 different…

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Added by michellelc23 on May 22, 2018 at 8:39am — 6 Comments

Shampoo

I read in today's paper that someone who had alopecia claims that Watermans Grow me shampoo cured their Alopecia. Before I go rushing to buy some I thought I check with you on here to see if anyone has tried it. It could have just been a story to increase sales!!

Thanks

Sue

Added by Sue on May 16, 2018 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Dating was already hard, and then all my hair fell out in 1 year

  I am basically 6 feet tall (5' 11 1/2").  Dating was already hard because of my height.  Most guys are attracted to average height women.  I was shy and a very late bloomer--didn't start dating seriously until age 30. Over 10 years, I had one crappy or bad relationship after another.  Nothing lasted very long, was cheated on, etc. 

  2 years ago, I finally figured out the kind of man I really wanted.  I broke up…

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Added by Kathryn on May 15, 2018 at 11:04pm — 18 Comments

Disapointing Hair Piece

Hello my fellow Alopecians!

I want to share a story with you.  I ordered a hair piece with a grant I rcvd.  The vendor is located in North Texas and I am in Ga.  Took 5 weeks, no big deal it was custom.  I was so excited but when it came I was so dissapointed, wrong length, not quite the right color, wrong size (too big) and definetly the wrong texture!  I sent emails and phone calls with my complaints.  When I finally rcvd a reply they told me essentially the order was correct and…

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Added by Shelly on May 8, 2018 at 8:41pm — 2 Comments

Bald Woman Problems

I have lived with alopecia universalis for 9 years now. Yikes! All of my thirties were bald! In this video, I share some of the challenges that being bald can have that most people don't know about or even think about. 

First and foremost, let's talk about wigs. If you have more than one, people will notice,…

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Added by Melinda on May 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hot and tired

I am so so tired of wearing my wigs.  some days I'm over heated other days I am self conscious.  Other days I am depressed and embarrassed. Yesterday I went out to get my nails done, when I got home and took off my lace wig my head was soaking wet.  This morning I didn't even have the desire to put a wig on and go to work.  I just stayed home.  it's been many years but I still miss the days when I could get up and pull my hair back in a pony tail.  It's been over 20 yrs and I am still in…

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Added by Shelly on May 7, 2018 at 7:24pm — No Comments

What's Behind the Veil

Alopecia: What’s Behind the Veil

When I look in the mirror, I see my brother.

Now, nothing wrong with that - he’s quite a good looking guy.

But he’s a guy!

None of the men in my family have hair. Nothing on the head, no eyebrows, eyelashes; nothing on the, arms, legs or other unmentionable places. My dad lost all at the age of 8 after two successive bouts of scarlet and rheumatic fever. My oldest brother lost…

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Added by Sherrie Saadeh on May 7, 2018 at 2:27pm — No Comments

I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia

I loved swimming. I was a swimmer and as an adult, I taught swimming classes. I was great at it. Then I started losing my hair. I went bald really quickly. I have Alopecia Universalis. For about a year, I taught swimming with a wig on. Most of the instruction was simple enough that I didn't have to demonstrate for the kids. I chose a stellar student and had him demonstrate.

I wore a really cheap artificial wig. It fooled everyone. I didn't have to deal with comments on my health. I…

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Added by Melinda on May 7, 2018 at 5:00am — 26 Comments

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