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September 3, 2010... this was the year that I took the first steps to liberation. Liberation from myself, liberation from disease and liberation from society's perceptions of what I should look like and how I should be. This date was the day that I shaved my head. 3 years ago I did the one thing that I never thought I would have the courage to do. I picked up a pair of clippers and shaved what remained of my hair. Alopecia Universalis had taken most of it and I finished the task. Its…Continue
Ok so exactly a week ago me, my sister, my mom, my dad and one of my sisters friends went to bring my brothers football team some Peanut Butter Bars that we made. While we were there one of the coaches asked my brother does your sister have Alopecia? Of course my brother said Yes the coach then continued that's what I though because she looks to healthy to be on Chemo I though it was pretty cool and thought you guys would like to here about it.
Added by Jessica Hoschouer on September 2, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I would like to share my story with some readers who might have just recently received a diagnosis of alopecia. This spring I noticed to my horror that I had several bald patches in the front of my scalp. I couldn`t believe it - I actually went and checked it out in several mirrors of my house. I went to work with about a can of hairspray on my head to glue the strands in place and cover the spot.
Over the course of a few days the spots grew bigger and joined up so I was looking at a…Continue
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I was so excited to find out that the guy I go to school with but don't even know has Alopecia I am so excited to know that I am not the only one who has Alopecia and is going to a new school. Ok so here is what I know about him... His name is Alec, he has Alopecia and he is on the same bus as one of my best friends Emily or Jane Ere as she goes by here on alopecia world. I am so excited to talk to him about it, that is if I can get up enough nerve to do it.
Okay I just joined this website a couple of days ago. I have seen so many positive and inspiring stories. This is just what I needed. However I have been reading as many of your blogs as I can. It seems that everyone has been given different treatments from their doctors. Some a topical steroid, injections and oral medication. It seems positive. However it seems like the success rate is very small.
My question is do I take steps to proceed further and try to stop what is going on with…Continue
Hi I am brand new to this site. I joined because I was looking for people I can relate to. I recently found out that my doctor thinks I have Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. I have had so many test in the past four years. That is when I started to notice my hair loss.
The first time I noticed a slight bald patch was after a hair cut appointment. I thought my hairdresser had maybe put the blow dryer on a little too hot. I did not go back to get my hair done for one whole year. The hair…Continue
I seem to be having a peculiar problem.I have been losing hair continuously for 8 months now and it is very limp,thin and the scalp can be seen.However i have noticed that it is thinning much more from the left side of the scalp..I have a slanting wide part and it keeps falling from the left side only.Also the hair i feel pain in the roots,like someone is tugging them.
This is bothering me alot.Has anyone else had the problem?
What special activities do you have planned for Alopecia Awareness Month? Please be sure to list them on Alopecia World's events calendar. We also welcome you to make suggestions and discuss your plans in the comments section below.
Below is information on what the National Alopecia Areata Foundations has planned for the month.
NAAF - Team Up for Alopecia Areata…Continue
We'll stop looking for the answers,
Wear our hearts out on our sleeves,
But it's hard to make them see, and—
Just look at who are we,
Don't judge us as you please, we aren't weak,
And the dreams we sew,
We'll start to move mountains—
The world will be in the know,
And the more we grow—
The more they will see us, and greet us
Sure I'm only 18 years old and have most of my hair but when I really think about it, what girl would want to date a guy who has bald spots. I mean mine are covered but there's others out there who don't have them covered or have a third of their eyebrow left. It certainly keeps me up at night wondering if I'll have one. Actually does more than keep me up at night, sadly. So my question is where do I start? How do I go about bringing up my alopecia? Or is literally every guy and girl shallow…Continue
So.. after seeing multiple doctors, I think we have figured out what I have and what is causing it. I have Talogen Effluvium. I have a new shampoo and lotion to help with the itching.
Here's the bad news: Its stress related, I'm doing everything I possibly can to reduce stress (i.e. eating right, exercising, meditating, multivitamin, etc) but the stressor seems to be my husband's job. The worse news is that we are under contract for another 2 years. So I dont' know what I'm doing to…Continue
Hi all, I'm new to this group! Don't know why it has taken me so many years to join such a great supportive group! I am a 37 year old woman who has a gorgeous little 7 month old girl and I have lived with alopecia for 33 years and have recently found out about freedom wigs! I have booked my flights to Melbourne and will have a natural wig buy the end of this year just int tie for my daughter first birthday!
I'm extremely excited but also scared as it will be the first time I have ever…
Hi, my name is Raquel, i am 42 and can honestly say that my hair loss does not define me anymore!
The road was long, bumpy, full of storms, self hate, low self assteem etc. But i am there!
I am loved, and i love! I am at a stage where i wear wigs if i want too and if it is hot i wear nothing but my smile on my face.
Today i know that it all starts in your heart. If you accept yourself everybody else will accept YOU! If you feel uneasy everybody else will not know how to…Continue
So yesterday i was going from class to sit with my group when i went under a tree which i thought was taller then it was and it pulled my wig off it was so embarrassing and i wanted to go and die in a whole i ran past my group and to the toilets and sat in the toilets for the rest of lunch and sent my friend a message to ask if she could bring my bag to my next class but she had gone home sick so i had to go back out and grab my bag which i eventually did but i had waited until lunch was…Continue
my daughter is 2 yrs old and shes starting to wonder why her mommy does not have hair
i would love for her nd myself to play hair salon like i did with my mom
she gets upset that she cant do mommy hair and it is a lil
stressful trying to explain it to her i have had alopecia for a yr now
and it has knocking my self esteem down i really lost of words
on how i feel cause who wants to be a woman