I was about 9 or 10( gr.5)when my hair started falling out. I am now 18. It was and still is very hard dealing with it. I have an under active thyroid so im pretty sure my Alopecia is caused by that because I've read places that thyroid problems can be the cause of Alopecia.In elementary school I got made fun of a lot. My mom even talked to my teacher and explained my condition so the teacher could talk the the class about it one day when I was not there, but they still made fun of me even after knowing what was wrong. In grade six i started wearing a bandana. After the kids couldnt see my head they didnt say much after that. In grade seven I stopped wearing the bandana's and didnt hide my head. I have a wig but I've only worn it maybe twice because I dont like it and it doesnt really fit properly. Also I dont feel comfortable wearing it because if I were to meet someone new that didnt know I was bald and became my friend that when they find out that I am bald that they will treat me differently. So I basically go out in public letting eveyone see because I dont want to hide who I am, I want to show people the real me. A lot of people point and look and it drives me crazy. Even after having alopecia for this long I still cry about it wishing I had hair and that I was normal. The thing is I have never lost all of my hair, I have always had hair on the back of head it was thin but its there and I will never shave it off because im happy I have atleast a little bit of hair..about a year ago hair started growing on the very top of my head on the sides and its still there and theres more growing so I really hope it will keep growing and not fall out. My life pretty much sucks and I hate my life due to having Alopecia because now a days it seems like everyone cares about hair and they dont think people who are bald are pretty or something. Its hard to make new friends.
If anyone else has Alopecia due to a thyroid problem and has any advice on anything I can do to maybe try and see if I can get hair to grow more I will really appreciate it. Thanks