I'm 18 years old and have been suffering from Alopecia for about 3 years. I still have a full head of hair (except for a patch on my right temple) but I have struggled to keep my eyebrows intact for the duration of the 3 years. I also am unable to grow any facial hair anymore and have very little body hair. My dermatologist recently gave me a prescription for a medication called Mycophenolate Sandoz (Mycophenolate Mofetil 500mg). I've taken oral immunosuppressants before (cortisone tablets which seemed to work extremely well when I was on them but it didn't stay that way when I got off them) but none with a list of side effects this serious. I asked my chemist and she said the side effects can range from liver damage, to increased risk of skin cancer, to stomach ulcers although I have a feeling she might have been talking about worst case scenario.
If anyone has had any experience with this particular medication I need some advice/tips on whether or not I should go through with taking it as I haven't started yet.