I have had Alopecia Areata ever since i can remember. I think my mom first noticed bald patched when i was 2 years old. Well they never became big enough for me to really notice until 2011. In 2011, i lost about 50% of my hair and have been getting steriod shots in my head every 4 weeks. Its been a roller coaster really...It would regrow and everything would be good then it would get way worse again. Oct, 2016 i lost about 60% to 70% of my head, i shaved it. By the way,....BEST decision ever made k? Well, its been about one whole month since i have shaved it. I had a few really dark patches growing rapidly in random spots. I was thinking maybe this is where i had my last injections. But other then that nothing...maybe im being impatient but the only hairs i feel or kind of see are extremely thin and nearly invisible. What does this mean ? am i being impatient with my regrowth or is it normal? 

P.S. Im new to this site, say hello :) 

Lauren Terry

USA, VA, 21

Views: 287

Comment by Tamera on January 28, 2017 at 1:54pm

Steroid injections take time, I have done them off and on for the last 24 years.  Be patient!  Best of Luck to you!

Comment by RileyR on January 31, 2017 at 1:25am

Patience is clearly a virtue.  The few patches of hair that have sprouted on my head since being diagnosed with AU 18 months ago have also been very thin and light.  Three weeks ago I decided to shave them off and start fresh with the new year.  Although I haven't had new growth, the shaved hairs are growing back darker and thicker.  

Please keep us posted on your progress.  


You need to be a member of Alopecia World to add comments!

Join Alopecia World




Any mention of products and services on Alopecia World is for informational purposes only; it does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by Alopecia World. Nor should any statement or representation on this site be construed as professional, medical or expert advice, or as pre-screened or endorsed by Alopecia World. Alopecia World is not responsible or liable for any of the views, opinions or conduct, online or offline, of any user or member of Alopecia World.

AlopeciaWorld.com: It's hair loss support at its best!

© 2018   Created by Alopecia World.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service