Where acceptance is all there is
I've had hair loss since July 2013 when I was 16, The hair loss started on top of my ears, and slowly started on my crown in circular patches. I've always had very long and thick hair so It was always something I could hide until it started on the back of my hair and more on the sides and became extremely noticeable.
Anyway, I write this blogpost because I'm confused. My hair will grow back in some areas, but always fall out again during Spring time (in Australia it being during Sept-Nov) and continue till Summer and then start growing back again throughout the year and then happen all over again. For the past two years its looked like Telogen Effluvium (as it sheds slowly and I can see clumps of hair in the shower and my hair looks really thin until it eventually turns into a bald spot) so I'm confused if its Aloepcia Areata or Telogen Effluvium. Ive always been told my hair loss is due to an underlying autoimmune condition perhaps. I want to know is anyone experiencing something similar to this and if so what measures should I take (who should I see, what tests I should do) and also what worked for them. Should I see a dermatologist? A homeopath? Is it due to gut problems or heavy metal toxicity, iron deficiency? Im willing to do any of the required tests to find out but it will be nice to hear what everyone has done!