It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best
I am new to this.. blog posting that is and I thought this would help not only myself after 10 years of knowing I have Alopecia, understand it, but others as well. I was told about having Alopecia in Middle School, for me it started out as small quarter size spots on the top of my head. I began to clip my hair back to hide them and soon after started seeing my dermatologist to seek treatment. Treating small three spots is easy... applying my topical treatment daily twice a day. It worked! I don't know if anyone else used topical treatment, as greasy as it is... it worked for me!
A year after, starting high school my stress began to grow and my hair fell out more. I then started to receive steroid treatments once a month in all of the spots. At this time I started getting spots underneath, not so much on the top of my head. I think about if the spot location differs for a reason?
I don't know anyone with Alopecia, so I thought this would help me communicate with others who are going through the same thing. Years went by and i was getting steroid treatments monthly, and boy did it work. Throughout high school and college too. Let's fast-forward a few more years, I was 22 just graduated from college and got my first job, working an 80 hour work week. My hair began to fall out more and more, in various spots underneath, the top of my head, and behind my ear. I tried to control it as best as I could, monthly treatments and tried to not use any heat on my hair.
June of 2015, was when I believe it turned for the worse. I lost most of the hair on the top of my head where treatment took months for it to finally show some growth. I was thrilled to see growth.
I am 24 years old now, and this is the worst my hair has been. Where my "new" hair is still growing and it looks thick on the top of my head. I have no hair underneath. I lost most of it within the past two months. This has been the hardest two months. I am self-concious whenever I go out, and try to find new ways to wear my hair daily. I struggle deciding if it is time for me to get a hair piece, what if it is just going to get worse? My go to has always been throwing it up in a pony tale, but now that isn't even an option. I currently stopped my steroid treatment due to other health issues and moved back to using my topical treatment.
I need advice. I don't know if it is time for a hair piece, should I continue applying my topical treatment and hope for the best?
Twenty-Four and figuring out what it's all about!