I've had AA pretty much my entire life. When I was little I had a patches of hair that just never grew. That went into remission for a few years then came back when I was in high school. I've been doing scalp injections for the last decade probably. It keeps the AA in check, but I never have had full re-growth. My AA has always been pretty easy to cover up, until the last six months when I developed a patch towards the top of my head. My hair is noticably thinner (to me anyway) and I'm considering discontinuing the injections as they are painful and expensive. My hold-up is that the places where I've been receiving injections continue to grow hair, but the edges of the spots seem to expand so the treatment area gets larger and larger.
I think if I don't see significant re-growth by the end of the year, I will be giving up on injections and facing the inevitable, there is no cure and no effective treatment. Might as well wear a wig and have beatiful full hair again :)
Is there anyone else out there that has continued treatment this long, and when did you decide enough was enough?