Hello, everyone, I am new to Alopecia World and relatively new to the world of Alopecia. I started losing my hair last September ('09) and finally shaved my head in December ('09) when I was tired of sweeping the bathroom floor everyday. If it is true that God knows every hair on your head then I feel really sorry for him and he should take up better hobbies!
Probably like everyone else, I had a few bouts of spotty alopecia that my friends always blamed on my stylist for cutting me too short and "shaving me bald" (I have had really short hair for the last 8 years). Always, it grew back and my mom would say..."yes, my dad had hair like that and he would use shampoo for mainge ( I don't know if the spelling is correct, you know, the bad dog fur) and it would come back", that was the precursor.
Last Spring, my husband got an opportunity to move to Germany to work at a company that his company had acquired. Things at my job were changing so it was a good time to make a life changing decision (if there ever is a good time). My hair started to fall out in September, before we had made the decision to move, but everyone agrees that the debate and the final decision to leave was my stressor that started the process. I did have a job that I enjoyed and realtionships that I had forged but in the end I feel that I was happy with our decision to leave the States. I am happy here, get more excercise, and think that I eat better, but I still have NO hair (except on my left big toe!!!). It just really aggravates me that everyone thinks there is something more that I should do to make it better. My husband asks "Are you getting exercise?", "Are you taking your thyroid medicine?"...all these things about WHAT I should be doing. Is there really anything that I should be doing. I personally think it is bad genes (did I mention my dad had rheumatoid arhtritis?). If anyone else knows anything else please let me know. I will just be sitting here in Bavaria checking the sight for some support and useful information.