I am 15 and a sophomore in high school. I have alopecia areata and the past couple of months more and more of my hair has been coming out. Only my closest friends know about my hair, and i am very scared that in the coming months all of my hair may come out. What will people say? What will they think? Will my friends stay by my side? Will people talk bad about me? All of these things and more are passing through my head and it scared me to death. I used to have such thick and beautiful hair, and to live a life or a while without it i just cannot imagine. I cry almost every day not knowing if by the next day i will have less and less hair. I joined this site because i feel like no one around me can relate to all of my thoughts and feelings, and as soon as i found out about this site i hopped right on and signed up. Today in the shower a lot of hair came out and i started to cry and didnt know what to next. I am very scared about this process and i really dont want to lose my hair and i just dont know how to cope. I feel as if i just want to sit in my room and cry all day, even though i thank god everyday that i am still heathy overall and im going to be okay, other than losing my hair. Advice on copeing?
I sure do need it :(