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I am fairly new to this website, but i have decided to try to reach out and answer some questions. I have had AA for 4 or five years. Started out very minimal and after some steroid injections from my dermatologist, it grew back fairly quickly. I had a few spots come and go and received steroid injections every month for about 6 months. It was all good ( only about one small spot) until i started my second year at college. I was not stressed to start (actually very excited), but as soon as i came to school my hair started to shed. I was put on prednisone about 3 weeks ago to stop the hair from falling out, but it has not worked. I am slowly tapering off the prednisone ( now on 50mg). I have also been using a topical JAK inhibitor ( Tofacitinib 2% topical cream) that i have been applying twice a day for the past month or so. I have had very minimal hair regrowth but there is still a little hair coming back just in one spot from what i can tell. My hair is still falling out and my spots are getting larger and larger. I probably have lost 40% of my hair and it does not look like it is stopping. I still have my eyelashes and eyebrows. I was wondering if there is there still hope left for me or should i plan to lose all of my hair? What other steps are there? Is it worth trying Xeljanz? What about topical immunotherapy or does that have a very large relapse rate?
I would very very very much appreciate any responses, the last few months have not been the easiest for me.
Thank you very much.