I remember when my bald spot seemed to just get bigger over night. I tried to fill it in with black eyeliner. Putting the eyeliner on the spot didn't seem too bad, taking it off did :-) Sometimes I still cry because I feel like I'm not normal because of the bald spot. I feel like nobody around me actually understand what I feel. My family and friends always tell me that they can't see my bald spot whenever I put my hair in a ponytail but I am always saying, "its still there". I know that they are trying to be supportive and I'm thankful for it, but in the end nobody is looking at them with a bald spot, it's only me :-( I try to stay positive and not get all depressed over it. I found out about this website last week :-) Coping with alopecia is hard, knowing that I can recieve support and encouragement through others who know and understand what it is like to live with alopecia and try to understand also what it is like for others who have to live with individuals who have alopecia or baldness from medical treatments. I know how much I stress my family out about it, they sometimes just try to make me feel normal but I don't feel normal. I have been coping with alopecia since I was eight years old and now i'm twenty-six.