First of all i wanna say that this is my first post on alopeciaworld. I am a part of this community only a few weeks now and while reading lots of posts and responses for the first time i felt like i am not alone.
Since i never met a person with alopecia i always thought than no one can know how i feel and how hard and sometimes frustrating it is to go out in the world with alopecia. Lots of times in these 6 years of battle with alopecia my family and friends told me that it is only aesthetic problem and that i should be grateful that it isn't something more serious.I never replied to those comments and i thought it was probably meant to be cheerful. The problem with alopecia is much more than just aesthetics.It crushes your self confidence and throws you from a hard depression to disappointment in life.It plays with all those bad,sad feelings and emotions that at some point you just don't know can you withstand.
I really have a feeling that here on alopeciaworld i will get honest support from you and give it back when i can.
As far as my history with alopecia at the age of 13 in just a few months i developed AU.Just out of nowhere it hit me.Two years not a single hair grew up.I used bunch of drugs corticosteroid injections,cremes,shampoos and none of it worked.Than,when i started losing hope that my hair is gonna grow ever,it started growing back spontaneously. At equal rate 90% of scalp hair,eyelashes,pubic hair,armpit hair and about 50% of legs and arm hair grew back.It happened in maybe 2 years .But since then it didn't grew to 100%.My eyebrows didn't grew as well only left eyebrow maybe 10%.
I asked myself what was different in my life since hair started growing back.The answer is :I lived healthier.Started doing sports,avoiding junk food and reducing stress.But i know it is not healthy enough.I don't train regularly,i sometimes eat bad food,get drunk on a party and catch myself being nervous over some stupid thing.I live in a small place in a big family with lots of obligations to it.(farm life)
So why is this post called ,,New Chapter in my Life''?
Because i graduated high school and in 15 days i am going on a college.In a big city with a scholarship.
My expectations:I plan on being gluten free and i am gonna start doing yoga,i will go to gym and go jogging,i am gonna be happier ,more confident,im gonna study and i wont get anywhere near alcohol,caffeine, cigarettes etc. I'm gonna be a better person.
I also want to finally have a girlfriend.Yeah i never had one...
I have a strong feeling that if i stick to this plan it will grow 100% everywhere :)

College starts on October 1st and i am gonna report to you on how im doing through the whole year.
If someone actually replies haha :D
Cheers

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Comment by Rahul Rao on September 17, 2013 at 9:48pm

good luck bro! love ur attitude..

Comment by Mayo on September 18, 2013 at 7:21am
That's awesome. Good luck. My daughter, 2&1/2 has AA. We've just started her GF, she's always been dairy free and we're hoping this will help. She's had digestive issues all her life so I'm hoping once we get her digestive system sorted we can say good bye to the AA. Best of luck and please DO keep us posted on how you go. :)
Comment by Simone on September 18, 2013 at 10:01am
Good luck to you! You're a handsome young man. I'm sure your college days will introduce you to an abundance of girls! Enjoy and take care!
Comment by Jack Sparrow on September 19, 2013 at 3:13am

Thanks all,i will keep you posted Mayo...

Comment by Mayo on September 19, 2013 at 6:17am
Great. I look forward to hearing how it goes :) x
Comment by Jason on September 21, 2013 at 9:57pm

Great mindset, looking forward to hearing about your progress. Keep us posted.

Comment by Kim on September 23, 2013 at 4:00pm

A healthy lifestyle can only do your body and mind good!! You have nothing to lose, and that way you will attract like-minded people as well. I have been gluten-free for 4 months & also following my blood type diet & do yoga. I have had a tiny bit of regrowth and of course i cant say if its directly linked to my diet change, but regardless, Im doing my body good with the right foods and so that has to count for something.
Keep up your strong determined attitude Jack. It will take you places :0)

Comment by Debs on September 24, 2013 at 4:39am

Good for you. I have the same attitude as you. I started juicing vegetables and fruit at least once a day to get extra nutrients (check out the Joe Cross re-booting website) and I am eating really healthy. I have always gone to the gym 3 times a week and I find that doing regular exercise is a fantastic way to reduce stress and helps me keep negative feelings at bay. You will have a super time at college and being fit and active will attract a positive group of friends and girlfriends. Have fun. xx

Comment by VanillaPlum01 on September 28, 2013 at 11:56pm
Good luck. You aren't alone. If you need someone to talk to feel free to contact me. College c
Comment by VanillaPlum01 on September 29, 2013 at 12:00am
Sorry..I dropped my phone lol. College can be hard with alopecia. I thin it may have been harder for me because I didn't tell anyone. I haf the same hairdo every day for 4 years. Slept with a wig and all it sucked. A sped of advice though. If someone asks you About it be honest I think that the more honesty I was, the more people accepted me. Good luck

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