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