Melinda
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  • Oakton, VA
  • United States
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Melinda replied to Dana's discussion Results from a Gluten-Free Diet? in the group Gluten Free Alopecians
"I have tried gluten free and given up on it a bit too early, I think. I recently went gluten free three weeks ago. I'll keep you updated on my progress and whether or not it is working for me! "
Jul 23
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Jul 23
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Jul 8
Melinda's video was featured

Alopecia Make-Up Tutorial | Getting Ready in the Morning

This is my make up routine for alopecia universalis. This is for people who have lost their eyebrows and eyelashes to the autoimmune disease, alopecia univer...
Jul 4
Anne Williams commented on Melinda's blog post Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis
"I also have AU but love makeup. I did have my brows microbladed which helps. I have not tried false lashes since I lost mine though.  I also don't wear wigs but love hats and scarves. Love your attitude!"
Jun 15
JeffreySF commented on Melinda's blog post Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis
"Looking good!"
Jun 3
JeffreySF liked Melinda's blog post Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis
Jun 3
Melinda posted a blog post

Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis

I love this community. It is helping me to accept my Alopecia Universalis. While I strive to get healthier in hopes of regrowing hair, I've found so many wonderful and caring people on this website who have helped me to accept the condition. I still hope that the autoimmune disease cures itself, but I'm not stressing out over it anymore. Today, I created a vlog on doing my make-up and getting ready in the morning. I don't bother with fake eyelashes. I don't have real ones to glue them to and I…See More
Jun 3
Melinda posted a video

Alopecia Make-Up Tutorial | Getting Ready in the Morning

This is my make up routine for alopecia universalis. This is for people who have lost their eyebrows and eyelashes to the autoimmune disease, alopecia univer...
Jun 3
Melinda is now friends with Lesley and Marco
Jun 2
michellelc23 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"I went and had an allergy test ran and my whole life I didn't know that I was allergic to anything. Well it turns out that I had an egg white intolerance so it is causing inflammation on my scalp and causing my hair to fall out. I went to about…"
May 26
Joan Gundersen commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Please don’t give up what you love due to this condition... I have AU, and decided that it can’t change my life- it’s just an obstacle to work around.... I found a water wig... on the alopecia site. One is a swim cap with some hair…"
May 21
Iwishitwasjusthair commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hey I was 32 years old when I started losing my hair, too. I cant afford the expensive swimming wigs. I have wore the swimming caps to water parks. I feel like Im wearing a condom and look horrible. I had to change positions cause I was working as a…"
May 20
Sue commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Hi, I am glad that you feel well and you are happy. Not am I. My whole life is in ruins, I am 56 years old, cannt find any job or work anymore, my husband left his previous mate 35 years ago as she was bold so I do not dare to show myself without…"
May 17
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Btw, I wear wigs, hats, bandsnas, and occasionally go all natural. It's whatever I feel like. And when I get a new wig, I go to my students and everyone and am like, look at my cute hair.  When you are comfortable with you, you give…"
May 16
gldean1988 commented on Melinda's blog post I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia
"Alopecia is NOT a state of ugliness.  Ugly is an opinion and not everyone agrees. There are beautiful women with alopecia, in my opinion. You can find wigs that are pretty convincing. But, I don't feel committed to making people believe…"
May 16

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About Me:
I have alopecia universalis and epilepsy. I am a huge fan of holistic healing, which hasn't really done anything for my alopecia.
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Alopecia universalis
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Yes - I am 18 or older
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Eye Make-up for Alopecia Universalis

Posted on June 2, 2018 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

I love this community. It is helping me to accept my Alopecia Universalis. While I strive to get healthier in hopes of regrowing hair, I've found so many wonderful and caring people on this website who have helped me to accept the condition. I still hope that the autoimmune disease cures itself, but I'm not stressing out over it anymore. 

Today, I created a vlog on doing my make-up and getting ready in the morning. I don't bother with fake eyelashes. I don't have real ones to…

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Bald Woman Problems

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I have lived with alopecia universalis for 9 years now. Yikes! All of my thirties were bald! In this video, I share some of the challenges that being bald can have that most people don't know about or even think about. 

First and foremost, let's talk about wigs. If you have more than one, people will notice,…

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I Quit My Job Because of My Alopecia

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 5:00am 24 Comments

I loved swimming. I was a swimmer and as an adult, I taught swimming classes. I was great at it. Then I started losing my hair. I went bald really quickly. I have Alopecia Universalis. For about a year, I taught swimming with a wig on. Most of the instruction was simple enough that I didn't have to demonstrate for the kids. I chose a stellar student and had him demonstrate.

I wore a really cheap artificial wig. It fooled everyone. I didn't have to deal with comments on my health. I…

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I've got some hairs!

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 2:21pm 4 Comments

I'm going on my 9th year with Alopecia Universalis. I struggled with this for years. I decided that I was going to heal it naturally with diet and exercise because the medications that were being prescribed for me were interacting with my epilepsy medication. 

I started out with a raw vegan diet and lots of juicing. It really didn't do much for me. I loved fresh juices and they tasted great, but I lost weight. That was about it. I also looked a bit too thin. 

The next diet I…

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At 10:25pm on May 7, 2018, JeffreySF said…

Hello All.

I too quit my job after 17 years with my employer once my alopecia started.

I didn't know what was happening to me. I thought it might be stress or a chemical in the environment or anything else for that mater.

Anyway, It's been nearly 11 years since that happened. I'll never know what  my trigger was so I just keep moving forward in this journey called Alopecia...

Best to All!!!

 
 
 

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