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Skin Lupus?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CarrieBelle Jun 2, 2018. 4 Replies

Anyone in Houston?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Aug 25, 2008. 2 Replies

How long does it take for hair to fall out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MOM2607 Aug 26, 2015. 10 Replies

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Adventures of a little bald head and her addiction to wigs :)

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Relationship Status:
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About Me:
Hi! My name is Rachel. I love Jesus, my family, and my two dogs. I'm originally from Chicago but am currently a graduate student working on a Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology in Texas. I hope to do biomedical research in emerging infectious diseases one day. My journey with Alopecia has allowed God to instill in my life a beauty and confidence that I didn't know was there before!

I am 24 years old and was just diagnosed with AA. I am having fun with my little bald head! :)
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes

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Rachel's Blog

Seasonal alopecia?

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Hi friends! I have a totally random thought. Has anyone noticed any connection with hair loss and seasons? I have a few patches right now and noticed that this is the 3rd fall in a row that this has happened. It seems that I only lose hair in the fall. Has anyone else noticed this? Am I crazy? :)

Regrowth update

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

So...after round two of patches and bald spots..... Its growing in strong. I have both eye brows and eyelashes!!! Hooray! I even have to shave my legs again. (I could have kept that part hairless) I have even had two haircuts since then! Thank You Jesus that you are the God of the unlikely and the impossible!…



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Round 2 is harder than expected

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 2:28am 7 Comments

And it seems to be Round 2 of Alopecia. It seems harder this time than the first time around. Everyone keeps saying that it is easy this time because I know what to expect and I already have wigs. But, for some reason, I'm having a harder time with it and don't feel like I can tell anyone that I am having a harder time. Is that stupid?



Well, heres where I stand as of now. I started noticing it coming out in the shower about a week and a half ago....…



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Regrowth Follow-up

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 11:58pm 3 Comments

Hi!! Its been a really long time since I've updated on here. I wanted to let you know what things look like on my head. First of all, my eyebrows and eyelashes fully recovered....





I even got a haircut and have a little hair style...





And even my own ponytail...





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skin lupus?

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 4:08pm 1 Comment

Has anyone heard of skin lupus before? I know what lupus is, but have never heard of 'skin lupus'. I just had several skin biopsies where they are looking for 'skin lupus'. Its the next thing on the list (of doctor's guesses) to rule out. Does anyone else have this??

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At 12:26pm on November 18, 2010, pedro said…
Rachel
¿Do you know Cali?
¿Do youy Speek spanish?
At 12:15am on June 12, 2010, Lisa said…
Hi, you look pretty with hair and without! My hair grew back for 1/2 a year and then all of it came out, even my eyebrows and eyelashes. What did you do when your eyelashes came out? They look good in every picture?
At 2:19pm on February 10, 2010, StAsHiA said…
Hi, I was browsing around and saw your profile. Did you say that your hair grew back, and it started again? I think I am going to go through the same situation. I found out I had it like 2 years ago, and was bald for about a year before it started growing back, and it stayed for like a year, so I thought I was done with it, but I found two spots last week, and they are getting bigger fast. Do you do treatments for yours? If you do what do you do?
At 2:21am on December 11, 2009, Melissa Harris said…
Rachel, Just wanted to say hello and see how you are doing. Did you regrow your hair back now? Hope you are doing well! Take care! :) Melissa
At 5:18am on November 30, 2009, Gerrick said…
I LOVE TO SEE GIRLS ROCKING THE BALD HEAD LIKE YOU DO.
At 10:04pm on September 15, 2009, Donna DeHoog said…
Hi Rachel! How are you? Your photos are just beautiful!
At 7:41am on September 14, 2009, Julia McDowell said…
Hi Rachel - you are a very pretty lady - with or without hair! :)
At 9:07pm on June 26, 2009, MiNAH said…
Rachel,
Are any of these wigs prosthetic freedomwigs...vacume wigs?
Oh for what ever it's worth...you look great in every one of them.
They all have a great style."WOW"
Although I can't wear any wigs natural or synthetic..on that woven messy stuff!
Just get wheezing asthma, eczema and allergy attacks.
I do have a new prosthetic wig...yet must shave every day since some hair grew back.That causes razor burn and too much irritation.
Plus the heat is too much for a vacume wig....it slides off...cause there is a flood happening under there.
I guess it works better in winter and when I'm in the air con.
Either way...I'm Cool walking without my hair...."COOL & COOL"
At 10:42pm on April 19, 2009, Meghan said…
ps. you have some nice eyebrows!! I still have both of mine, but looking at yours makes me want to shave mine off and pencil them in to look like that!! lol They are really nice!
At 10:41pm on April 19, 2009, Meghan said…
Just stumbled across your profile!! Saw you are doing your Ph.D in Micro and Immunology... I work as a Microbiology Lab Technologist up here in a Hospital!! I love Microbiology.. so interesting!
Hope you had a good weekend!! talk to you soon!
 
 
 

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