does anyone here hve alopecia?

@paulw33 (297)
United States
June 23, 2008 4:58am CST
hello im33 years old and i have alopecia it is very hard to deal with in case youdont kow what it is it is someting where you lose your hair no it is not something you catc it comes sometimes though from other family members its very hard and makes you feel like a wierdo i wear a hat at all times to cover my bald spots do you have it or know anyone that does id like to hear from you if so thanks
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@AmbiePam (44635)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes, I do as well. I have PCOS, a disease females get, and as a result, one of the symptoms is hair loss (some in turn grow too much hair, but I got the hair loss symptom instead). At first I cried because I was so young, and they told me it would never come back. I wore hats and scarves, but now I wear a wig. I miss the days when I could go outside and let the breeze flow through my hair. Now if I go outside without a cover on my head I get stairs. Funny enough I get compliments on my beautiful hair, but it doesn't make me feel good because it is a wig and I know it even if they don't. People can tell us how to feel all they want, but unless they have this they don't have one iota of understanding.
@paulw33 (297)
• United States
23 Jun 08
this is so true i feel the same way i started loseing my hair at 2224 and now im 33 some of it has grown back but the hair that does grows back pure white it is very hard i know it has to be hard for a girl i have 3 daughters i hope dont inherit it from me because that would be hard for them and me
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@AmbiePam (44635)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yeah. As weird as this sounds, hair is pretty much told to females as being their "crowning glory."
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
12 Jul 08
my cousin has it , she's 11 now.. and she's almost completely bald.. and we're trying our best to find a cure.. I believe the disease is called alopecia areata.. which is both annoying and embarrasing... dunno how to react!