Anyone here with Alopecia

@gingerjo (170)
United States
December 7, 2006 1:20pm CST
I have AU and have not had hair for 5 yrs now. How do you deal with it?
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• India
9 Dec 06
what is alopecia ?
@gingerjo (170)
• United States
11 Dec 06
An autoimmune disorder where your body kills all the hair folicals. You loose your hair.
@Bbilal (2001)
7 Dec 06
Hairs - Hairs
I had never suffer from this disease, so can't you P.S: I've long hairs mashaALLAH.
@gingerjo (170)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Thanks for answering if you eve want to cut your hair and have 12 inches to cut off, donate the hair to lock of love to made into a wig for a small child.
• India
31 Oct 11
HI gingerjo, what i know is, there is no cure for baldness that comes with age!!! But if the hair loss is due to some disease like typhoid (Serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water), or chemotherapy; the hair comes back slowly, now i am running 67 now more than 50% hair is gone.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
29 May 07
I was just diagnosed with alopecia areata today, when my doctor showed me pictures of patients with alopecia universalis and totalis, I became very grateful that it's just the small patch missing. It still worries me and bugs me. My hair has always been my crowning glory and I feel cheated that it had to be the one thing malfunctioning on me.
@miniplaya (166)
31 Mar 07
I have AT, had it since I was 9, about 7 years now, how do I deal with it? close friend, family, girlfriend etc. When you find your grounds and accept it, when you get good friends and they accept it for who you are you forget about it. I used to be very worried about it but now just dont care. Sometimes yeah I wish I didnt have it but when I talk to people they say they wouldnt change it because its who I am, thinking of that is how I cope tbh. Anyone that does not know about it this is a good website. http://www.alopeciaonline.org.uk/about/index.asp
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Mar 07
I gave alopecia totalis.....almosy no hair.....tried all the usual things. steroids, creams, drew the line at ultra violet light treatment. By that point i didnt care and besides...the 80's are over.....i used to have very long hair when i first got this. My girlfriend likes the smooth skin thing and lots of women find bald irresistable...its not just a cliche...they really do. The only thing i miis are eyebrows (for apearence) and eyelashes...never realized how much you neeaded those till they were gone.