Alopecia areata?


I just wanted to see if anyone on here had/has alopecia:

to tell my story a little, my senior year of high school my hair started falling out, the normal thing they do first is check your thyroid and run some other tests, since my tests came back normal they decided I needed to go to a dermatologist. In my state there’s only one specialist in hair (dermatologist) so I had to wait for 9 months to find out for sure the reason for my hair falling out in patches, it took a toll on me for a little while (a few months) but eventually I learned to love what hair I have left, and my best coping mechanism was to make small jokes about it.

I don’t take selfies often because it’s getting pretty bad.

The light at the end of the tunnel came to me on 12/11/18 after waiting since March of this year just to get into the dr. He looked at me and said it’s alopecia areata and told me I had a few options- I could get steroid shots in my scalp or I could get a liquid I would rub on it nightly! He noticed how I make stupid little jokes about it and decided it was a good idea to give me both, after getting 22 shots in my scalp and getting a prescription for a solution to put on my bald spots I’m starting to feel a little better about myself, I know it’s only been a few days but knowing I’m not working towards getting my hair to grow back.

I just want to know if there are more people on this app who have been thru it and would like to tell their story. How did treatments work for you, did they?

There are more than 200,000 cases in the us per year just wanted to see how some of these cases went.. 😬

I’m nervous, excited, and scared all at the same time.. 💕