I could not have said it better myself, Lisa!!
I was diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia in August of It has haunted me ever since.
For someone with low self esteem to begin with -this was devastating to me. You put EVERY SINGLE word on paper that I am thinking for almost a year. I have woke up each morning and gone to bed every night with hair loss as the major focus of my day. For example, tHANK YOU for having the courage to write this article -you have said everything that I’ve been feeling for almost a year now. God Bless You. Just keep reading! It has changed me in a negative way I never thought possible. Needless to say, for a great support organisation go to -the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation. Very caring group was reported in the media how it has helped many with Alopecia regain their hair, I’d say in case you have lost your hair through alopecia in Australia you may with to contact Fusion Health for their hair tonic.
Still, I worry about others noticing my hair loss, about what my head will look like tomorrow, next week, next year. The first things in my opinion about is what my hair will look like by so, when I commit to a social engagement months away. I say I’m planning to something and hereupon think I’ll wait till my hair looks better and after all I don’t go much anywhere. Oh, To be honest I do understand. I am deluded into thinking And so it’s intending to get better, other people probably don’t care. Nonetheless, it probably won’t and meantime I am isolated. Never did in my opinion I my be ashamed of my hair. I want to ask you a question. Go figure WHY? Now let me tell you something. Maybe they think I’m recovering from a serious illness, yeah, that’s it. I know differently, I actually look at everyones’s hair a solitary one here without hair certainly they tell me to stop it, noone cares or see it.
I felt for once I was not alone.
Sometimes I notice the men and can’t I’m pretty sure I have to go on. Glad I read your personal stories, and can relate to our very SPECIAL group of ladies with such beautiful strnght of character Thank you ladies and someday we to can throw our hats in the air like Mary Tyler Moore for those of you who remember her show. Did you hear about something like that before? I have not choice or I will be a shut in. God was good to me other ways. To be honest I have to have it thinned out, as a child and young adult my hair was so thick. Of course I try to be grateful for other things in my whole life. I feel for ya lady, I believe I’m losing my hair could be the least of my worries.
If my wife lost her hair mmorrow she should still be the most beautiful in my whole life.
Its not the for awhile, I’ve kept my secret close to me. Consequently, it’s been exhausting. By the way I know one day it going to be, Know what, I may not be at the point of my hair loss being that noticeable. What consequently? Write contrary to your supersmart and innovative solution, hair transplants are NOT feasible for a large portion of female hair loss sufferers.
Please research before you suggest magic answers again. I’m sure that the pattern of their hair loss is diffuse and therefore most of us know that there is no stable donor site from which to obtain hair from. I shaved it all off and now keep it super short. I am complemented 90 of the time and I find that I have a restored feeling of self worth. Then, I never looked back. Baldricks event and knew that was what I was supposed to do. Did you know that a couple of weeks later I heard an ad for a St. I actually know that when I shaved it off the first time I raised a n of money for childhood cncer research.
Thank you for that information.
I ordered the iodine and just yesterday I read on Dr.
David Clark’s site, who I found on You Tube first, who warns against taking for ages being that If the thyroid problem is not Hashimoto’s, it could trigger Hashimoto’ I am pretty sure I do have Hashinmoto’s as So it’s really common for the low thyroid crowd. Nonetheless, I am not preparing to take it till I can be sure. Basically, whenever blowing it out with a big brush, my hairdresser styles my hair frequently. Oftentimes I am beyond grateful to her. I had my hair cut shorter to make it appear thicker. I do what I can to hide what’s happening. Of course, I part it a certain way. For example, I had beautiful curly hair. My hair barely grew back. A well-known fact that is. Loosing my hair is harder than loosing my breasts.
With both breasts.
Envious hair. You never know what you have until you loose it. On p of this, my eyebrows never grew back after chemo. Why does hair have to play this important role in the human factor. Essentially, I’ll never be very similar person as I was before all this happened. Whenever hoping to find the strength to accept all the changes, all the loss and, eventually wearing a wig for some of my life, I am in a dark place. Now what did grow back is falling out. Literally. Certainly, hair does define us or there wouldn’t be this particular huge industry to fight balding. Seriously. Get a behindthescenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent. Then again, sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. Generally, they’ll share news and views on health and medical trends -info that will even if they’ve been there for me, didn’t quite understand why this was affecting me so brutally.
I was in cr. Certainly, I went to therapy for a year and began taking antidepressants. Although, I’d sob in my husband’s arms and talk about my hair constantly and obsessively. Now let me tell you something. Newark Avenue, Suite 130, Belleville, New Jersey Donations can be made via PayPal at BHHF is a ‘tax exempt’ ‘non profit’. Seriously. BHHF is also doing best in order to fund Dr. Vincent Tuohy’s breast cancer vaccine which was completely effective at preventing breast cancer in mice that normally get this disease. Actually, beatriz Pogo’s work on the human mammary tumor virus, that is present in approximately forty percent of all breast cancers! It also slowed the growth of tumors in the control group of mice. Breast Health and Healing Foundation believes that finding the causes of breast cancer will lead us to prevent this disease. Send checks to.
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Please donate to BHHF! I am looking for a solution for my daughter. That’s interesting. It seems that you have done your research and have tried many different approaches. Anyways, there certainly was not a single remedy.but we will search.just like you do. I was reading your for awhile being that my daughter. Then, it turns out that diet plays an important role. ITS WORKING. Guess what? Then again, I didn’t try the niacin actually for awhile being that it makes me feel funky.
It’s nice to trim off a few years, It’s obviously not perfect and never may be again.
The article was claiming that your scalp is getting less blood flow through the capillaries.
I hope this helps someone. Usually, I got sick of dealing with my hair so I shaved it off completely down to the skin. I guess the vitamins make up for lack of nutrition and niacin increases blood flow. It also suggested massaging your head three times a day to try and get those capillaries flowing again. I’m emphasizing the head for ages being that I feel them working. Possibly shaving it with a razor helped it grow back thicker By the way I cant tell you which of those things did the trick. On p of that, I think that most probably the multivitamins and head massages are doing the trick. My story is very similar to yours. Accordingly the site suggested taking multivitamins and niacin. Now pay attention please. I am 25 and going through identical thing.
Our hair doesn’t make us!!
Almost any women in my family old and young have beautiful thick hair.
Mine started when I was 19 I have no info why and neither do any doctors I have seen. Hang in there. That’s where it starts getting serious, right? I am so sorry for you! Ladies, visit us at and and see the strength in children and get yourself to acceptance as fast as you can. It shine brighter any bald head, when you find it. Just think for a moment. We By the way I know its not for everyone.
Set your personal rules for what’s beautiful! Known stop letting society dictate to you what’s feminine and what it’s a good idea to look like! Thus.visit am the founder of the Children’s Alopecia Project. We are devoted specifically to children living with all forms of hair loss due to alopecia. What really happens best when an adult women experiences alopecia is finding a true beauty that exists inside. Just think for a moment. You will fly higher you ever thought you could, when you do. From my experience with alopecia the most devastated demographic with alopecia should have to be adult women. You see, Undoubtedly it’s for ages being that you have lived your life and the media and others have ld you what beautiful is and we should face it, bald ain’t beautiful in advertising. You should take it into account. Hang in there. I hope for a cure or at least a treatment that works for anyone, until hereafter for a while being that I don. Certainly, I started losing hair when I was 23 and I was detected with PCOS. It has ruined my life. I think about suicide also. Generally, I know I am more than my hair but I just cant deal with it! Besides, I was losing my hair for about 4 years now. You see, elsa, I feel your pain!! Besides, your so not alone in your pain!! Now please pay attention. With your personal help, I love to will love to speak to you and any others about whats going on with your hair. For awhileer be a secret! We are looking for women who are not afraid to speak out about this! Also, I am Elline, founder of LeMetric. Consequently, there’re gorgeous wigs available and they don’t actually want to be expensive to look good.
Buy a few wigs that are exactly what you wish your hair looked like, wear them proudly and ENJOY LIFE.
I’m wearing wigs for almost 25 years, due to genetic hair loss.
While coping mechanisms, hair pieces, the numbers of hairs that fall out and where we lauded considerate doctors and condemned dismissive ones, we met on the Women’s Hair Loss Project, an online support network where we traded information about treatment options.
People who don’t wear hats throughout the winter or cold weather increases the rist of hair loss.
People who wears a baseball cap actually looses their hair faster or it could’ve been for awhile being that it’s not getting enough sun exposure. I have no other problems and take no other medications which would cause hair loss. With that said, I after effects, including hair loss, my be temporary and would go away after I stopped taking the medication, and that if there was any hair loss during those three months, it wouldn’t exceed 10, he clearly had no info what he was talking about. Did you know that the hair fell out including eyebrows and lashes, and became finer and twisted. Remember, I hope for a miracle one day for all of us. It should take a rich and powerful victim or group of victims to battle them and it wouldn’t bring my hair back, The pharmaceutical industry is I know that the medication doesn’t seem to help, I’m a type 2 diabetic and I’m under treatment for my thyroid. 40 years later, it has thinned a lot that I must wear a wig.
My hair used to be so thick I couldn’t hold it up in a bun.
People are extra for a while being that they assume I’m undergoing chemo, Therefore in case I go out with a hat.
Thanks for talking about this. Although, the hair just stopped coming out of the dormant stage and stopped growing. Now let me tell you something. My mother and grandmothers both had full heads of hair when they died. Of course, many of us are aware that there is nothing I can do but wear a wig, By the way I. Grieve for my wonderful thick hair. It’s awrite. Hope so it is helpful for some amount of you. Doesn’t it sound familiar? I am not endorsing it, nor do I work in any way to sell this product, my beautician ld me about it.and it has given me back my confidence.
I should reccomend anyone to try it.
I never recieved a diagnosis either, I’m almost sure I was checked for thyroid problems, for lupus.etc was even ld that it should be for a while being that my body wasn’t storing up iron as it should.
Ld that vitamin D3 deficency may be a cause. Hello all you beautiful ladies.I just wanted to share with you, that I I’m pretty sure I never had any suicidal thoughts about the hair loss, I have cried many time while standing in front of my mirrow. People don’t even notice my hair loss anymore, even I can’t notice it. After drying and styling your hair.you sprinkle this on anywhere you have thin hair.it works wonders. Just a thought.I’ve contributed my hair loss to peri menopause, seems it started around identical time as all my other symptoms. Needless to say, I go out now and don’t worry about someone noticing my thin spots. It’s been going on for about 7 years for me. Then again, I think I’ve went through almost every emothion mentioned here. Beauty is only skin deep, right, after all.
I believe as women, we do tend to hold pride in our hair.after all, the bible calls it our crowing glory.
My hair was always the one of the issues I knew I had going for me, it always looked great.
Mine seems to have seasons for a better word of shedding. Oftentimes I mix light dark brown and auburn to get my shade. Furthermore, I’ve adjusted should be minimal for a bit, so I’ll notice heavier shedding. With that said, it’s a powder made out of keratin, it comes in all the basic shades. Basically, started in my early 40’s, To be honest I had the thickest hair, my hairdresser ld me many times that I had enough hair for 10 people, therefore one day, out of the light blue I started noticing hair all over the place. To be honest I want to tell you ladies about a product I found. That said, I continue for any longer being that I am afraid to see what really should happen if I stopped, Actually I don’t know if it’s doing anything.
I wish we could see more women come forward with this issue to take away the stigma.
I To be honest I use women’s rogaine daily.
It really just sucks. My mother is 60 and has lost a large part of her hair and wears a wig each day. Thank you for sharing your story. Have you heard about something like this before? Really nothing out of the ordinary, and the pill and similar estrogen didn’t help, blood tests revealed nothing beyond a slight raise in Testosterone. Whenever avoiding styling products, biotin and identical vitamins, styling around the thinning, that stuff you shake on to make it look as though you have more hair, I started losing hair noticeably at age I tried everything -doctors, diet, propecia.
Really, I don’t have an answer.
I also think about other things as well.
I think about it each day of my life at some point. At one time, it was so upsetting I thought I should go crazy. I felt like saying, if that’s true, what am I supposed to do? I am now in my 50s and the loss is definitely noticeable -nobody almost any suggests that it is not visible any more. Anyway, I asked mu hairstylist about it, and he said hairpieces and wigs are always noticeable. Of course, much of it now, in my opinion, is finding a way to deal with what seems unacceptable and to love myself even if I have this imperfection. Besides, I am more than these follicles, and I try to remember that, iT is painful and tied up with how we perceive ourselves as women. Certainly, it’s time to stop fighting and to accept the cards I was dealt.
By the way I know I have done everything in my power to remedy it, it still makes me sad.
Virtually, lately it seems to have increased.
My hair is still falling out. I’m 44 now and my hair is super thin, To be honest I am so depressed, just understands or cares. No one except understands how devastated I am over losing the only things that made me feel feminine. My hair was so thick and beautiful, after that, in my mid 20’s it started falling out in hand fulls. My father and brother have varying degrees of hair loss and my mother always had fine hair. So, after exhausting my options. Of course, my maternal aunt had very little hair on the p of her head, classic female pattern baldness. Somehow what’s happening makes me feel less than the person I used to be, I shouldn’t be ashamed. With all that said… I have transitioned from hysteria to detachment. Fact, it is part of who I am. I know I’m for any longerer cry about my hair loss. I’m sure you heard about this. I am loath to give this any more power.
Our stories had commonalities.
In public, we studied other women, envious of the hair that they take for granted. I seek for to die, one woman wrote. Losing our hair made us feel unattractive, unworthy, less womanly. It robbed us of joy. I feel like I have to fake/hide the true quantity of hair I have, in a sesne trick some man into loving me. It’s abeing that she has dark red hair. On p of that, I feel bad for her. Having less hair to begin with, redheads who have a hair loss seem to recede/go balding at a a lot more rapid rate after that, people with other colors/diameters for a while. Women across the country and around the globe who, are struggling to conceal their hair loss and handle the deep emotional ll it needs.