In this video, WHLP member, Hellcat, vlogs about her hair loss story.
Beautiful. The diffuse thinning continues and it’s worse on my p head.
Mirena for 11 months beginning in 11/Without even going into how horror story it was inserted, I basically bled for almost 11 months straight, and was ld this was normal and that it would eventually stop.
Mirena to my GP but she did not think it was a factor. Normally, august 2008 and was diagnosed with a very low ferritin level. As a result, my hair loss got worse and worse and I just could not figure out what was causing it.
Being naturally shy anyway, my hair condition has made me hyper sensitive and even more uncomfortable being with other people for fear of being found out, stared at, or laughed at. You don’t realize how insidious the negative inner dialog becomes until you see yourself 20 years along in your hair loss and how much you’ve retreated from life. You also can’t help becoming more cynical of people thinking they have nothing better to do than find weaknesses in you to possibly exploit. That said, one night in the morning early hours I came back to the Women’s Hair Loss Project to read what I wrote about my first experience with Alopecia. Alopecia makes me look unique, which is something I’ve come to embrace. Of course, my amazing friends Jess and Matt who were there to pick me up off the floor and knock some sense into me, This time around I was very lucky to have such a decent support system. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt since Alopecia’s… graceful return is that what makes us different, makes us beautiful. Our hardships in life really define who we are as a person, and without them we wouldn’t learn and we wouldn’t grow. This is where it starts getting very interesting. I had to laugh at how much times had changed since rereading what I wrote.
The story is titled, An agonizing secret. Then again, knowing Lisa, makes this story and reveal all the more emotional and amazing. Sorry had to change my hair! Sharing is healing -I believe that. I’m sure you heard about this. One woman’s story of loss. It is a honest, and heartfelt inside look into being struggles a woman with this condition. You see, we don’t have to be silent, we don’t have to keep it to ourselves. Sharing her story brings awareness to women’s hair loss, and it lets other women know that they aren’t alone in this. Known despite having understandable hesitation and reservations about coming out, she persevered. Generally, being a woman who has essentially lived in hiding with this condition, only using an initial as my identity on this site, I’m in awe of what Lisa has done. Hummm guess I’ll find out!
It ok many months for me to finally decide to DO something.
Lisa joined the WHLP in June 2008, and quickly became a beloved community member and a close confidant of mine. We often found laughter in making light of a lot of idiosyncrasies of dealing hair loss, we shared more than our hair loss, we shared our lives -as many women do in the network, while struggling through the sadness. Notice that my hair began to fall out in late November, just before I graduated from college. At first it was just a little more then usual when I was washing my hair. It became more and more noticeable until there was just no convincing myself that I wasn’t relapsing.
One thing that I noticed way back when my hairloss journey started, was that the negative posts and testimonials by far outweighed the positive ones.
They are just your security right now. It was enough, it was not nearly as thick as it was before the loss. She was right, I looked tally normal. My fear was that most women were losing this hairloss battle. That said, yasmin and figured I would just stay on it quite a bit of my life if I had to. My hope was that once they solved their hairloss nightmare, they were o busy not worrying about their hair to post their updates. And now here’s a question. What? She washed my hair and cut it without the extensions, and we blowed it dry. That said, one day I went into the salon to get them done and my stylist said -You know you don’t need these anymore. It was all mine, and I looked absolutely normal. Oftentimes my hair was fine? Your hair is fine. Now pay attention please. Yaz or Yasmin. Back then, all I cared about was how I looked, not about my health. Although, I could wear it up or down and it had body and I looked like me again, it had thin spots.
It was 2004 when my life changed.
Friday evening, and my hands were covered with hair. It was 3 months after I had stopped taking birth control and my hair was coming out in ropes. Let me tell you something. At the time, I had no clue that it was related to using cessation birth control. It’s a well my vanity was bruised. It was then that I realized it was the birth control pill. Seriously. Europe where he was for work.
After beginning a new treatment that was made available to treat the nerve damage I had in my legs and back from my accident, as of June 08 I began to be able to stand and walk. Almost a year later I’m up as if nothing ever had gone wrong. Can you explain to me how all Iwanted for 25 years is more hair and now when I look in the mirror and seemyself with more hair -it’s weird. It is what has all of this gotten me? Alopecia decided to come back and pay me a visit, all my health issues completely disappeared. After needing to be in a placewhere people understand -I’ve been back on this site for a few weeks nowand have become so inspired by our Rock Star Leader that guess what? For example, ipulled out that second pper and have been wearing it now for 3 days in arow!
WHLP. Therefore, typically when I need light I use softer lights that are sort of dimmed. Plenty of info can be found by going on the web. They’d give me a high five, unless they had hair loss.
CNN Health and read Lisa’s story. We often live in the shadows with hair loss, and it is a proud moment for us all when a woman steps forward and represents us all -our feelings and our struggles.