Cathy, it is difficult to say whether you will experience hair loss again in the future.
Hair loss can be amongst the first signs or symptoms of lupus. Essentially, anything is possible, with lupus being so unpredictable. Consequently, try to take one day at a time and not worry about it o much. Approximately half of lupus patients will experience at least some form of lupus hair loss and alopecia. Actually, this often occurs at the disease beginning but can also appear along with certain medications and treatments that may be prescribed to manage more serious lupus symptoms. Hang in there! The up side as you probably already know, most lupus hair loss is reversible.
Hi I have had alopecia for about 27 years was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in Am completely fatigued and in constant pain, frequent fevers and chest and lung problems, please advice as I am not getting proper feedback from my doctor. It’s been a very big emotional roller coaster for her and I try and support and comfort her as much as possible but sometime it seems pointless and she just hides from the world. My partner has lupus and is suffering with alopecia. Over years last couple she only got patches of hair loss when she had a flare up. This time around it is that severe that she has completely lost all of her hair from her entire body. Now let me ask you something. What should I do? She doesn’t really talk to me about it so I don’t know where to start researching.
We lose between 50 and 100strands each day.
Excessive hair loss in women may occur for a variety ofreasons. Thanks for sharing this information about alopecia.
Hi im new to this my hair is falling out in chunks and l can seriously just pull my hair out myself. Somaluxe Shampoo and Conditioner -I bought it online -its like Paradise Lime smelling -and it has all these hydrating ingredients. This is really upsetting me not knowing what’s causing my hair loss. It starting falling out also, when my hair got dry.
Can lupus cause hair loss?
The simple answer is, unfortunately. Thats what happen to me. You see, all the best! Many times it can also involve your skinwhich is the body largest organ, because lupus causes widespread inflammation throughout the body. Oftentimes yOU MUST NOT USE ANY SHAMPOO THAT DRIES YOUR HAIR OR IT WILL FALL. Seriously. Skin Inflammation can result in rashes or even hair loss occurring most often on the face and scalp. After 2 Somaluxe using weeks Shampoo, my hair was NOT dry anymore.
The medical term for hair loss is alopecia.
Scarring means that the hair follicles are destroyed byinflammation. If caught early enough, it is possible to see hair regrowth. Nonscarring means that the hair follicles are still present and hair regrowth is possible. It is also possible to notice loss of eyelashes hair, eyebrows, beard or body. The disease can also cause gradual hair thinning on your scalp, although a few people with lupus will lose clumps of hair. Let me tell you something. Discoid lupus is one major cause of scarring alopecia. There are two main types of alopecia types. Anyway, it is usually described as hair noticeably thinning or falling out in clumps or in patches.
It can often be covered up and is usually treatable, even when losing hair can be scary. The disease should not become your identity. Hair can take up to six months to grow back but there are things that can be done in the meantime to minimize the appearance of hair loss. Make sure you write some comments about it. Or having trouble accepting what is happening to your appearance, please reach out to friends and loved ones or even a mental health provider to help you get a completely different perspective, if you arefeeling depressedor hopeless. While meaning that the disease is what you have, not your personality, lead as full of a life as possible and understand that this is just a part of your life. Most types of lupus types hair loss and alopecia are eventually reversible or can be made reversible if caught in early stages, while losing your hair can be scary. Oftentimes counseling from a professional can help provide the ols you need to cope with these complicated feelings. Here are 5 tips that can make you feel more in control of your hair loss. Of course there are things you can do to make living through hair loss a bit easier and take back some feelings of control. Then again, the first thing to understand is that a person with any chronic illness is just that. Online information can be found by going on the web. Maintaining a positive but realistic attitude can really help when learning to live with any chronic disease, there is so much more to each individual than their diagnosis, symptoms and outer appearance.
My anti ds DNA test came out negative but on the test comment section it said something along the lines of test is confirmatory of SLE but my dr didn’t say anything regarding recently I found a round patch of hair on the side of my head completely gone like in the picture for question 3 above I’m photosensitive am allergic to a whole lot of things like dust cosmeticsdoes this mean that I might have SLE?
When I was first diagnosed I lost loads of hair. That said, thankfully my hair is really thick. My question is, Is there a chance that it will happen again?
Hello there Nes, I am so sorry to hear about your struggles and confusion with a lupus diagnosis.
It can definitely be a complicated process. What I would recommend is that you take all of your medical history and copies of your test results to another doctor for a second opinion. This is also a great blog to print out and take with you to your next appointment as well. Please take a minute to read our blog on diagnosing lupus. That would also be ideal, if you have the ability to see a dermatologist as well regarding the hair loss and ‘photosensitivity’ issues. Actually, please keep us posted as to what you find outwe will keep you in our thoughts! Here is that link.
There is often no single test that can provide a diagnosis. Please see an experienced dermatologist, if you have a rash. Please seek a rheumatologist advice or another medical provider, if you have not been diagnosed with lupus but are experiencing hair loss in conjunction with the following symptoms or the majority of the other lupus symptoms. If needed, the physician will take into consideration rash features that are visible. And, a skin biopsy. Please speak to your dermatologist about better options for you, if you are experiencing any concerning hair loss.