I came back to say big thank you to all of you who provided help and support during my difficult time. When i was suffering from Alopecia barbae and too desperate to find the right treatment, this forum helped me a lot!
During my suffering of alopecia barbae, i remember seeing many posts seeking help. However, they were all gone silent after a while and that made me worry even more. I was constantly questioning myself, what happened to these people, did they ever get well, did they do something bad to them self that's why they no longer write or WHAT?!! I promised that i would be different, i will let others know what happens to me. So here i am to say that my alopecia barbae is all clear.
Mine was stress related and took about 15 month from the beginning to the end, i saw many dermatologists and used numerous treatments, from creams to steroids. However, they were all hopeless and i gave up on all of them after a while. I had two very big patches around my chin and they were keep growing and reached my moustache. Since i have a thick beard and 3 hours after shaving all my beard is back, it was really hard to hide. There were days i was shaving twice but still very visible. The skin of affected areas looked like they were burnt, it affected me so badly that i started taking anti-depressant medications. Thankfully, regrowth started 10 months into the problem. About 5 months later, my beard was all back.
I hope no one goes through what i experienced but i am sure there are some people out there suffering from the same problem. My only advise to you all, please have patient and everything goes back to normal if your problem is stress related. I know of two more peoples and nothing worked for them except waiting for at least a year.
One small advise, please take plenty of pictures of the affected areas on regular basis cos at some point regrowth starts slowly and if you do not have pictures, you may not be able to notice. And when you know of regrowth, you will feel happy and that would help the process. I took plenty of pictures during the 15 months and if anyone out there needs to see the development of my alopecia barbae i would be very happy to share them to provide you some comfort.
At last, i wish everyone the best of health. May all of us stay safe and happy.
Edited by khlabla - 05/June/2012 at 3:35pm