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    Posted: 18/March/2011 at 8:50pm
Hi all just a quick one.
 i went to see a dermatologist a few weeks ago after being refured by my doctor, if im honest i was soooo bloody mad when i got out from seeing him! Angry he didnt hardly look at me neva mind my hair, i was in there for less than 3 mins after waiting 30 mins, the guy couldnt give a s**t and spoke to me like i was wasting his time. What he gave me is a perscription for some gel called Synalar id not heard of this before and he didnt give me chance to ask about it before he made a run for the door! it seems to have made a bit of diffrence to my crown hair loss but im not holding my breath for super results lol.
just wounderd if anyone else has used or heard of this?

thanx Tongue xxx
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/March/2011 at 5:53pm
Hi there
Im new to this site so please bear with me, I was referred to a specialist who put me on Synalar, 4 weeks on then 4 weeks off and so on, it has started to grow back a little but during my weeks off it I've noticed alot more of my hair is coming out from other places, is anyone having the same problem, My dermatologist was insistant this gel would work failing that she mentioned having the steroid injections, She told me the hair could grow through white and take over a year Cry 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/March/2011 at 9:17pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/March/2011 at 9:58pm
Hi there
This is a topical Corticosteroid. Reduces swelling, redness and itch under the skin. When my ali-p was active my scalp would feel very itchy/uncomfortable.
These treatments would minimise the itch but didnt have any affect on my hair growth. Try not raise your expectations with the medical profession, there is very little they can do for us and they know it.

NeedSupport, we can all feel quite frantic when faced this this condition for the first time so its important that you keep your feet grounded and try not to throw yourself at everything offered to you. You mentioned injections and its not certain that after having these it will make any difference to your hairloss. If someone told me to rub  a cowpat on my head I would have done it. I felt so desperate and my parents spent a fortune on treatments here, there and everywhere.
My hairloss has always been chronic and thankfully too severe for injections. I am sure I would have gave that a go.
Stay kind to yourself and learn as much as you can.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/March/2011 at 11:31pm
Yes - I waited weeks for a referral to a dematologoist who within minutes, with a quick look, just repeated what my Doctor had already told me and did offer any advice on support or follow up re a wig.  So I assume I need to go to my Doctor for this to begin a lengthly process again. Disapprove I know its a waiting game but I feel the consultant experience was not the best I've had.  I have have other referrals to consultants in differrent fields in the last year and the experiences were a great deal more supportive and informative.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/March/2011 at 7:58am
When I'm in charitable mood I think well the docs have no answers for us, and so can seem brusque, and unhelpful, and likely frustrated because they can't do anything.
But then again, you do feel like lots of them were in the pub on the day they were supposed to be learning about treating patients with respect, dignity and compassion.
What gets me is you end up dismissed from their office with usually very frightening news, and no help in how on earth do I manage with what you've just told me.  Many of us have ended up on anti depressants and in a bad way... some of which could have been helped right from the start with more understanding.  Thank goodness for the forum, where you can get support.
 
NeedSupport - your dermatologist has given somewhat double standards, insisting a treatment will work... and yet if not....  No wonder you are confused.
The truth is no-one not even the very very top doctor in the entire world can make you a promise as to what will happen next, one way or the other.  I know its probably against all that you think, but don't put all your trust in what a doc says... they can trot out casual phrases and glib remarks which you can latch on to and believe, and which were only that, a passing remark.
Yes the hair can grow through white, this is all to do with alopecia attacking pigmented hair.  But... after some time the hair  can get back its natural colour - so if you do get regrowth its not an absolute that it will be white and stay white forever and ever.  Personally I'm happy with the white bits, as long as I have hair that's what maters to me.
 
Read around and look at the various sections, much information from the real people who know about alopecia - ie the people who live with it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/March/2011 at 9:41pm
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My daughter used it for scalp psoriasis but she seemed to build immunity to it quite quickly for that condition - anti-imflamatory - nice non messy gel thought compared to some!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31/March/2011 at 6:45pm
Hi all,
Thank you for your nice responses, I,ve managed to find a support group but its only a one off meeting on the 7th April but at least I'll hopefully get to meet and talk to people in the same situation, I just hope other people will attend.  This site is a god send as there doesn't appear to be any support anywhere else
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/August/2011 at 9:19pm
I waited ages to see dermatologist, I saw him last week which was a waste of time he never let me speak I had no time to ask questions, he measured my bald patch which is half my scalp told me to use synalar and my hair might grow back...its the itching driving me mad, i am so afraid of brushing my hair to much as it is coming out by the handfull..am so depressed i could cry..sorry for moaning but........
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