Looks like the original post that got me annoyed has been removed BJ. If it was still here I was going to report whoever it was with the alien name myself.
Angelindisguise - these treatment plans are all very well in theory but I've had two lots of steroid treatment with lotion and two with extremely painful injections in the past 19 years and nothing grew so your quote of preliminary regrowth of hair in 4-8 weeks is not typical in my experience or that of the alopecians I know. I was not and have not been offered minoxidil as I was told that it would not help my condition. And as for observation, I've been observing my almost full head of hair fall out very slowly on a daily basis for the last 4 years till I'm left with a small patch of hair on my scalp, no eyebrows, lashless "turtle" eyes and very little body hair. Still classed as AA though.
I know every case is different but I would like to think that this very general information is not being quoted to Newbies who might get their hopes up that they'll be cured.