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    Posted: 29/November/2016 at 6:51pm
Hi everyone,

I'm 18 years old and have been suffering with alopecia areata for just over 18 months now, and now have no hair on my scalp, and I think I'm starting to lose other body hair too -  but I don't know whether I'm just being paranoid aha!!

I'm finding it really difficult to cope with with everything, I'm less confident, anxious all the time and even counselling isn't helping with how I'm feeling about it all. I find that I'm very good at forgetting I have it, but not accepting it.....Yet there seem to be so many people with happy stories of them living with it.

I'm just out to see what others recommend and what they did to help them through it all.

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Hi there,
I've been through a similar experience to you. My hair started falling out when I was 19 and I too lost confidence and started to feel anxious so you're not alone in that.
I don't think anyone truly accepts it (coping and accepting are quite different I suppose), but I think that having a supportive group of friends and family around you to encourage you is really helpful. Being able to talk about how you feel about it can be useful.
Best wishes to you,
Sarah
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Hi Sarah,

I'm glad to see that I'm on the right path. At this stage coping seems much more achievable than acceptance. I'll keep all this in mind. Thank you :)

Ellie
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Hi, I'm 20 and I've been suffering with alopecia since the age of 11. I have still not come to terms with my alopecia. I have never really spoke to anyone with alopecia so If you ever want a chat..
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