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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote HTray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/March/2017 at 10:06pm
Thats the way it was for me the 1st time. For me, the side effects got worse each time. Don't know how often you are supposed to get them, 6 weeks? The second time it was more pain that tickling, followed by a week long headache.
Not sure what they used, but most likely this "triamcinolone acetonide " so you can google that and side effects if you want to see whats possible. Don't let it freak you out though. It seems like whatever is going to happen, happens 2 or 3 days in. I got it done a total of 3 times. It helped, a lot. I just felt the side effects after the 3rd time were worse than the alopecia. lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kayjay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/March/2017 at 10:12pm
Hi my head is less sore huni tonight did I mention I got some clobetasol foam too
That's to put on the patches she didn't inject. So by the sounds of your post if the first list don't work they do retry yeh ? This next 4 weeks waiting to see hair is gonna be hard
I feel I have got my anxiety in check tonight and I'm hoping for a good nights sleep x
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AndyWood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/March/2017 at 1:22pm
I'm having to shave my head at least every two days and it is of course still noticeable but when I first shaved my head I was very conscious of what people thought but I shouldn't have been and in fact my confidence has returned thankfully, in all honesty I'm quite happy to remain shaven but you just need to take the obvious precautions with sunlight etc, my advice to any males would be to shave but clearly you ladies probably wouldn't want to take that option.
Thanks for your helpful advice though.
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Hi there,

My hair seems to be similar to yours in style - a chin length straight bob.   I was diagnosed with AA last summer, and although one patch has grown back, the worst (on the top, unfortunately) have progressed and I have acquired quite a bit of loss at the nape of my neck too.

I have just today had an 'Enchantop' hair topper cut for me by my hairdresser, and I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled with the result.  I've been doing creative things with scarves thanks to videos on Youtube (quite successful), tried a synthetic top piece (not very good - texture not similar enough to my own hair) but today had a 'Beautiful Betsy' hair topper cut by my hairdresser to match my own remaining hair.  I'm absolutely thrilled with the result, which looks very natural and actually makes me feel much more glamorous than I did before I lost my hair!  The advantage of having a real hair piece is that it can be styled at the same time as your own hair and as a result blends in beautifully.  Have a look at the website - www.beautifulbetsy.co.uk, and see what you think.  Happy to send you some photos of my own 'do' if that would give you any encouragement!

Jackie
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I have so many beard patches, loads of white hair regrowth but getting more patches.

Is the white hair good?

Does it ever come back to its original colour ?

I look like a Dalmatian HELP
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Hello All, 
Well, the one thing I can recommend first of all, is to embrace whats happening, don't get upset or disheartened :) 
There are so many treatments out there, but, sadly not all of them work for all of us. There are of course, the treatments done in hospital or specialised clinics, or there are the 'weirder' home remedies! Try gently scrubbing the area with a sponge, and applying some tiger balm, I've seen some great results with that simple trick! Ginger also works well. I would really advise acupuncture, it worked wonders for me the first time round!
You can of course, try a wig or a hairpiece. For me, this was not ideal. Though the wig looked very realistic, you have to be prepared for the hassle, it does need cleaning, it can rip, it can look fake, and you have to be prepared, that in some situations (when going swimming or meeting new people) it can be tough to explain the wig. However, most people around me, found it more cool than weird, so don't worry about people judging you :) 

If you do decide to just let the alopecia takes it's course, I would recommend totally shaving all your head hair off, and then using a razor blade to shave on a daily basis. This agitates the skin, and improves blood flow, these are the two things that most of the 'treatments' aim to achieve. 

I wish you all the best of luck, 
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Hi, having suffered with AA for 12 years I finally took the plunge and shaved off my hair... It's strangely liberating... Fortunately i have a very understanding husband... It's very odd but seems more manageable... Albeit draughty! Mine was coming through white with new growth and was different lengths... Looked a complete sight! I wear wigs so decided to try it... I've ordered some pretty vintage headbands so when I go 'sans wig' I won't feel so naked...... I'd post a photo but not sure how Xx
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