I have a patch of Alopecia Areta on my head. It is about
the width of a deck of playing cards, and about
as long as an
opened cell phone. It was originally three individual spots which have grown and merged into one large one. I saw a dermatologist a few weeks ago and he prescribed me Topicort Gel which I have been faithfully applying EVERY night. I actually jumped up and down and giggled with excitement when 2 1/2 weeks into the treatment I noticed extremely fine baby hairs growing on my scalp. I had my mom look and double check for me. She confirmed the new growth. This is GREAT!
I'm wondering if anyone else has stories to share of their experience with it? Also, if someone else has used this med on their scalp, and how long it took them to have their hair grow back somewhat normal...just thought I'd throw that out there. If my head gets any worse, I would've had a quickly enlarged selection of hats for my wardrobe and shortly thereafter shopping for a lovely wig if I could afford one (I've no idea how much they cost....but that's to learn another time if need be). So, please share with me if you wish. I'd love to hear.
It is God that gives me the strength to carry on in the valleys of life and the wings to fly to the mountain tops
<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.