Hair loss and wigs

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   Posted 10/7/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi every one, as you can tell i am new to this and don't really know where to start...... 
I was diagnosed with lupus when i was 15 and i'm now 27 and it really hasn't been easy!!!
In the last 6mnths i have lost the majority of my hair, i asked my Dr for some advice on finding out whether i can get any help (like a prescription) in getting a wig, he was very reluctant to look into this for me but after 2 months of me nagging him he finally returned saying that because i have to pay for my prescriptions i can't have a prescription for a wig.  Now is it just me or is that totally ridiculas???
Any advice would be greatly appreciated blush

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   Posted 10/7/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Well i am not from USA so i dont kno how it works over there.

But we buy wigs at the store..
I have never heard of getting a prescription for a wig.

Sorry i couldnt be of much help to you
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   Posted 10/7/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I never heard of a prescription for a wig either. I do know that some cancer groups help women get wigs who can't afford them. Maybe they can help you.
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   Posted 10/7/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it is possible. I actually got one through my insurance company. I called my insurance company to see if it was a possiblitly and then found out it was. I had to show proof I was on Cytoxan, (which got my rhuemy to write a note) which caused my hair to fall out and then went to a wig store picked out the one I wanted and payed out of pocket for it. I then was reimbursed the 300 dollars I spent for it.

If you can't get your insurance company to pay for it...go to They have some fantastic wigs for very cheap. I actually got 2 of my wigs here and got more compliments on them than I didn on the expensive one. I actually even got one that matched my hair before it was gone and the same color. They have many styles long, short, curly, etc!

Hope this helps a bit!!! Sorry your doc is not helping you out here :(!!!
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   Posted 10/8/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys for all your comments, i never thought about going through my insurance, i will look into that.
Thanks again turn

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   Posted 10/8/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know where you are from but if there is a Sally's beauty supply shop near you, they are very helpful and they have some hair pieces and even some wigs that are decent looking for a decent price at least until you can work something else out. I hope that you get past this soon and feel better.
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