I have just joined this Forum and want to connect with others on here.
I was diagnosed with Alopecia back in November 2015. My hairdresser made me aware of this and advised me to go and see my Doctor. I have a small round patch on my crown, which originally was about the size of a fifty pence piece. Although it has got slightly larger after this amount of time my hair is not growing back.
My Doctor did blood tests and when received back, advised me that it was probably down to my age ( I have gone through the Menopause) or stress ( My Mother had passed away earlier that year).
I know my symptoms are not as severe as some people have, but it has knocked my confidence somewhat when out in public. After reading many messages on here, I have decided to go back to my Doctor's to see if he can refer me to a Dermatologist, who hopefully can give me some advice or information on this. I don't know if my hair will grow back or not, but I feel relieved at having found this Forum and being able to communicate with other people who understand.
I have my Doctor's appointment tomorrow, so hopefully I will feel more confident/positive about my Alopecia.