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Alopecia

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    Registered Users Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭ budgese


    Alopecia is a thing suffered often by women and rarely talked about.
    I see it every day in women not much older than myself who are thinning on top.
    I suffer from Androgenetic Alopecia. Basically pattern baldness for women. It stated when I was only 14. In my 20s it became too obvious. I had to deal with many "helpful" people, both family and doctors, but it was obvious what it was, and my hair was never, ever coming bsck.
    I dealt with it as I could, but when I found the group Alopecia Ireland it changed how I saw myself completely!

    I now don't wear wigs, I have an integrated hair system. I know where to get my "hairdressing," done but it strikes me that a lot of women are suffering their hairloss in silence, fear, and not even aware of the help that is out there.


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  • Hi,

    could you tell me where you go for your hairdressing?

    thanks.




  • Mr Sheen wrote: »
    Hi,

    could you tell me where you go for your hairdressing?

    thanks.

    Will PM you now.




  • OP would you mind letting me know where you go for your hairdressing?
    I've had thinning hair for 10+ years now.... bloods/thyroid checked and no problems.
    Have tried so many different vitamins, hair shampoo/conditioner solutions and no luck




  • di7474 wrote: »
    OP would you mind letting me know where you go for your hairdressing?
    I've had thinning hair for 10+ years now.... bloods/thyroid checked and no problems.
    Have tried so many different vitamins, hair shampoo/conditioner solutions and no luck

    Sure, I'll send you a PM.
    That's exactly what happened to me, too! It's super frustrating. I never bothered to get an official diagnosis because my case is totally textbook, so I just knew it was androgenetic alopecia. It could be worth getting a biopsy done, I just know I didn't want to go through that myself!


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