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Alopecia Getting Worse, Please Help!

Discussion in 'Alopecia General Discussions' started by nzahir, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. nzahir

    nzahir New Member My Regimen

    Sep 17, 2018
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    Hey guys, so I need some help and here is my story. I am a 22 Year Old Male btw.

    Whenever I was a child, around say 6-7, my mom realized I had small patches around my arms and legs(still have). Doctors said it was AA but we did nothing for it b/c it was nothing serious.

    Fast forward to when I was like 19-20(2 years ago) and I got a random small patch on the back of my head in the right bottom corner. I would get cortisone shots for like a year(once every couple months, like 5-6 in total, maybe more.). Patch got a little smaller, but not by much, so I stopped them for a few months so b/c I was frustrated and wanted to see if the shots were really doing anything. Fast forward to last couple of months and the patch is now bigger (have started shots again), a lot of my beard and mustache is gone, lost 1/3-1/4 of my eyebrows, and I just see one of my eyelashes starting to fall.

    I have gone to a specialist and she prescribed me dpcp last week, but its gotten worse in the past week even.

    I am considering taking Xeljanz, but I am scared of the side effects. Is anyone here on Xeljanz?

    I have been using makeup to hide it and it works ok, but I can't cover all my eyebrows, eyelashes, and possibly more of my hair forever.

    Any advice would help

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