Hi. Im 27 yrs old female n suffering from AU for more than 11 yrs now. It started with AA when I was 15 and in a couple of months moved on to AU. I remember loosing all the hair in my body within a week. I was in my teens n I was devastated. However I never skipped school. I didnt even know what I was suffering from at that moment and neither did my parents. We went to different specialists and over the years had Alopathy, Ayurvedic and Homeopathy treatment to name a few. I'm currently stuck with Homeopathy now. Life has been difficult for me in school and college. I even wore a wig in last yrs of my school life & college. I was super aware whenever I moved out of house, always thinking that people are passing comments about me or making fun of me. I rarely went to any social events because I didnt want anyone to ask me any questions or pity me. I basically lost my teen life in over-thinking about all this. Then after so many yrs of hiding and being scared I realized that I wont get a second chance in life (hair or no hair) so I better make good use of it cuz I dont wanna regret not doing anything about it. Now after having AU for almost 12 yrs I'm not an introvert, ignorant girl anymore. Im more confident, extrovert, stronger and live my life to the fullest. I dont bother with people staring at me or worry about what they might think about me. B'cuz hey I have other important matters to think of and dedicate my time to than waste in thinking about people who are unimportant. I wear a scarf now whenever I go out and I wear it in a way that makes me look stylish and many till date have complimented me and wanted to wear a scarf too for the sake of style. I answer whenever anyone asks me that do I have any hair or eyebrows or eyelashes? Im more patient now and an understanding person that I could have been before. I'm continuing my treatment because I have grown to be an optimistic person in the midst of all this. I also know and accept the fact that I may or may not ever have regrowth of hair. I'm fine with it and don't want to loose out on the fun stuff in life. I think I've been through hell and back to face the present and future.