Discussion in 'Alopecia Areata' started by Caryyn, Jul 11, 2006.
Was in a coma man!!!!!!!!!
Yes, in coma, I was in denial
Get treatment asap. All my best.
need some advice about areata, someone in this part of the forum able to help?
Newbie here wanting to post so have reply to 4 post first.
Sleep loss and Alopecia Areata
I've had Alopecia Areata for about ten years. I believe it was initially triggered by intense stress when my mother died a month before my wedding. My entire beard fell out, eyelashes, eyebrows, and spots in my hair and body. Over the past two years I've discovered a direct connection between AA and mild sleep loss. I need at least 7 hours to feel right. If I consistently get less (i.e. for two weeks or more), I start to feel a stress reaction in my body. Sure enough, my eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard start to fall out.
My theory is that sleep loss leads to a stress reaction in the body that initiates the autoimmune response. I've observed this pattern for over two years now and am sure this is the cause in my case, so I wanted to share.