I am 25 and discovered a bald patch at the back of my he...

Posted , 1 user is following.

I am 25 and discovered a bald patch at the back of my head about 6weeks ago. It freaked me out a lot, especially the unpredictability of it. The Doctor didn't take it that seriously just said it will probably grow back but it concerns me. Hopefully it was a sign of stress as I had quite a stressful job and have since left it. I don't like the idea of having such an obvious and almost 'unsociable' disorder. I discovered the alopecia after having my hair cut shorter unfortunately and although my hair covers it, I can't tie it up so on a windy day I can be very concerned!

[i:deae7d4d0d]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:deae7d4d0d]

0 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    hi there. your story is pretty similar to mine. I am about to turn 25 and i found out i had alopecia about 6 weeks ago, in which time a patch the ize of the tip of my thumb has grown in to a patch slightly larger than a 2 pence piece. I have very short hair, and it is only just long enough to style so that the patch i covered. my essential saving grace i hairspray - how bad is that!!! i jut style it and pay it in place and it works out ok a i have a sort of choppy haircut which doesnt have to be perfect. if it gets much worse i dont know how i'll handle it, i usually pretend it not happenning but every week i notice it is a bit bigger and i get pretty upset. my boyfriend i really nice about it but i worry that if it gets really bad then either he will find me repulsive or he will stay with me out of guilt. i jut want thing to be normal again, but it might never be. the worst thing is the few people i have told dont really take it seriously - they ay things like 'i thought you were going to say you had leukemia or something' and it drives me mad. tell me im lucky i didnt lose a leg. tell the legless man he is lucky he doesnt have cancer. tell the cancer victim they arae lucky to be in remission and they didnt die. how dare anyone tell me im lucky. i dont look at it in terms of thoe who aare worse off than me - i look at it it terms of those who are better off than me. if someone has aa clean bill of health and a full head of hair, they are the lucky ones, not me because i dont have leukemia. i only learned to like my hair this year when i got a new short hairstyle, and now it i deserting me!! traitor!! and the worst thing - its just such a slow bit by bit proces. i just wish that however much wa going to come out would just do it over night and then i could just deal with it and get a wig or something, rather than just waiting and hoping that it wont get worse. one thing we all have in common - we are normal people, but every single ocial situation we find ourselves in is qualified because of our condition. if it gets bad enough to be visible, my plan is to do a sponsored head shave and donate the money to charity. and then ill get a wig!! why us? who knows. i just keep hoping ill be one of the lucky ones who only loes this p[atch and then it grows back. good luck to you all.:yikes:

    [i:e6b40927d6]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:e6b40927d6]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I'm 28 and I too had a bald patch that appeared 4 weeks ago. I am going through the same worries that you did, and it has progressed from a 1p size to a 2p size. I don't care if this bald patch stays like this forever, my main concern is that there's going to be more patches and will get progressively worse. I've done nothing but read the internet for the last few weeks and I haven't heard of any positive stories yet!

    If anyone has any positive stories i'd love to hear about it!

    [i:9237da8ec2]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:9237da8ec2]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    It's me again, thanks for replies jo&jess, your stories&feelings are very similar to mine. I now have 5 patches and am having to come to terms with the worst possibility~a sponsored head shave sounds a great idea. Saw a dermatologist today and started dermovate cream. Good luck all x

    [i:fc4926e834]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:fc4926e834]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi everybody hope u all ok? i have been through the same as u'z an just want to say, we r all very brave,and jess your boyfriend wont think such things he'll be feeling your pain as u r.an if hes not then im sorry hes not worth your time. at the begining of of my alopicia i stoped going out, lost my confidence and even more so wen it started gettin worse, but now i just think sod it as anybody else i am human an its not our falt it is just one of them things. i have now shaved my head (which to my supprise dont look to bad) and i wear head scarves all the time. people often ask why i wear them an i just tell them i have alopicia and they dont even batter an eye lid, most people say 'or my friend had that really bad an one day it just grew back, as im sure ours will aswell.

    [i:a47a2b18bc]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:a47a2b18bc]

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up