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Hey I'm a 21 year old female in the UK. I have come on here in the hope someone can just speak with me and help me understand a little better what to expect and what path to take.
I have been diagnosed with alopecia areata. I went to gp with a tiny thumb sized patch missing near front of my head. He diagnosed me and this was Monday last week. Now it is one week later I have three patches with some significant size to them and two smaller ones I don't think anyone else can see. So I have been wearing headscarfs to cover the big ones round the front which you can see a mile away . This has made the hair drop a little quicker but spose it was going to go anyway. Now I have about all in all 25% hair loss , how much more should I expect to lose and when do people think I should admit defeat and shave it? I've ordered a wig as my fringe is gone and this headscarf thing makes people ask too many questions. Not enough people wear them for fashion where I live so being asked if I have cancer by strangers is challenging. what should I do.
Also do people think counselling is a good idea or not. I don't normally care for my appearance but shocked me how much this hair loss is effecting my emotional well-being. Finding it challenging and I get nervous outside the house in case my headscarf slips.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience that can make me feel a little more at ease ? Does this get easier or will I just care less in time ?
Thank you If you reply I will be eternally grateful as I feel a little alone right now xx
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