I’m Going to the FDA’s Alopecia Areata Meeting in DC!

This FDA meeting gives us with alopecia areata a chance to tell the people who approve drugs and medical devices that we need more research into treatments for AA. I’ll be flying out to Washington, D.C. in a couple weeks. Have you heard of an FDA PFDD meeting before?

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Eyebrow Steroid Injections for Alopecia Areata

Getting steroid injections in your¬†eyebrows? Piece of cake. Actually, I could feel the needle tug as he pierced, breaking the tiny veins running throughout. A mixture of corticosteroids was injected. My dermatologist looked at my head and said ‘wow, you really did lose a lot of it on that trip, didn’t you?’

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Alopecia Areata and Airport Security

I mean, I actually had not paid attention to people’s reactions to my alopecia areata before. Because it happened face-to-face at an airport security checkpoint with people all around me, it was a bit jarring. Here’s what the TSA agent did.

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Facial Hair Loss from Testicular Cancer Treatment

I’m currently at the halfway point of treatment for my testicular cancer. I have seen a difference in hair loss and skin color. I am planning a big shaving reveal. I’m doing everything I can to hold my head up high and overcome everything that has been thrown my way. I knew cancer treatment was expensive, but did not expect the bill collectors so soon. You probably will not guess what triggered the calls.

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The Reality of Hair Loss from Chemo

While at the cancer treatment center, they were trying to control my WBC and problems with my bone marrow caused great pain. I could barely walk. So I was hospitalized again. While I was there, they tried more ways to control the Afib that won’t go away. Before I went home, it finally happened – hair loss.

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