I have just found out within the last week that I have alopecia areata. It started with a trip to the hairdressers where she noticed a couple of patches. I made a doctors appointment the next day and he confirmed it was alopecia, although I am still to have a blood test to check my thyroid.
Since finding out I have been googling a LOT! trying not to but I just want to find out as much as I can.
The patches seem to be coming thick and fast, right at the back or towards the back and around 2 inches in diameter. But I've noticed in the past couple of days I have one starting right at the front in my fringe and one that is around an inch above my ear. at the moment, they aren't noticeable with my hair down as it's quite thick (for now!) but I don't think it will be long until they are visible.
if I lose all of my hair, I want it to be my choice. I was just wondering how long people have waited before deciding enough is enough and braved the shave?!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated