Miracles TRULY do happen!

Miracles TRULY do happen!

Yes they do! And I have proof to show it!

Yesterday, my daughter was doing my hair for a Christmas work party, and while doing it she noticed that one of my bald spots has new hair growth!

What? No way! It can't be possible Christina, it is terminal, that was what the biopsy results showed.

No Mom, I see new little hairs, about an inch long.

I ask her to take a picture.

Holy Toledo! She was right!

So right away, either the diagnosis was wrong or the Prednisone i was on calmed my symptoms done enough for allowance of new hair growth.

Either way, woot woot! Merry Christmas to me early :)

It isn't very easy to see in the picture, but it's there! Wow, super ecstatic :)

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  • So happy for you!!!! What a wonderful gift for Christmas.

  • Thank you.

    Wondering what the docs will say about this when I see them this week?

    Very curious because when I was diagnosed it was terminal, meaning permanent hair loss with it never growing back.

  • Well hopefully they will say they made a mistake about the first diagnose they made.. Keep us posted.

  • That would be a scary thought because I had a biopsy done! I do hope it was wrong or somehow I broke the mold in the belief that terminal means permanent ;)

  • Fingers crossed

  • Hi Lara

    Wonderful news about your hair. Could well be the pred dampening down your flare!. Interesting to see what the docs say. Hope you enjoyed the Christmas party. X

  • Great news - really delighted for you! I had alopecia from the age of 9-11 but it grew back. Then about 9-12 months after giving birth to my third son, I had post gestational alopecia and my GP thought it was terminal too. I was put on steroids because of severe eczema as well and my scalp looked rather like yours at this time only with eczema rather than lupus rash.

    But one day I realised that there were bristles all over the bald patch and felt just as you describe - euphoric! I must say I've never looked back so I really hope the same applies to you. I never take my hair for granted these days -I treat it like it's gold!

  • Thank you Twitchytoes. I am so hoping it will grow back. I don't care if it takes 5 years. It has been a real test of my self confidence. Makes me so angry I cry, threaten to end my life over it then there are days when I walk with my hair down or out of a hat and don't give a darn what other people's reactions are to it when they see it (but then the wind gets to it and it stings).

    Anyway, it's hope. I will take it :)

  • I know I would feel the same now too. I can't recall being as distressed by it when I was a younger woman but I think I was so used to hair and skin being terrible that I just expected hair loss etc in those days. Now it's thick and I love it and always check with the hairdresser but all fine for 19 years now. I recall getting incredibly upright about starting on methotrexate in case it caused hair loss five years ago but it never did. My eczema also went away after a lifetime when my menopause started and has never come back either. All my problems now are invisible and your post has reminded me that this has many great merits because I look much better in my 50s than I did in my 30s! Hoping same applies to you perhaps (minus all the invisible nonsense of course!). Hopefully it won't take five years. X

  • Great news! My mum had bald patches she was told were permanent, then they grew back. Looked like tufts of cotton wool to begin with, then full normal hair, usual colour, grew back.

  • So encouraging I love it!

  • hi Lupiknits. THANKS FOR THE NEWS ABOUT YOUR MOTHER, I AM A FEMALE AGED 74 AND HAVE HAD LUPUS SINCE MY 20'S BUT THE LAST 4 YEARS THE BALD PATCHES HAVE BEEN THE WORST EVER SO YOU HAVE GIVEN ME NEW HOPE

  • Mum was about the same age when the hair started coming back. Yayyy!

  • DEAR Lupiknits THANK YOU SOOO MUCH I HAVE PRINTED YOUR MUM'S SCALP & COMMENTS & WILL SHOW IT TO MY GP ALTHOUGH I DON'T THINK HE KNOWS MUCH ABOUT LUPUS. GIVE YOUR MOM BY VERY BEST WISHES. REGARDS GERY

  • Brilliant :-)

  • YAY Lara πŸ˜† πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • Feel so happy for you. Just keep believing that doctors aren't gods and they only have limited knowledge to our "enigma" the loop. So good on u & congratulations to both of u! Here's to more hair & better health to u. God bless xx

  • Words cannot express the glee in my heart and the gratitude I have for the love and support I have here.

    Thank you everyone!

    Xoxox

  • I agree, I was so happy to find this link, by accident, lol πŸ˜‚ it's nice, but sad that there are other people with the same symptoms, I also suffer from alopecia areata, and have found so many people suffering with the same illnesses, every time I log on, I see something that I am going thru, or something I've been thru... πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡ sad to say, but it's comforting ☺️

  • That is wonderful!!! It was pointed out to me a month or so ago that my bald spots are also starting to grow back in. It was SO uplifting! That means the treatments are starting to work and the body is starting to heal.

  • Never trust diagnoses. I have learnt that from experience. Hope you go on to regain your whole head of hair!

  • Time will time soon...just about to board my plane to hit Montreal for my big doc appt there.

    Will definitely be mentioning all this to the doctor or doctors I see

    Honestly, you guys are the best, truly :)

  • Lara4228 omg thts brilliant news ! So happy for you I can't imagine how U must be feeling but I too hope I will feel as elated as u are one day!!! Bless you 😚😚

  • DEAR Lara4228 CONGRATS HOW ABSOLUTELY SUPER FOR YOU JUST LIKE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED. I AM SO PLEASED FOR YOU. KEEP US ALL POSTED

  • Wonderful news happy days norma

  • Hi, I had a lot of hair loss going on recently by the handfuls. My endrocrinologist told me about Biotin it can help hair grow back an stop the hair loss. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now an my hair isn't breaking of falling out like it was. I just bought the shampoo an conditioner too with that in it to help more. Maybe you can try this to help your hair grow back in the bald spot even more.

    I know Miracle happens i was partially paralyzed as a 19 yr old an was told it was due to Scoliosis . They would have to put a metal cage around my spine. Well that weekend before surgery my church prayed an anointed me all weekend. That Monday I went back to the Dr. He said your spine has straighten out for the most part an you no longer need the surgery. He said if he hadn't seen the xrays done an read them himself he would swear someone screwed up majorly but that wasn't the case .. He said we got a Miracle at work here! I've also survived cancer 4 times.

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