I posted before about bald patches that had suddenly appeared and my GP had advised me to stop taking sulfasalazine because he and the rheumy help line thought it was a side effect.
I actually got a face to face appointment which was scary (going into the hospital and experiencing the new normal) but I am so glad I did.
Specialist took one look and said that it was not the meds and has refered me to a dermatologist. She has also taken loads more of my blood, and kindly given me a jab in the bum to tide me over until we can get some answers. I wasn't coping well with the joint pain returning, going bald and lockdown's new normal, so I am glad to have some pro active action going on. I only hope that I can get to dermatology before all my hair has gone and the steroid has worn off.
I know there is a type of alopecia that is also an auto immune disease. I wondered if having one auto immune problem (psoriatic arthritis) would make me prone to others?