bikefan838 karma2021-08-20 17:46:54 UTC
Have you ever met anyone who has the opposite condition, where the bones turn into some other kind of tissue? My neighbour has that :(
Thanks for sharing, I will donate to the research
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bikefan833 karma2015-11-15 17:12:14 UTC
I've known two people with the same type of alopecia as you, they both developed it after a period of extreme stress (a bereavement, and the other after her husband abandoned her, leaving her penniless with a small child). Eventually their hair did grow back, although it was 4-5 years later, and it did grow back differently (thinner, more fine, more prone to breakage and doesn't grow as fast as normal, so they both have short hairstyles)
I developed a type of inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis after a period of emotional stress as well, but that has never gone away, although it has a pattern of flaring up with periods where it doesn't cause much pain. Autoimmune conditions are quite weird really. Some people with my arthritis swear by no gluten/no starch diets but it didn't work for me
bikefan833 karma2018-09-08 08:02:38 UTC
Thanks for your reply, I have AS too and came to ask the same thing
bikefan831 karma2015-11-15 17:20:35 UTC
Maybe their neighbour has vilitigo (causes patches of skin to lose colour) as well - I understand that alopecia arreata is more common in those with vilitigo
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