I have alopecia. My journey began with thick, beautiful hair at birth. After my father died in 1993, I was diagnosed with hypertension and started medication. I received my alopecia diagnosis from a dermatologist at Kaiser. She prescribed injections and oral and topical treatment, including Rogaine. I developed heavy hair growth on my face, arms, hands, toes and vaginal area. I stopped all recommendations from this Dermatologist.
I attempted to use black castor oil, biotin, and recently Tabitha Brown's Donna's Recipe with no success.
At the moment, I am keeping my head close shaved, wearing wigs, using Purador products, castor oil, massages, and prayer. I have type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. I lived a vegan lifestyle for one year. Now, I eat seafood, eggs, cheese, and vegetarian meals as much as possible. Sometimes, I develop unexplainable bumps in my scalp when my A1C is out of control. I feel hopeless at times.
In the '70s, my mother and I used to apply straightening perms to each other's hair. At 84, my mother died from cancer that had spread throughout her body. The doctors took away her diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol medication during hospice. Her hair grew in the last nine months after beating cancer before her death.
I would love to restore my hair.
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