Alopecia Areata Treatment:
How I Lived my life with Alopecia Areata from last 3 years. (Success Journey of Hair Regrowth)
I live in Gurgaon and suffering from alopecia areata since 3 years and had developed more than 15 patches all over my body. Out of this 15 patches, 2 patches are on my chest, 1 big patch on my beard which covers almost half of my beard and several multiple patches on my head.
How It Started:
It started in March 2015 when my barber noticed 2 small patches, I am not sure but after realizing this in details, I noticed that it started from a emotional grief or event.
1st Doctor (Allopathy): I went to a dermatologist in Gurgaon and he given me Minodoxil and 1 shot of steroids. After 1 month I saw the patch was increasing so I followed with him but he does not have answer for this. I consulted him for 2 months but no relief.
2nd Doctor: 2nd doctor also did the same thing, He given me 2 steroids injections with some tablets along with it. Again no results but my patches were increasing.
3rd Doctor: Then I went to one very famous dermatologist after reading some good reviews on Practo. That doctor suggested me to complete the course of 6 injections after every 2 weeks. I did that course for 3 months and spent more than 15000 rupees, I got my complete hairs back but after 1-2 months again my hair loss started and this time my patches were increased and then I had developed more than 10 patches.
4th Doctor (Allopathy): She was nice, atleast she told me clearly, every dermatlogiest has the same treatment for alopecia areata in allopathy, So she never given me steroids and given false hope, From then I understood, Allopathy can't cure my alopecia, Because I tried 4 famous doctors in Gurgaon but they were not able to cure it. All those doctors were MD, some were done their masters from good universities in US and UK.
So my inclination moved towards natural remedies and ayurvedic treatment.
5th Doctor (Ayurvedic): Complete money Minded guy, took more than 10000 rs from me and no results. He is the worst doctor I have ever seen in my life. I have used his medicines for 4 months but no regrowth.
6th Doctor: Homeopathy: No promising results. Again took homeopathy treatment for more than 3 months. Spent 900 rs on the same.
Bad Experiences with Allopathy in Alopecia:
After being to 4 dermatologist and 2 homeopathy doctor and 1 Ayurveda doctor and spending around more than 50000 rs on all I become frustrated and stopped everything. I understood one thing that you can get temporary relief by allopathy since its all about inside body reaction.
I also tried Yoga, Gluten Free diet for 3 months, Different natural remedies, Eaten Vitamin D tablets, Seeds for Iron, Zinc and Calcium.
Also applied several oils, Leech oil, Mustard oil, Coconut oil, Olive Oil and many others, I dint get the desired results although my patches was in control after having this.
Now I am consulting with one of the Homeopathy doctor in Bhopal who is taking my case since 4 months and I am seeing some positive results.
Although the results are still not very much but I can see some regrowth in some of the patches.
After studding so much material on internet I understood one thing that its very unpredictable disease and nobody knows the actual cure of this. But I can assure you one thing that Homeopathy has some magic, you need to consult a good homeopathy doctor who knows how to cure disease. Since my doctor is not working for money, He is not taking any fees from me. He said once I will be fine, He will take the fees. He is such a great guy because he saw my condition and told me that don't worry it will be fine.
He is actually a homeopathy student and recently opened a clinic and one of my niece has given me his reference since she is also studying homeopathy with him. She told me that guy has cured many patients of alopecia in the past.
He is also giving me some medicines based on my symptoms and doing some hit and trial but I am getting good results as compare to my previous experience.
You need to understand one thing that Homeopathy depends on the mental and physical symptoms. Even my doctor also giving me medicines after studying my symptoms, He always ask me about my likes, dislikes, nature, behaviour etc. Even some of the medicines din't worked for me so he changed the medicines many times, Now one medicines is working for me what i believe. Lets see how it goes.
I will share all my pics soon once It will be cure permanently.
Although its not completely cured yet. 2 new patches has developed but other patches are filling, also growth on beard is very slow. 1 patch on chest has almost covered and on 2 patch on chest has some small hairs. But I am happy with the progress atleast I am positive about the hair growth. Also still I am using cap in office and other places because I am not still very confident about whether somebody can notice the spot.
How Alopecia Affected me:
I know many of you are suffering from alopecia areata and it is the very frustrating because you loose your confidence because of your looks. I also spent 3 years as antisocial guy, I ignore parties or social gatherings.
I work in a sales profile, I also lost my confidence in job and with my family and friends, I become very introvert.
Below are the things you can do to atleast to see how it reacts:
- Drink Plenty of water on daily basis.
- Avoid Sugar and dairy products.
- Apply onion juice and garlic juice on your scalp.
- Don't use steroids or any cream orally because its an internal disease. It needs to cure from inside.
- Eat more and more fruits and vegetables.
- Get plenty of sun light in the early morning.
- Make sure your body has sufficient vitamin, protein, iron, zinc etc. If you do not have get it through the natural sources rather than taking supplements.
- You can eat raw seeds such as pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Sunflower which are good natural resources.
- You can also apply coconut oil, sesame oil, mustard oil etc for regrowth.
- Avoid spicy foods, junk foods.
We all are waiting for when it will have a permanent cure, I always read in news that many researches are going on this and many researches have promising results as well.
If somebody has got good results by any methods let me know.