At the moment I am just waiting…….
I am waiting for:
- My biopsy results to come back (another two weeks I think) – these will confirm (or not) the diagnosis of frontal fibrosing alopecia
- My food intolerance test result – this should be back in about a week’s time and should highlight any food intolerances I might have, which may or may not have been instrumental in causing or increasing the rate of progression of my frontal fibrosing alopecia
- The effects of balancing my energies with acupuncture to be felt
I’m also continuing to:
- Eat healthily – apart from the odd sweet treat and glass of wine – well, a girl’s got to have a life!
- Include a lot of protein and iron in my diet
- Listen to meditations and take time out when I need to keep my stress levels low
- Use my essential oil blend on my scalp (as well as applying the prescription steroid lotion)
- Hang upside down to increase the blood flow to my head
- Have an Indian head massage once a week
- Take supplements for hair, skin and nails
- Use a chemical-free shampoo and conditioner
N.B. For more of what I’m doing to help slow the progression of frontal fibrosing alopecia, read my previous post https://hairlossdiary.blog/2017/09/19/slowing-down-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia/
One thing I will say is that the steroid lotion is very thin and watery (although most definitely NOT water, as it smells very strong – a bit like nail varnish remover). When I apply it to my scalp, it can run down my face and into my ears. As it is a steroid, I am careful to wipe it off my face, as I know that steroids can thin your skin. I also have to be careful to remember not to apply it and then use my hairdryer on my hair, as it is highly flammable! The first dermatologist I saw said it has a very low success rate for frontal fibrosing alopecia, so I am wondering why I’m bothering to persevere with it. But hey ho, I’ll give it a try like everything else.