Friday, 20 May 2011

Bald Patch At My Age??

Yes, you read that right, I am only 22 years old and have a bald patch on my head, it's just a little bit bigger than the size of a 50p piece.

Over the last few days I have been experiencing a sore head when I brush and touch my scalp, espically when washing my hair. I never thought anything of it until this morning when I woke up and went into the bathroom and I looked in the mirror and nearly fell with shock!
I thought, 'this can't be right, I am only 22 years old'! Quickly I shouted "ANDY"!

He looked in shock and suggested I should ring the doctors for an appointment today. I was taking Alesha to playgroup at 10.00am so I asked for an afternoon appointment and I was lucky enough to get one for 2.00pm.

I felt so embarrassed, looking in the mirror trying to brush my hair over the bald patch to cover it. I guess I am thankful to have very thick hair, so it wasn't much of a problem to get it covered and then I made sure I sprayed loads of hairspray on it to keep it in place, can't be having the wind blow it.

The doctor took a look at it and suggested it's because I am anaemic, which I already knew because I am already on iron tablets ever since having my daughter in December 2009.
But, with my latest prescription for the iron tablets the 3 chemists near by me said they are out of stock, might be waiting a month, WHAT?
So I am off into town tomorrow with Andy and Alesha, fingers crossed a chemist in there has them in stock.

The doctor wants me back in 2 months time for another blood test.

I never knew being anaemic can cause hair loss, but it sure does!

3 comments:

  1. Happened to me too :( I was disagnosed with alopecia areata.

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  2. Going to google Alopecia areata now hun, sorry to hear you suffered with it aswel. Hope it doesn't happen to you much. x

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  3. I hope you manage to get it sorted soon, make sure you take good care of yourself x

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