Premature loss of hair or baldness is hair loss that occur before stipulatd age. It occurs without any(idiopathic)and it is symptomatic as well.

Idiopathic alopecia premature:

It may occur at any age but rarely before the thirtieth year.One can compare it with senile atrophy that is without any known cause and beyond heredity. Most of the times,it attacks males. In cases of alopecia premature, the loss of hair is noted more than usual-shedding and one notices it on comb or pillows. The hair falling starts from temples and vertex and although the hair may re-grow, it is thin or less vigorous until it ceases to appear. The hairline at the sides of the forhead slowly goes on receding while center of forehead retains the hair for some time. The appearance of the forehead will be like an arch. In some cases, the entire length of hair on temples and forehead recede in a straight line and the forehead shines without hair. In other cases, the hair loss their strong appearance and go on thinning at temples over the whole of crown along with thinning at temples or thin hair extend their regime from vertex forward. Either of the stated preliminary processes occurs and finally baldnesson the head is noted under symmetrical conion of the progressive stat of this alopecia being untreated,gradual thinning of the hair,left on the scalp,ensues. This process of balding is never rapid and it is very seldom that the hair loss is replaced by growing of gray hair. There is no fast rule for all the frrowth and falling of hair and it depends upon individual to individual. But most of the times,it is seen that the sides and back of the head remains unaffected.

Symptomatic alopecia premature:

The baldness be permanent or temporay and all this depends upon the nature of alopecia with local and general etiological factors. In this type of alopecia, there has to be a cause.In case of permanent loss of hair, there may be local lesions of lupus erythematosis, scleroderma, syphilis, kerion, favus and folliclitis.

In case of temporay hair loss,it may be from localized ecema, psoriasis, some parasitic affections,erysipelas or superficial injuries, typhoid, small pox, excessive drugs intake, abuse of mercury, diabetes, syphilis, leprosy, tension and worries or mental shocks. The prominent feature of temporay hair loss is that it occurs not during the course of a disease but during the convalescence period. In most of the cases,baldfness is temporay and its symptom ius tinning of the hair at scalp and other hairy parts. The fall of hair may be rapid,or slow and persistent.


Emploing correct natrition, regular exercise. Local care of scalp and washing the hair at proper intervals may arrest the condition of alopecia. Local condition may be treated specifically. One should avoid frequent washing of hair,if there is no dandruff. Use of hard shampoos to clean the scalp should be avoided. Some young men are in the habit of wettingt the hair before combing so as to set the hair at desired level of head and make the hair-style. This should not be done. The combs and brushes should be used individually and these are not to be shared with other persons of the family. Each one should have his or her individual set of combs or brushes. The head covering should only be used when going out in the sun or rains. The caps,hats or cloth covrs should be light and well ventilated. Fresh air and light are most important for promoting the vigor of hair. Wearin g tight clips, artificial hair,curling the hair and use of hair dryer should be avoided.

Massage of scalp is one of the best methods to correct alopecia. It should be done with light hands for two to three minutes every day and every night. Exercise of the necki along with massage is useful for increasing blood circulation of the scalp. Exercise includes turning head to right side and then to left side for at least five times. Cleaning and washing with any non-irritating shampoo or soap hair every week or twice a week is essential in Indian climatic conditions. After washing complete drying(natural)is a must and then oil can be applied.

47 thoughts on “Scalp Lupus

  1. Kate

    Right side head, ear and face numbness?
    I’ve had numbness on the right side of my head for two days now. My scalp, neck and ear are completely numb and the right side of my face is nearly numb but with some feeling remaining. I have had numbness off and on in my hands, arms, feet and legs over the past few weeks as well but it usually goes away after several minutes to a few hours. I have also had rather severe joint pain in my hands, shoulders, feet, knees and especially hips over the past couple of months. I am on the anti-inflammatory Meloxicam to ease this pain which has been helping somewhat.
    I have a cold at the moment and also have on-going digestive issues so I’m not sure if it could be related to either one of those things.

    Does anybody know what this could be or if it’s serious? My thyroid has been tested as normal, and I was tested for lupus and was cleared for that too. I have seen my doctor with the pain and digestive problems a few times recently so I feel like I’m started to be a bit of a nuisance…is this 100% necessary to be seen about or will it just go away on it’s own?

    1. Douglas B

      You have tight neck muscles pressing onto the nerves to make your face go numb. You have to free up your neck muscles to get rid of that numbness and here’s how to do that:
      Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about two minutes, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.
      Your shoulder pains can be from tight muscles in your back. Tight muscles in your lower back can be pressing onto the nerves going to your legs to cause the pains in your feet. Tight back muscles are also able to press onto the nerves, as they leave the spine, of the organs to cause them to go into pain. Pressure on the nerves to your stomach will give you pains in it, on the nerves to your gall bladder, pains in it, etc.. Freeing up your back muscles will get rid of those pains and here’s how to free them up:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For both- for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  2. fancy

    Ill get right to the point.. could this be Lupus?
    I have extremely bad joint pain in my right elbow, shoulder, hip, lower back, and fingers that come and go. With just a little bit of cold for a short time I lose circulation in my hands and feet and they turn blue then white. I have a swollen lymph node on my left side of my neck that wont dissappear and its been 7 months. I have a small nickel size rash on my scalp that has been with me for about 5 years it is scaley and red and raised. I was tested for Lupus 8 years ago and it was positive, tested about a year ago and negative. My grandmother died of Lupus and it just seems to be fitting the bill. I am a little scared and very painful. Just want some ideas here.
    Thanks wiseone…. Sounds like I am not the only one who is the life of the party.

    1. P.J.

      Dear it really does sound like you have a rheumatological condition. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I take Remicade infusion treatments ( Like Chemotherapy through my veins) every 6-8 weeks, and other medicine for it every day. I too have the severe joint pain and wonder sometimes if mine may actually be lupus too. If it is from what I have researched the drugs my rheumatologist gives me is the same as what they would treat me with for Lupus have some scaly places too. I also have big knots on my wrist , hands, and this disease just has my whole body, spine and all. I had juvenile R.A. too. I suggest you go to the specialist to see if this is his diagnosos. They did blood work on me, it wasn’t showing, then we did a series of MRI’s and found it in several places in my body. I suggest the MRI’s. Now it shows in the blood work up too. Best of luck to you. I wouldn’t wish this pain on my worst enemy, (if I had one, LOL!) Try to get to the bottom of it before it gets you down all the way. Keep your head up like I try to do, and keep on pushing. I ride a scooter (kind of like a wheel chair) and I am only 43 years old. I still put on my make-up, jewelry (what I can still wear due to disfigurment) and look like I am fine as much as possible. I have a wonderful husband with 3 older kids 24,21,and 19 years old, and 2 grandchildren. I still force myself to cook , but sometimes I have to have assistance. I will not let this get the best of me. I hate it when people that have horrible remarks to make to us when we mention being sick and worried. These people best remember that what comes around, does go around, and I hope they are made to understand the pain! Best of wishes to you honey, I will keep you in my prayers…

  3. Isadora

    For Muslims , I pluck my eyebrows does that make me cursed?
    I am a Muslim and I read a Hadith in my book of “Feqh of Sunnah” , and I was shocked by this Hadith which curses the girls who wear wegs , pluck their brows and widen the spaces between their teeth artificially.
    Curse is a big word for this , why? WHY?
    Why shall I carry a curse to my grave for removing a single hair from my eyebrows? Is that fair?
    Will Allah like women walking in the streets with hairy brows like the men? Allah is beautiful which loves beauty !
    What if I lost my hair by a chemotherapy or systemic lupus erythematosis , and I wanted to cover my scalp by a weg , Shall I carry a curse to my grave for this too?

    Sorry , I began to question this religion after reading hadiths and my questioning to it will end either by leaving it or attaching to it more , and expect from me more questions about these issues .
    True answers needed and non Muslims are welcomed but without bashing , pls!
    and pls no one tells me that plucking the brows is mutilation for Allah’s creation , we are in the era of the contact lenses and plastic surgeries which totally changes the shape!
    Scotgirl , if you can read Arabic , I will post down this Hadith for you from a cerificated book I had!
    Muslima, I will question everything from now one here and I want the truth and nothing but the truth .
    I will not caryy a religion without questioning every detail in it , and I am waiting for you to participate and tell me that I am wrong .
    I will post the hadith in Arabic if you can read it to prove my words.
    Happily Happy , frankly I knew it is haram 10 years ago from my teachers in the school , but I am doing it and I will do it , and I don’t see that it is a sin to look more clean and pretty!
    Repentance ?! repentance of what?
    Did I steal something? Did I kill someone? repentance for a hair I removed from my brow line?!!!!
    I thumb all my answeres up regardless to their answer as long as it isn’t humilating!
    for those who asked about the Hadith in impolite way , here is its source ,
    عن أبي هريره أن امرأه جاءت إلي النبي صلي الله عليه و سلم فقالت : يا رسول الله إن لي ابنة عروسا و قد تمزق شعرها من حصبه أفأصله؟
    فقال عليه الصلاه و السلام: “لعن الله الواصله و المستوصله , و الواشمه و المستوشمه , و النامصه و المتنمصه , و المتفلجات للحسن المغيرات خلق الله

    1. Rokaya

      isadora, my dear, noone is perfect, and i promise you noone follows islam in 100%. do as much as you can.
      i pluck my eyebrows too but i believe Allah will forgive me if i will fulfill my main duties as Muslim. isn’t He forgiving and marciful?
      and note to all that are very strict in religion – i know i shouldn’t do this, but i do. so if someone want to criticize me please look at yourself first.

  4. angelinaismywifey

    ~~Please help diagnose me!!! extensive bloodwork with no abnormal results…SO FRUSTRATING!!!~~?
    I have MANY symptoms pointing to something systemic, connective tissue involved or auto immune… especially similar to lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, scleroderma, dermomysotitis, sarcoidosis, lyme disease,lymphoma, skin cancer etc………all blood tests normal so far accept slightly low blood sugar and 1positive towards lyme 9but you need a few positive to go in that direction according to dr’s…. so does this not make any sense? shouldn’t blood work show some markers of disease especially if i have symptoms of this severity??? or are there somethings you can just never know!?? ……………….so confused!!!!
    symptoms vary greatly and im getting no def answers after switching dr’s time and again seeing specialists and researching ,myself(which is relentless)
    i have symptoms of:
    Renaud’s syndrome, alopecea, circulatory problems(painfull swollen vessels causing hives!broken blood vessels), skin problems(acne, wounds wont heal, blood vessels leaving marks, hives), hard lymph nodes in groin as well as swollen tender lymph nodes EVERYWHERE!, weird lump type feeling inside throat(went to ENT saw rawness w/ scope but no answers) itchyness(especially scalp), DRY SKIN, W/ PURPLE ROUGH PATCHES OVER KNUCKLES THAT SOMETIMES ULCERATE, shiny tight skin on hands, many oral changes (pale coloring in several areas, red sore like marks,white lines that come and go, inflammation under tongue and on the sides in the back of tongue and inside cheeks, bumpy lining of cheeks and where my gums connect to my bottom lip w/ pronounced veins, extremely dry mouth w/ white coating–not Candida’s and its almost like my tongue and cheeks are bigger or my mouth is smaller bc i get teeth marks on my tongue and have been noticing the inside of my cheeks are in the way and i bite them more often) also: swollen pain full knees and ankles(tested neg forRA), GASTRITIS(after endoscopy), heavy periods w/ blood clots, swollen vulva and cervix(cervix has cysts that have grown rapidly)
    Also ive noticed that the structures of my face have changed___ALL OF A SUDDEN !! i cant smile the way i used to my eyes are more buldging like and the creases in my face are diminishing!! its starting to cause depression and anxiety about leaving the house… please help

  5. Jill

    could my symptoms equal lupus?
    I am a 20 year old white female. I have had a very sever scaly rash on my scalp belly and legs for almost 3 years now. Around the time it first showed up I had a doctor tell me it was psoriosis but no medication has ever made it go away. I have a rosy colored painless redness that goes across my cheeks and nose. I always have ulcars in my mouth and never really think anything of it. Ever since I was little I have had terrible kidney infections and have been hospitalized twice for them. I am always sleepy and never feel like I am fully rested. I am nervous that this is all sounding like lupus symptoms. could anyone give me any feedback before i go to a physician?

  6. Bee

    What could I have? Please help. Could it be lupus? stomach cancer?
    I have these symptoms…I found out I have a uti and a stomach infection but no symptoms of them.
    -tingling/pins and needles/very cold sensation starting at back of head then through scalp, arms, shoulders and sometimes entire body (this is very uncomfortable, sometimes unbearable)
    -joint pain and the feeling of very dry bones
    -spells of confusion
    -bad headaches (sometimes sensitive to light/sound, and sometimes temporary [1-3 seconds] sight loss)
    – often times I get a “falling” sensation when I stand up or walk
    – spells of insomnia
    – spells of sudden fatigue and weakness
    -memory problems
    -psychological problems including mood swings and depression
    -problems thinking/concentrating/absorbi… information
    -being constantly cold
    – spells of irregular heart beat
    – spells of chest tightness/pressure, sensation of heaviness on chest
    – shortness of breath/trouble breathing (like a panic attack)

  7. bombayjac1993

    systemic lupus. is it hard to diagnose.?
    i found out i was diabetic a year ago but for years before that my doctors kept testing me for lupus because of a rash across my nose and cheeks and discoid rash on my scalp. i have several symptoms but there was only positive lab work one time. i heard it is a very hard disease to diagnose.

  8. percy s

    Help! Is there a doctor or nurse in the house?!?
    So here’s whats been going on,I have been to numerous doctors and had a bunch of tests done,it all started with a severe sore throat with blisters,and a fever,tongue swelled and i couldn’t talk,eat,drink or anything and i had hives, red itchy,raised patches on my arms,legs,breasts and scalp.I had a strep throat culture,and it was negative,the dr. didn’t know if it was allergies or what but my reg dr gave me amoxocillian to take for 10 days,still nobody is sure what is going on,it’s now been 6 days i have been on the anti biotic,and im feeling slightly better,but not great and i still can not eat solid food,well i developed a new thing with my illness and that is whenever the hives moves onto my joints,they get swollen,red and far it has gotten so bad that i could not even get out of bed i was just so sore,and i’m still getting a fever of usually 102-104 degrees,and my tongue still swells often. so i can’t figure this out,anybody have an idea? lupus maybe?

    1. sally

      Yeah it sounds like mono.. I have lupus and had mono too. Mono goes away though after a month or so. Do you feel really fatigue? When I had mono I could barley get outta bed.. but my mono actually triggered lupus.. which probally wont happen to you.

  9. jules vane

    Does anybody know someone who has Lupus?
    I’ve been seeing a girl who has Lupus. She has special diet needs and gets serious cramps or pains in her body quite often. She also has scars on her forehead, behind her ear and on her scalp where she has lost some of her hair (patches). I’ve done some reading on it, but could use someone’s personal experience with this illness. She’s a wonderful lady, and I want to know if there is anything I can do to ease her burden. She’s 30 and was diagnosed at 23. At one point, the doctors gave her 5 to 7 years to live, but that was more than 7 years ago. Thanks!

  10. little one

    medical mystery….HELP!!?
    Over a year ago I wokde up in the middle of the night with a swollen upper lip, swollen eyelids and a tight pressure in the chest. Went to the ER….after a week in the hospital I was released with no answers. Since then, my symtoms have continued off and on. At times I will have hives all over my stomach, or blisters on my face, scalp arms or back. Along with that, I have random feet swelling. It’s either my left or my right, never at the same time. It swells so bad i cant put shoes on. I have seen every doctor/specialist out there. I have been tested for everything from allergies to Lupus…all negative. I was on perdisone for about 2 months because it was the only things that helped…I finally stopped cause of the side effects. I am so frustrated that NO doc can figure this out. ANY information will be VERY helpful!!

  11. genuine_red

    Discoid lupus and Hair Loss?
    I have discoid lupus and I have noticed lately more than usual that my scalp is incredibly dry and I am losing a great deal of hair. I have switched to baby shampoo and leave-in conditioner with sunscreen but it isnt helping out too much. Scalp is still dry and still losing hair. I plan on cutting my hair shorter to see if that helps. Any other tips from anyone that suffers from discoid lupus with hair loss?
    I have had this problem for years though and it is especially bad when i have lupus flares. thanks for the input, it was actually an interesting response that i could share with someone else though

  12. ●ᵒ•Curly•ᵒ●

    Can psoriasis be associated/misdiagnosed for lupus? I am going to see a doctor; I just want some feedback.?
    Since about high school, I have developed a lot of symptoms/complications including scalp psoriasis, femoral patella syndrome, depression, anxiety, and carpel tunnel syndrome. I have actually been diagnosed with these by doctors.
    About over a month ago, I developed a viral infection that I just can’t shake (it’s finally letting up after 5 or 6 weeks). Then I started noticing little round rashes on my face and having little seizures that last about 1 second (but they happen within minutes of each other for about 5 minutes). Someone suggested to me that I may have lupus due to the vast amount of symptoms that have popped up in about a 5 year span. It would explain my joint pain, fatigue, and complication of beating a virus.
    However, I have heard that some of the symptoms of psoriasis coincide with lupus. Does anyone know about this? Does it seem more like lupus?
    The info I have gotten so far sounds great! Thank you so much! I will definetly be seeing some doctors!

    Keep the answers coming! <3

  13. Kimberly F

    Do I have Lupus? Should I get it checked out?
    I have looked up the symptoms of this illness and while I have many of them I’m not sure if it’s worth getting checked out. I have skin rashes, not on my face usually, but on my arms and legs. I have mild to extreme fatigue even if I am only walking, and I wouldn’t consider myself out of shape, being a normally active girl. Hair loss in an even spread around my scalp is also a problem. While its not visual noticeable, I can tell my hair is nowhere near as thick as it use to be, and handfuls of hair come out for 3 or 4 days straight off and on. I often feel depressed or nervous. Generally I just feel weak, like I have no energy.

  14. chris b

    I have developed dry skin all over my body pretty much. Its not painful at all. It basically just is really ?
    my skin is really flakey. I recently stopped taking Klonipon (which is like zanax, it is for anxiety) and also stopped taking Ambien (sleep agent). I have obtained dandrif in my hair (which I never have) The top layer of my skin is pealing off of both hands as if I am sunburned but, im not sunburned. it is mainly affecting my hands, thighs, scalp, and lips. My lips are really chapped also. My mother has lupus and my sister has diabeties. I have no skin disease or anything that I am aware of. Just looking for some advice on what the hell is wrong. People with good answers is very much appreciated. Thanks!
    P.S. – I am 21 years of age
    I dont believe it is ezcema for I have been sleeping in grass and dirt for 3 years when i was in the Marines and never had a problem with grass.

  15. Girl Stewie

    -; so im reallly reallly scared?
    and confused .
    i’ve been to the derm 2 times already about acne
    and such . and i thought i was breaking out in my
    scalp, but turns out, it was actually built up skin and
    scabs in two places on my scalp . went today, and
    they told me they were gonna do a biopsy on the scab .
    doctor told me that it could be four things: lupus, a
    condition that causes skin cancer later in life, a bacteria
    build-up, or just nothing . i am seriously freaking out .
    ive had about 5 panic attacks . i dont want to have lupus .
    im waiting for my test results in a few days/weeks . im
    really scared . =[[
    i just wanna cry . but im trying to hold my composure .
    im only 15 and i feel like everything is going downhill =[[[

  16. Phaylen

    Have you Had a reactivation of Epstein Barr?
    5 years ago i suffered one of the worst cases of mononucleosis my Doctor had ever seen. Swollen neck/lymph nodes, terribly sore throat that required ice packs, chills and high fever. I was better in about a month and resumed normal activities.

    1 month ago (October 24th) I started feeling a pulling in my neck, like a tight muscle, over time this grew into a full on stiff neck with swollen lymph nodes from behind my ears to the back of my head to my collar bone. hey are palpable under the skin in places, soft, movable, but definitely swollen and my neck feels tight in the muscles. I went to the doctor and he said I had an ear infection and put me on Amoxicillan.

    A week and a half later I was no better and went to the ER and they told me i had a virus, sending me home with Augmentin, claiming I should let it run it’s course.
    I went to the internet for research and while I don’t believe i had mono again because reactivation of it is so very rare, plus, I don’t have a fever or a sore throat- just these swollen nodes and pain in my neck. I went back to the doctor and asked to be tested for Epstein Barr Virus.

    I got a call the following week and the nurse said “You Labs are back and consistent with reactivated Mono. Get lots of rest.” I had questions such as why it would reactivate with fewer symptoms, and how long i could expect these swollen nodes and neck pain to remain since it had already been a month… they didn’t have the time for me.

    My EBV test reads as follows

    Clinical Situation IgG-VCA EBNA EA IgM-VCA
    No past infection – – – –
    Acute Infection + – + +
    Convalescent Phase + + +/- +/-
    Past Infection + + – –
    Chronic of reactivated
    Infection + + – –

    My epstein Barr Panel showed two High Counts.
    EBV (VCA) Ab, IgG 936
    EBV Nuclear Ab, IgG 243

    Now, given that it is rare for people to get mono twice, and if they do it is usually WITHOUT symptoms or due to a suppressed immunity (Like Lupus or Arthritis) I went searching further for answers.

    Because i have had a small rash on my chest at the center of my breastbone that is occasionally itchy, as well as what had been diagnosed as dermatitis around my scalp and upper back- My symptoms seem to correlate with the dreaded word no one wants to hear: Lymphoma. It also seem EBV has a direct link to some Lymphomas.

    I called back my doctor and demanded a referral to an ENT and a CT scan of my neck- I’ve had chest X-rays previously due to a light persistent cough and they are normal.

    I’d like to ask Anyone who suffers from long term EBV effects if they experience swollen nodes and stiff neck for more than a month years after initial mono infection. Am i putting the car before the horse or being logical here. The concept of cancer frightens me to death, though there is no Lymphoma in my family.

    Do you EBV sufferers feel the same way? Do you have chronic swollen nodes and a stiff neck for more than 4 weeks at a time without other traditional mono symptoms?

  17. devilishly curious64

    I am concerned that I may heave lupus and never really paid much attention?
    I am 45 years old and for 1 year I have developed some symptoms that have lead me to believe I may have Lupus. I have been feeling very tired, but it has increased severely, hair loss to where i can run my fingers at me scalp and hair falls off, eyes very dry and burning hot, low grade fevers of 100.0 oral, feeling cold to point I sometimes feel I am freezing even while it’s hot, unexplainable heart palpitations, sometimes a slight wheeze, joints hurting, fingers at hands turn white to purple to blue and look like dried prunes, sometimes an stabbing pain at heart which may last for 4-5 seconds, back hurting a lot, weakness in hands,red blotches on face when coming from outside cold to a warm enviroment, itching then a rash, headaches, dizzyness. have done some tests at my doctors office. ANA was a 4, retested 3 months later and itwas ran as ANACHOICE (Choice screen)
    results being POSITIVE,DNA antibody is 1, PTT-LA SCREEN wa 42 high. So what could this be?

  18. sxyblueyes0980

    Achy joints (Serious answers preferably from medical professional please)…?
    Okay, so I’m a medical professional too, but this is not my area of specialty and I’m curious for more information from someone who has personal experience, or from someone who is also a medical professional who knows more about this. Please give sources if you have them.
    Here’s the deal:
    I went to the doctor the other day because here lately (for about the last 2-3 mos) I have been EXTREMELY fatigued and just very weak. I also started getting lesions on my scalp and began losing patches of my hair around the hair line. My acne was getting a little worse, irritable off and on, and just overall a feeling that something is wrong. Then, my right thumb started getting really sore around the bottom joint (the joint closest to my palm). I thought maybe I did something to it, so I treated it, but it’s not getting better. In fact, it’s getting worse. It feels like I need to pop it, but if I pull it or move it a certain way, it hurts really bad. Then, my left middle finger started doing the same thing. It’s in the middle joint though. I also sleep on the heating pad every night because my back seriously hurts. Well, what sent me to the doctor out of real concern, is about two weeks ago, I woke up from a nap and came to sit on the couch. I was just sitting there and all of a sudden I started feeling REALLY bad. I got real sick to my stomach, started shaking all over, my limbs felt really heavy, and the thought of moving anything was unbearable. When I finally started feeling a little stronger, I got up to go the bathroom to get a wet rag. When I stood up and began walking, I passed out. I was out for about 2 minutes and woke up very weak. I think maybe my blood sugar dropped, but I am not sure, as I’ve never been diagnosed hypoglycemic, but the symptoms matched that exactly. I ate some sugary foods, then stabalized myself with some peanut butter and crackers. About an hour later I felt better, but just worn out.
    So, I saw the doctor this last week and she said she felt it was my blood sugar that made me pass out as well, but was not real sure about everything else. She said she’s going to test me for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. She’s also going to check my cortisol levels, which I’m assuming is because she thinks my adrenal glands may not be functioning very well.
    I am under a massive amount of stress (no joke), sometimes only get about 3-5 hours of sleep a night, and am required to be active all day. My past medical problems/surgeries are:
    8 kidney stone removals with stint placement
    gallbladder removed
    appendix removed
    ovarian cysts

    I have no other medical issues that I know of. The medications I’m on are:
    Phentermine (I’m 5’9″ tall and weigh 168 lbs currently)

    Is there anyone who knows more about rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and adrenal disease? Or do you know of anything else that could be going on? I just have a feeling something is wrong inside, but I don’t know for sure. I’m having blood work done this week. Just a bit concerned, so any advice, or answers, you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

  19. ☼DebaCLE☀

    GET DOWN TO THE TRUTH:Is it true that michael jackson wore a wig?
    I have been reading about this and trying to find the answer but no one seems to be completely sure about it.It’s always the pepsi accident,his hair is too straight,etc.I need to find the answer.

    Like I know people think that since the whole pepsi accident but what if his scalp DID heal and his hair DID grow back.
    And how his hair went form afro-ish to straight,umm don’t a lot of black people get relaxers anyways?

    or they bring up that tabloid autopsy report from the sun about the ‘fuzz’ and what latoya said about him being dressed up for his funeral.Are those people even reliable?

    i’ve seen his scalp through his hair in some pics and i’m not just talking about the front part,because people would bring up the lace front thing.Like black people are able to grow long hair and even when permed it can look sort of different sometimes,it’s not automatically going to look like a white person’s and have the same may have got thin from lupus but that doesn’t mean that it fell out.

    let’s cut to the chase:

    Did he wear wigs for quick hairstyles sometimes but he still had his real hair OR did he completely wear a wig and had one of those hair systems?

    he really has nice

    Thank you for answering.
    When did he lose the majority of his hair?gradually?


  20. Caroline Bucca

    What is wrong with me?
    Hello, everyone. I am 21 years old, I live in NY, and about two weeks ago I started getting a serious pain on my scalp. It was a tingle-y, burning kind of pain. Now, this pain has traveled almost 65-70% of my body, so much so that it hurts to shower-the water touching my skin hurts so much. any kind of contact with my skin is unbearable. Earlier today, I noticed my hair is falling out. I know the hair may be due to stress, but i’m scared out of my mind. I went to the ER and they mentioned very scary thing like MS, vasculitis, fibromyalgia and lupus.

    any advice? any thoughts? i have very crummy insurance, and i have to wait to see a neurologist, so in the meantime, i would appreciate any information you all have to share.

    thank you so much

  21. Itty B

    Please tell me what’s wrong with me! Bizarre health symptoms?
    I’ve been suffering from a range of odd symptoms for a while now. From the beginning of Feb. 2009 till now. I’m desperately seeking relief from these symptoms.

    A little about me: I’m 22, 5’0, 155 pounds

    I have: OCD (on 50mg of Zoloft) and PCOS (on 100 mg of metformin)

    – Hands: Red, swollen, itchy, painful with stiff fingers (Sometimes
    I notice my hands are stiff in the morning even without the rest
    of the other symptoms)
    – Scalp: Itchy, slightly red, large bumps all over my head. Hives
    – Lips: Swelling of the lip, usually uneven so that only part of my
    lip is swollen
    – Feet: usually really itchy around the hair follicles on my big toes
    but occasionally elsewhere on my feet. They also get warm and
    slightly red.

    Other possibly relevant information: According to my BMI i’m overweight but you wouldn’t think it looking at me. I’ve got a lot of muscle mass and most of my fat is concentrated in my stomach (i think this is because of the PCOS and my insulin resistance). However, for the past 4 years I’ve hardly been eating healthy since I’ve been a college student living away from home which hasn’t helped my weight. I’m at the heaviest point i’ve ever been in my life and am desperately trying to lose weight.

    I’ve seen a doctor at my school’s student health facility and they’ve run a bunch of blood tests on me, all of which came out normal (triglycerides, thyroids, HDL, LDLs, things like that). They’ve assumed its an allergic reaction to something but I really doubt it because the onset of my symptoms are really random and sporadic. There is no discernible pattern of things i’ve touched or eaten.

    Please help me! I’ve researched lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme Disease and a bunch of other things, none of which seem to fit me exactly. I’m not even sure if my symptoms are all related, but I really need to find some relief. This is taking over my life! The symptoms went from occurring every once in a while (in feb.) to every couple of days now.

    Please help, I beg you.
    I forgot to add, the first time this happened, I was in Vietnam on vacation. I had been there for about a month at that point.

    Plus, i used to be on 250 mg of zoloft but I am trying to get off the medicine. I’m down to my last 50 mg a day.

    Thanks for all the responses so far!

  22. CalaLilly

    Does Anyone with SLE Lupus & Discoid Lupus or have TENS or Steven Johnson Syndrom Have advice?
    I have been living with 2 types of Lupus SLE & Discoid for 13yrs. I recently have had an external rash for about 4 months now & was hospitalized for it in March from the severity of the pain & scabbing issues. 3 Dr.”s are saying its Stevens Johnson Syndrome others are saying could be TENS. My Rheumo Dr. doesn’t know & 1 Dermo Dr. said it’s my SLE Lupus. They discharged me just to keep an apt with a Dermatologist that took me 3 weeks to get into. I couldn’t take the pain or burning & suffering from this rash (as I have chronic pain & Fibromyalga on top of other Auto Immune Diseases) on every inch of my body, ears, mouth, nose, eye lids, scalp, loss of hair, bottom of feet throbbing & blistering, palms of hands, arms & finger tips & nail beds. I went to Dermo & because my insurance doesn’t pay much he wouldn’t even look at me, said it was the SLE Lupus, Told him Infectious Disease Dr. & other attending Dr.’s need him to do a skin scrape & skin Biopsy & he wouldn’t even listen to me or acknowledge me. Just said its your Lupus let your Rheumotologist deal with it. This was in March. The scabbing went away but now with my anxiety & any stress it’s causing the Rash to come back in full force leaving me in extreme pain, on 80mg Prednisone daily until I can see a new Dermatologist to get this Biopsy done. They thought it may have been caused by an allergic reaction to one of my Medications, but have not been diagnosed yet. I am back @ square 1 waiting for apt but I cant take the pain & skin feeling it’s on fire & the scabbing. Can Anyone help me with this? Blood work showed that my ANA was 1/1,280 any advice?
    I am waiting on Healthcare Authorization to see new Dermotologist but feel I am going to end up back in the ER before I get the Authorization to go. I have about 4 different DR”S waiting on this Biopsy and cant get the proper treatment until the get results back.

  23. Karen♥

    Do I have Lupus? and can it kill you?
    I might have Lupus i dont know anything about the disease and im so scared for my life.
    The main symtomps i have are
    chest pain sometimes occasionally
    and hair loss/thinning on my scalp
    and im thin and have no periods on and off.

    Do I have Lupus?
    and i have this light reddish dots over my chest
    My health doctor did recommend me to a rhumetologist and i have met her and she has taken blood tests and everything was normal but she said she hasn’t ruled out Lupus yet. I’m really scared

  24. MaluLanix0x

    Does anybody have dermatitis herpetiformis, and what is it like?
    I have been tested for Celiac Disease and lab work and biopsy/endoscopy results were “normal.” However, the doctors agreed that befored I ate gluten free I had the classic symptoms of Celiac Disease. However, sometimes worse than the constipation and bloating, when I ate gluten (or if i accidentally consume it), my hands and elbows start blistering or turning REALLY raw red. If it becomes more widespread my buttocks and scalp will do the same. Sometimes my knees would itch as well. This is not the type of itching that could be soothed with some sensitive skin lotion, but it would feel like a BAD sunburn or like I sat in acid! Sometimes my scalp and hands would bleed. There would also be some mini- chickenpock like bumps that I could easily scratch off. I am 18, and this began around the age of 16. My grandfather had been type ONE diabetic, and I have a strange thyroid problem. There is a possibility that I have some other kind of autoimmune disease (RA, Lupus, ?). So… do any of you have Dermatits Herpetitformis, how were you diagnosed, and what does it look/feel like?

  25. MaluLanix0x

    Does anybody know anybody with Autoimmune Hepatitis? Does it sound like I could have it?
    Last year I had Mono (Epstein Barr), and I noticed that my skin was turning yellowish and very, very itchy. Not to sound too graphic or anything, but my stools turned grey, and at other times completely white! I found out that I am a Celiac and have many, many antibodies against my thyroid (I have both Hashimotos and Graves). My doctor just told me that it appears I am in the begining stages of Lupus and Sjogren’s. My maternal aunt has Scleroderma and my paternal grandfather was type I diabetic. My problem right now is that I often feel VERY itchy, get wierd rashes & scalp problems, my skin turns yellowish, and lately it feels like a weight dropped in between my ribs. Other times I look so pale, my mother pointed it out to me. My GI doctor told me that I have slow digestion (usually called gasteroparesis). My family and friends have been commenting on how I am randomly loosing weight, even though I feel like I eat so much (other times I just get so full so easily & feel nauseous). Once again, (not to be gross or whatever), my stools are turning lighter (and looks like nothing is being absorbed, sometimes). Recently my vitamin D levels came back low, and I had JUST been in Florida and was taking supplements. My bun creat ration was low as well. My legs, face, and stomach periodically swell up, and I feel confused and spacy often (was partially thyroid related). A year ago, my rheumatologist checked my liver enzymes. I rescently went to a new rhem & he took over 40 blood sampes & a urine sample! Does this sound like autoimmune hepatits though, is it hard to diagnose?
    after eating, I often have sqeezing pain in my back and pain in my lower sides under my back ribcage. I told my mom this & she says it sounds like a gall-bladder issue. I am NOT overweight, pregnant & not even 20 years old!

    1. Jus Tme

      Sounds like a few things are going on. Jaundice being one of them. Jaundice occurs because of the liver not functioning properly. There could be a whole slew of issues that cause the jaundice such as hepatitis or alcoholism. I’m not saying that is what is happening to you but lets not rule anything out. Have you told your doctor everything that is going on? Write a list of every symptom and give it to your doctor. If he ignores your symptoms, inform him that you will seek medical advice elsewhere. Doctors work for YOU! Dont allow them be complacent!

  26. Becky

    Hives that spread head to foot?
    In the past week, I have had 2 episodes of hives. The reaction starts the same, itching on the neck and scalp which eventually yields bumps, sunburn-like redness, swelling of the face and ears, and ear throbbing. The rash continues to spread down my body, literally moving down my chest and back, then to my arms and legs. Within about 30 minutes, I go from noticing a little itching to having hives all over my body. The reaction lasted about 5 hours each time after benadryl. The first episode I went to my dermatologist and was diagnosed with scombroid poisioning (food poisoning from fish). However, upon having the reaction again, my dermatologist thinks this was misdiagnosed and that I am having an allergic or autoimmune reaction. No known allergies, but I do have ulcerative colitis, crohn’s, and history of lupus in my immediate family.
    Has anyone experienced hives that move so quickly and in such a systematic way?

  27. Marla

    As a female in her 20’s, what can I do about this bald spot?
    To briefly explain, I had all kinds of physical problems that was bothering me for months which prompted me to see my doctor. After past assessments and test results (positive for ANA), my doctor suspected I may have lupus, but must take a 2nd test to confirm (lupus or rheumatoid arthritis). I still have to take the 2nd test this week since I had to wait abt. a month to take one.

    So just a few minutes ago I was on my laptop and just happened to feel the back of my head. Strangely enough I felt that part of my scalp was somewhat numb, rubbery and smooth. Feeling that alone gave me the chills, so I decided to take a picture of it straight away.

    When I looked into my camera, I was shocked to find I had a bald spot the size of a penny near the top of my head. When I zoomed in, I noticed there are some very short stubs of hair but abt. 50% of that bald spot had nothing growing on it.

    It might help to know that I’ve suffered from quite bad dandruff since I was 12, but I could actually control it and can still control it. Luckily the spot cannot be seen at all since the top of my head is very much full of hair and that covers it. It’s only visible when I move hair out of the way with my fingers.

    I’m wondering… will my hair ever grow back, particularly if the bald spot is caused by systemic lupus? What can I do about it? Should I start taking folic acid or hair/nails supplements? I’m so depressed abt. this, please help me…thank you…

  28. Gabby124

    For about a month now I been feeling really exhausted/fatigue even though I sleep 8-9 hours a night.I am always in a bad mood because of the way I feel.I also catch myself tensing my scalp muscles right above my ears and I get alot of tension/pressure headaches and sinus pressure/pain.I am only 21 and NOT PREGNANT!! I went to the doc and he did a Complete Blood Count,Thyroid Test,Checked Me For Lupus,Arthritis,Lyme,Diabetes,Anemia Ect. I started taking B12,Multi Vitamin and Fish Oil which DO NOT HELP!! I had a EKG and had my blood pressure checked.I also had a Sinus and Brain CT which came out fine.I been going to the chiropractor and takin Motrin but nothing helps.Before all this started I was under a little stress but not any more and I feel the same.I also get some type of anxiety/panic attacks when in a store with bright lights with alot of people.It feel like brain/mental fog which I never ever had before. I just want my life back!!


  29. Gabby124

    Really Tired,Moody,And tense For A month?
    For about a month now I been feeling really exhausted/fatigue even though I sleep 8-9 hours a night.I am always in a bad mood because of the way I feel.I also catch myself tensing my scalp muscles right above my ears and I get alot of tension/pressure headaches and sinus pressure/pain.I am only 21 and NOT PREGNANT!! I went to the doc and he did a Complete Blood Count,Thyroid Test,Checked Me For Lupus,Arthritis,Lyme,Diabetes,Anemia Ect. I started taking B12,Multi Vitamin and Fish Oil which DO NOT HELP!! I had a EKG and had my blood pressure checked.I also had a Sinus and Brain CT which came out fine.I been going to the chiropractor and takin Motrin but nothing helps.Before all this started I was under a little stress but not any more and I feel the same.


  30. nixeie

    Whats wrong with me?? I need help finding a diagnosis!?
    I’m a reasonably active 21 year old female. For the past two years (and possibly more) I’ve been feeling chronically ill with a number of symptoms.Ive been to several doctors and specialists, all of whom did a few simple blood tests then wrote my problems off as minor issues all independent from each other.

    If anyone can relate and/or has any medical expertise please answer 🙂

    Here are my symptoms:

    -Excessive hair shedding
    -Inflamed scalp, sometimes tender to the touch in some spots
    -mouth sores
    -chronic *yeast* problems
    -Fatigue and weakness
    -Body aches/muscle soreness
    -Muscle stiffness
    -Food intolerances that disappear when my other symptoms are less present (lactose and soy)
    -Bloating, especially after eating
    -Acid reflux every time I eat
    -pressure headaches
    -anxiety and difficulty focusing

    It’s worth noting that these symptoms all appear together and all subside together.

    Celiacs, allergies, hypo/hyperthyroidism and vitamin difficiencies have been ruled out, I’m also clear for stds/stis, lupus and MS.

    Please help!
    @M.A.D. Thanks for your post but my symptoms are definitely not psychological; I’m generally calm and mentally stable.

    I also forgot to mention that I have high blood pressure (which my doctor said is concerning because of my age) and two gallstones.
    ^^ To clarify, the anxiety and loss of concentration is a result of what feels like my nervous system going into overdrive. It’s hard to explain, but it kinda feels like everything in my body is swelling up (including my brain), and on top of the physical fatigue and pain, it becomes very hard to focus, form thoughts, and sometimes speak coherently. As a result, my mind feels “foggy.”

  31. Gabby124

    For about a month now I been feeling really exhausted/fatigue even though I sleep 8-9 hours a night.I am always in a bad mood because of the way I feel.I also catch myself tensing my scalp muscles right above my ears and I get alot of tension/pressure headaches and sinus pressure/pain.I am only 21 and NOT PREGNANT!! I went to the doc and he did a Complete Blood Count,Thyroid Test,Checked Me For Lupus,Arthritis,Lyme,Diabetes,Anemia Ect. I started taking B12,Multi Vitamin and Fish Oil which DO NOT HELP!! I had a EKG and had my blood pressure checked.I also had a Sinus and Brain CT which came out fine.I been going to the chiropractor and takin Motrin but nothing helps.Before all this started I was under a little stress but not any more and I feel the same.


  32. Andii

    I Need Some Brainstorming Re: a Rheumatological Issue?
    When I was 26 (23 years ago) my knees started to hurt. I went to the Doc and they did a blood test and said that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was satisfied with that diagnosis. It definitely seemed plausible at the time. Over the years the joint pain now involves both hands and wrists as well as my knees and my lower back.
    But the damnedest thing happened….
    I have Carpal Tunnel in both hands (have had it since my late 20’s). I went to have a carpal Tunnel release on the right hand, and my Osteopath told me that I did not have RA and I’m thinking, “why do my freaking joints hurt?” At this point I am totally confused…
    Keep in mind that I have tested positive for RA since my first diagnosis up to the present.
    During all of these years I have had various issues with my skin: itchy patches, lately on my chest, on neck behind both ears, on my back just under my neck, and on my scalp, scaly skin on both breasts, around my nostrils and in the center of my forehead just above the eyebrows, in the hollows of both cheeks on my face and across the bridge of the nose. Even the insides of my ears itch. It started out as just itchy patches on my neck behind both ears. The itchy spots don’t seem to bleed or scab over and they are hardly noticeable except for the change in skin texture and some skin blotchiness that doesn’t go away- the skin feels a little spongy when compared to the surrounding skin.
    I recently found out (after waking up one morning out of the blue with cherry red eyes) that my tear ducts have all but stopped making tears – I am on Restasis and Patanol (for allergies, which was also discovered during this time). My throat and mouth get easily dried out.
    Over the years I have also had short episodes of numbness and tingling in the extremities – one time (in my 20’s) my left leg was almost totally numb for two days, luckily I have not had an episode that extreme since. The the odd numbness here and there continues.
    Now I am not only experiencing pain in the joints in my hand and wrist, I am experiencing stiffness in them, too. I fumble and drop things. It is tough to manage working with keys and other objects because it feels like I am trying to work through several pairs of gloves.
    I had a small ring of fungus on my feet for several years that although annoying, it did not become larger. Now all of a sudden it is trying to take over my feet and crawl up my leg.
    I have had, over the last 20 years four ANA (Anti-Nuclear Antibody) tests and they have all shown neg for possible Lupus – my last one was two years ago. All of the stuff that is happening anew and getting worse has been happening within the last year.
    I (supposedly) have RA but little to no joint damage after 23 years….
    I do have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (a skin condition that researchers suspect may have autoimmune elements) – this is apart from the itchy patches. The HS is hereditary.
    Hep C, (got it from cleaning up some blood after an accident back in ’84) but my Gastroenterologist says that my liver is functioning well. I do not drink and I seem to have no outward ill effect from that.
    Asthmatic Bronchitis.
    I can’t seem to walk a perfectly straight line and when I do walk, I tend to list to the left in my gait.
    My hair is like wiry and dry.
    I also get cold sores but breakouts are rare.
    Worse yet, my brain is fuzzy – I’ll be talking to someone and stop, trying to think of, in many cases a very simple word – this is happening more and more. For instance, me and a friend of mine were in WalMart getting some stuff for my new apartment and I needed a laundry basket but could not think of the phrase “laundry basket”. Stuff like that..I just am in a fog trying to recall simple words and phrases.
    I am on Paxil for a moderate case of depression, but hell, I’m thinking of getting off of it to see if my memory improves..I’m OK with the mild bouts of the blues as long as a I can think and recall. By the way, no problem recalling events whether present or past.
    I also take Hydrochlorothiazide for blood pressure – my pressure’s good.
    I don’t know what to think except that my immune system is really pissed with me.
    I see a Rheumatologist later this month (first one I have ever seen in my life and I hope he is a good one, ’cause I don’t know WTF is going on.
    Any ideas? Mature answers please.

    P.S. No nookie in 6 years (for those who like to chime in with ‘you got AIDS’ and such….
    I have also had a hysterectomy two years ago, so no menstrual issues…
    No hot flashes, Menopause is OK, no hormones necessary (yet)
    No, the Osteopath just did the surgery on my right wrist – I was surprised that he did not do any testing; maybe he was working from previous test data, if any.
    By the way, thanks for the links! 😀

    1. jusjokin12

      You might want to be check for Psoriatic arthritis with is also an auto immune disease. One thing that you need to real that RA will affect all your organs that includes your heart and lungs as well. As long as you are taking preventative care you should not suffer from the damage RA can do. I was diagnosed with JRA when I was 3 yrs old and back in those days (50’s) they used a lot of Cortisone in all my joint which did not help really and affect my growth somewhat. Be sure that you list every issue and symptom that you are experiencing to let the Rheumatologist know. You also may want to see a Dermatologist to get a check on the psoriasis, but one that specializes in that area. Check out info that I have listed. Did your Osteopath do the same RA tests again?

  33. VV15

    Do you think I may have lupus?
    I went researching about lupus, just for “fun”, and I noticed that I had some symptoms. This is the symptom list on a website about lupus, and a description of what I feel in front:

    Red rash or color change on the face, often in the shape of a butterfly across the nose and cheeks: This is what worries me the most. I go to the beach everyday, and when I come home I often get what seems to be blushing above my eyes, like when a guy gets drunk.

    Painful or swollen joints: I have had joint pain for some while, but only on one knee. It’s a mild pain that comes at random times, regardless of what activity i’m doing.

    Unexplained fever: No fever at all

    Chest pain with deep breathing: No

    Swollen glands: No
    Extreme fatigue (feeling tired all the time): I can’t say I feel tired all the time. It’s more like laziness, if you know what I mean.

    Unusual hair loss (mainly on the scalp): No

    Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress: No

    Sensitivity to the sun: As I said in the first place I have clear skin and when i’m at the beach I tend to get burned.

    Low blood count: Don’t know, but I had one 4 years ago and everything was fine.

    Depression, trouble thinking, and/or memory problems: Also worries me because I have hypochondria, as for memory issues I seem to forget very recent thoughts like 10 or 20 seconds ago.

    I also have some sinus inflammation, and my face gets hot at night when i’m home.

    1. emtd65

      I do have Lupus and it is a very serious condition. It is very difficult to diagnoses and many people wait years for a diagnoses. If everyone were diagnosed by looking in a text book it would be great, but instead we go through years of tests and criticism from many specialists, some of whom tell us it is all in our heads. There is no one test to diagnose Lupus and all lupus patients present differently and suffer differently as well respond differently to treatment. Some live long productive lives others are not so lucky. Unless you truly believe you have a condition, be careful with what you read for fun and always consult a doctor. It is also good to go armed with proof as you have done – always stay a step ahead.

  34. Gerald

    I’m a 15 year old boy and losing hair?
    Okay guys, I’m freaked out and can’t stand this anymore. I just turned 15 on August 25th and I’ve been losing hair since around 13. Back when I was 13, I had a bit of dandruff but eventually took care of it and now my head’s clean. However, hair has still been falling off since. In the old days I used to put tons of gel on my hair and sometimes spray it as well. I have stopped doing this for over a year now but nothing changes. Could be that my scalp has been damaged by all the chemicals? but how long does it take for it to heal? My diet always included meats, beans, cereals, fruits, sometimes fish but not many vegetables. Only eat veggies once in a while. These past few months I’ve been consuming fish more than ever but it still doesn’t help…much. I wash my hair with shampoo around 4-5 times a week, but use conditioner daily. Also I lack a bit of exercise since I only do it around 2-3 times a week. Btw, I’ve also been drinking tons of water. I mean I’ve done EVERYTHING I could think of to make up for what I made my scalp go through for many years but It still falls off like crazy. I know people usually shed around 100 strands daily but I know for sure I’m losing way more. My room ie, after 4 days is already flooded with hair everywhere 🙁 Both of my parents are 40 and my mom just recently started losing her hair (before she has tons of hair) and my dad’s been shedding hair too but I’m guessing that’s normal for a 40 year old. Btw, he doesn’t have any bald spots or anything. The thing is my mom has been diagnosed with lupus but she doesn’t really get the symptoms often, it’s almost as if she didn’t have it. Maybe this is my problem? I may have inherited her lupus? But I thought guys couldn’t get lupus? IDK anymore?

    Don’t really have bald spots but i do have areas where there isn’t a lot of hair. I’m a bit stressed but I’d say half of my stress is thanks to my hair loss..

    I’m visiting the doctor next week but I’d still like to ask what you guys think. Will i just grow out of this like i hope i am? I’m betting my all on puberty 🙂 or ..? 🙁

    When I was around 10 i had a headful of hair I always showed off when I had the chance. Looking at my situation now is pretty sad :/

    Also what home remedies would you recommend me?


  35. 1shrtskrt

    so MANY symptoms perfect bloodwork!…could antibiotics CAUSE blood tests TO BE NORMAL when there is a prob?
    i take doxicycline for acne, i have many symptoms that are pointing to lupus, lyme disease, cancer etc……… my blood work tests are normal i took myself off the antibiotics to get blood wrk re tested w/ hopes of changes the dr will recognize as a lead—but he didn’t tell me to stop them so he could see for himself… so does this not make any sense? should the blood work show signs of disease anyway? or only if its late stage? so confused!!!!
    symptoms vary greatly and im getting no def answers after switching dr’s time and again seeing specialists and researching ,myself(which is relentless)
    i have symptoms of:
    Renaud’s syndrome, alopecea, circulatory problems(painfull swollen vessels causing hives!broken blood vessels), skin problems(acne, wounds wont heal, blood vessels leaving marks, hives), hard lymph nodes in groin as well as swollen tender lymph nodes EVERYWHERE!, weird lump inside throat(went to ENT saw rawness w/ scope but no answers) itchyness(especially scalp), DRY SKIN, swollen painfull knees and ankles(tested neg forRA), blood and mucus in stools, heavy periods w/ blood clots, swollen vulva and cervix(cervix has purple growing hard dots(dr says cysts and they’re normal-but they multiplied and grew ALL OF A SUDDEN!)

  36. zitdr_02

    The hair loss in lupus can be either “non scarring” or “scarring”. In the scarring type, there is usually a red, scaly atrophic patch of skin in the area of the baldness, and I don’t see that in the pix. The nonscarring type is usually more generalized than yours is. In fact, your clinical appearance is more of a genetic male pattern baldness. Your dermatologist can obviously make a better assessment than I can from a couple of pix, though.

  37. ana

    If a Person has lice for along time, can Lice cause hair thining and Bald spots?
    im 18, Well at sixteen i noticed the left side of my head was thinnin, but it got worse overtime and was a little bald spot, i went to the dermatologist and saw my doctor and they gave me Every Blood test, not lupus,not autoimmune, not thyroid, not polycistic ovary syndrom. They said Nothing is wrong with me, They said its Alopecia, my bald spot over time got larger its not a circle its just a weird area wear the hair on my scalp is thinn, and then no hair, it was only in 1 area now its on the other side of my temple, and my hair is thinning all through out my scalp, when i pull it not alotta hair comes out, but some does when i brush but not clumps.. Ive done everything for alopecia, shots in my Head, ultra violet light, pills,and 3 years later its getting worse my doctors dont know know if all will fall out, i asked him if it would and he said the balding on my head dosent look like typical alopecia, like he said its not a circle or look like typical alopecia, and wehn i was 16, my other doctor said oh its gonna grow back in a year or 2, well im starting to thin all over my scalp and have to bald/thinning spots on the side of my head, and my hair on my scalp is Thinning, it used 2 be thick. Since my doctors dont know crap, ive been having alotta itching for years and the doc said its dandruff/dry scalp, and i can feel like somethings crawling on my scalp, and a year or 2 ago one time i thought i saw yellowl ice eggs, but i thought it was just dandruff. But im 18 and this is really strange i jsut started seeing a LOT of lice eggs and it was never noticibla till now. i know they are, their the size of a grain of sand and yellow. It came outta no wear and i always check my hair, You think its possible i had lice since i was 16 and now its causing my hair lose, I can cover my bald/thinning spots on my scalp, you can onle tell when i pull it back ina ponytail or bun.
    But Please tell me do you think iits the lice.

    I have alot of Hair, and its really long, down to my Back dimples.
    No, its not cuz i itched so hard, i dont do that, My hair started thinning at 17, over the years i have like bald spot, and all thru out my hair is thinning so i know its not from scrathing

  38. debram35

    Who do I contact to file a medical malpractice?
    Hi! I was wondering who or how I would contact a large medical clinic in my town to file a complaint against a dermatologist I went to about 6 yrs. ago. She diagnosed me with lupus(skin type) and injected the front of my scalp with 6 steroid shots and I have a big bald spot there now. I went back to her in August and she is blaming the lupus. If it’s the lupus, I would have balding in spots all over my scalp- not just the area where she injected me. She recommended me to a plastic surgeon there, but of course, I would have to pay for anything done and I feel that the clinic should pay for this BIG MISTAKE she made!! I don’t want to pursue a lawsuit against this doctor, I just want her to give me back my hair that she wrongfully took away. HELP!!! Any input on this would be great!!

  39. Dance-a-Holic

    I need help editing my research paper. I’m really bad at papers…..please help!?
    Well, its on lupus. I have the intro and two body paragraphs, and I still need to do the conclusion. So, I was wondering what I should change on my paper, and what I need to add..? I also have to do a powerpoint based on the paper, that should last a minimum of 5 minutes up to 15.

    The reason why I chose this topic was because my dad has lupus, and I wanted to know more about the topic. He was diagnosed with lupus when he was about fourteen years old. He still receives treatment for it by going in for blood tests and taking medication He has the most common form of lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), in which causes the antibodies to react against his own normal tissue. He has arthritis and joint problems, but nothings wrong with his internal organs. To support my dad and other lupus survivors, my family and I all go to the lupus walk in honor of remembering the people who had lupus that died. The things the audience can expect to read in this paper are the different types of lupus, the symptoms, the treatment and cures.
    Lupus is the result of an unbalanced immune system that can be destructive to any organ in the body. It can be categorized into three groups: discoid lupus Erythematosus, systemic lupus Erythematosus, and drug-induced systemic lupus Erythematosus. DLE is always limited to the skin and is identified by a rash that may appear on the face, neck, and scalp. It can evolve into the systemic form, which can affect any organ or system of the body. Systemic lupus Erythematosus is more severe than discoid lupus and can affect almost any organ or organ system of the body. No two people with SLE will have identical symptoms. Drug-induced systemic Lupus Erythematosus occurs after the use of certain prescribed drugs. It is more common in men, because the drugs are given to them more often.
    Lupus is hard to diagnose because it has a wide range of symptoms involving various parts of the body; and symptoms differ from each person. Most people develop painful joints and a rash, but lupus may also cause fatigue, depressions, and kidney problems. The treatment of lupus varies from person to person because each person has different symptoms. Most people with SLE require a regular blood test to check for lupus flares. Medication is the primary medical treatment for lupus. Presently, there are no other methods available to treat lupus because there is nothing else that can have the necessary impact on the immune system. Currently, there is no cure for lupus, but with early diagnosis and proper medical treatment it can significantly help control the disease.

    thanks. it would be much appreciated!!!!

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