I have a severe case of Alopecia Areata which started 2 months ago and is all over my head. I was wondering what some of the underlying causes might be. I have had blood tests for:
STDs -- all negative
red blood cell count - normal
thyroid - normal
I have had severe allergies in the past, but nothing definite.
I have taken up drinking very heavily due to stress, which my doctor says just makes it a lot worse. I have always been very stressful, but apparently it is usually something else that kicks it off.
If anyone with this disease can tell me what causes have been confirmed I would appreciate it.
I'm 45 with no other health problems -- and don't worry I am getting treatment from a dermatologist and my doctor for anxiety.