Hey everyone. I was wondering if any of you have suffered from hair loss, and I'm not talking about just extra shedding. When I was very young (2 years old) I had bald spots on my head. The doctor told my mom that it was alopecia areata and gave her some cream to put on the spots. Well, all my hair grew back and I've never had any problems with it since. Then, just this week, I notice a bald spot about the size of a dime on my head! I've been doing research and have been reading a lot about alopecia areata. I made an appointment with a dermatologist, but of course, can't get in for 2 weeks. So, hopefully it will not get any larger! Just wondering if anybody else knows anything about this or any sort of similar problems. I HAVE been sick this week, so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it? As for stress, I'm in law school and was under a lot of stress in early December (finals time and the holidays), but can say that the last few weeks have been relatively stress-free for me. I also read that thyroid and/or hormonal imbalance can be to blame, so I made an appointment with an endocrinologist to get my thyroid checked out (I've been wanting to do this since I saw Oprah's episode about it.) Anyways, any input is appreciated!!