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Hello everyone, I have felt strange for a number of weeks, visual disturbances, unusual headaches, weird tingling of the scalp and tightness on the forehead. About a week ago at work someone commented on a pit which had appeared in the top centre of my forehead just under the hairline and had I 'knocked it'. I didn't know what they were talking about. I did know I had suffered about 2 weeks of a band of tightness in my forehead commensurate with a pressure sort of feeling. I went straight to the bathroom and looked in the mirror and there was indeed a dent, a quite pronounced dent. I don't recall hitting it or hurting myself in any way. Anyhow, I was also suffering with dizziness and a kind of disorientation so I left work and went to see my doctor who told me the dent was caused by stress, gave me Diazepam to take and said the dent would fade away within a few hours. The next day it had got longer and was deeper. I saw another doctor and this was met with resistance because he said the skull fuses when a child and I only have bands of muscle where the dent is forming though he agreed (to put my mind at ease) on a series of blood tests and an urgent CT scan which I will have in the first week of January. 6 days have now passed and the dent is even deeper and stretches a full inch and a half diagonally down my forehead. Oddly I am also noticed a similar indentation just above my eyebrow which appears to be moving upwards in alignment with the curved indentation coming down and more scarily having looked at old photographs of myself, the indent at the eyebrow and heading up has been there for years though not as pronounced. The dent coming down however is new. I suffer with alopecia areata and have done for several years, my hair never having fallen out, it's just got thinner and brittler and I also get tingling before a new patch of 'baldness' occurs. I wonder if the two are connected? I am a serial worrier and angsty to the nth degree hence my username. I have never known how to 'shut off' I am always wired and thinking. I have looked online and every Google search for sudden forehead indentation leads me to Sclero boards and websites so I'm thinking this is what I have however with my doctor's resistance to acknowledge something which is a long shot and this thing which is raging down my forehead at a rate of knots, I am frightened, Very frightened. Will this thing show up in either blood work or a CT scan? I want to get a diagnosis and hopefully stop the rate at which it is travelling because I have read of what it can do. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to slow it? Would meditation help? Thanks for listening. Regards, Boomerangst.
Can Wearing a Hat Contribute to Baldness? It's the sort of thing an opinionated grandparent might tell a grandchild wearing a hat indoors, but there are some who believe there's wisdom in the admonishment. Time Healthland, 06/17/2019. (Also see Alopecia) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
Hello, I have been experiencing Alopecia for approximately 8 years and receive treatment through injections. Over the past few months, I have been experiencing significant stress and have been overwhelmed. About 2 months ago, I started noticing a dent on the right side of my forehead. It starts about a inch into my hairline and goes down to just over the arch of my eyebrow. It has been increasingly more noticeable and has become deeper over time. It is extremely noticeable and distracting. I thought this was strange, but after reading about scleroderma and the possible symptoms, I'm beginning to think that this is what was happening to me. I have noticed that there is a lot of pressure throughout my scalp and I have been getting many brain shocks, where its is like a chill going through just my scalp. I'm really concerned, and want to get to the bottom of this. I have a few questions: Is Scleroderma connected to autoimmune diseases, such as Alopecia? Since I have one autoimmune disease, is it possible I am more susceptible? Any advice on how to stop these uncomfortable feelings on my scalp? Anything I can do to get rid of the dent or stop it from getting worse? Thank you!