I can't stop scratching my scalp. I have literally scratched the hair off and my scalp is sore and bleeding. I have some crusty sores that sometimes have stuff in them and then some are just hard knots. They drive me nuts. They don't exactly itch, but they hurt. But even before I had sores on my scalp, I was scratching my scalp until the hair was coming out. Last year, about November I had about the size of (2) half dollar size bald spot on top. Now it is in the front . The hair is thinned in the front too. I even do this in public if i get very nervous. I was so embarassed when we went ot my hubby's family reunionn and I couldn't stop doing this. I noticed it happens when I'm afraid i'm not telling the complete truth. (talk about the story book character who nose grew when he lied)
I have seen the dermatologist and he gave me some cortisone lotion -nothing much as far as results. He tried a antibiotic to take daily, but not helping..
This got started when I had to stop my stelazine. (after 16 yrs I developed TD) it was a nightmare. I literally could not stop clawing my scalp. I talked to the doc and he's tried different AC but none really are helping. I am on a low dose of zyprexa ,b/ci have diabetes. we tried geodan, but I felt like someone had given me a huge dose of speed, and i got chest pains. Seroquel actually caused me to hear voices. I lost a lot the abilty to communicate with topamax.
anyone got any suggestions?Anyone have this problem?
Like I said, I'm not sure if this belonged on this or the self injury board.
any suggestion would be appreciated. I'm sitting here now with a very expensive cortisone creme on my bang area. This is so embarassing. U can't imagine the looks i get from hairdresssers.
I know I misspelled Bald, but can't find a way to edit the topic title.
Edited by RockyGirl, 18 August 2005 - 10:52 PM.