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14 minutes ago, It's Your Round said:

Same here, Monday mornings don’t hold the same dread anymore. No more 40 minute drive to work means 40 mins extra chill time. Barring the odd queue for the bathroom and a cat-jam on the stairs, the traffics been pretty good! 

Exactly I woke up with a spring in my step knowing I can go outside and actually go and do something 😁

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3 hours ago, Stevo985 said:

I was looking forward to WFH but my gf is also now working fro home (Monday to Wednesday)

Which takes the shine off it. I can't do as much wanking and video game playing with her here.

Just power through mate.

It'll shock her initially, but she'll soon grow to appreciate it.  Y'never know, she might join in one day. 

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6 minutes ago, lapal_fan said:

Just power through mate.

It'll shock her initially, but she'll soon grow to appreciate it.  Y'never know, she might join in one day. 

Doubt it. She doesn't really like Mario Kart

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I wanted to take advantage of my isolation and grow a wild beard. Turns out though I’ve developed alopecia of the face and now have bald patches in my stubble. Why the hell that’s happened I’ve no idea? It wouldn’t be so bad if it was the whole beard, I wouldn’t have to shave again. But it’s only in patches, meaning I have to shave everyday to not look like a weirdo. 

Has anyone here ever had this happen? 

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Alopecia of the face has been my experience since I was about 13. I will never be able to grow a proper beard. 

Not even a moustache. I wouldn't want one, they're a bit noncey, but when I try, I get what I can only describe as a "reverse Hitler".

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3 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

Alopecia of the face has been my experience since I was about 13. I will never be able to grow a proper beard. 

Not even a moustache. I wouldn't want one, they're a bit noncey, but when I try, I get what I can only describe as a "reverse Hitler".

The reverse hitler isn’t a good look, it’s second only to the classic hitler in the bad tache stakes. Have they ever said what caused it?

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1 hour ago, It's Your Round said:

I wanted to take advantage of my isolation and grow a wild beard. Turns out though I’ve developed alopecia of the face and now have bald patches in my stubble. Why the hell that’s happened I’ve no idea? It wouldn’t be so bad if it was the whole beard, I wouldn’t have to shave again. But it’s only in patches, meaning I have to shave everyday to not look like a weirdo. 

Has anyone here ever had this happen? 

Yes mate, I’m currently going through it myself. Have you had any bad stress recently? Are you aware of any underlying health condition you might have?

There is no hard evidence that stress causes it (as it’s virtually impossible to empirically prove) but there’s certainly a strong belief that a stress event can trigger an occurrence of alopecia. I lost my Dad last year which is what seemed to cause mine. 
I went to see a GP who diagnosed alopecia but suggested I’d be best to see a dermatologist. I get private healthcare through work, but the provider won’t cover alopecia treatment unless it is caused by an underlying health condition (such as a thyroid problem). I had my bloods tested and they all came back normal. As a starting point, I’d get yours checked and go from there.

In terms of treatment, I didn’t want to **** about - I always have stubble as being clean shaven doesn’t suit me - so I found a top dermatologist on Harley Street. He prescribed two creams (Elidel and Elocon), a lotion (Minoxidil) and a course of steroid tablets. I started the creams & lotion, but not the tablets as they lower your immune system*.

I had to get the cream through the dermatologist’s private prescription (they’re about ~£80 for the two) whilst the Minoxidil can be found cheaper online (Kirkland brand). If you can get an NHS GP to prescribe you the stuff then it would be at NHS prescription prices (£9 per item or something?).

My bald patch is under my chin, around part of my neck area. I’ve recently started to see some regrowth from just the creams and lotion. I’m hoping that they’ll do the trick alone, the regrowth will continue and thicken up, and that I won’t ever need the tablets (which I wouldn’t now use until COVID-19 is under control and there’s a vaccination). Good luck and DM me if you need any more info. 

*Massive credit to the specialist who suggested I held back on the tablets until Coronavirus was better understood as he warned it could get nasty and end up here (my first consultation with him was back in Feb edit: actually it was January) so that was some excellent foresight by him.  

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Thanks for the reply @Morley_crosses_to_Withe.
 

A few people have mentioned stress but I’m no more stressed than any other time. I think I’ll take your advice though and get it checked out just in case there’s something else underlying. I’m 40 now so I expect things will start going wrong soon. 
 

I can live with it for now so I’ll wait for the pandemic to finish first. 

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8 hours ago, Morley_crosses_to_Withe said:

Yes mate, I’m currently going through it myself. Have you had any bad stress recently? Are you aware of any underlying health condition you might have?

There is no hard evidence that stress causes it (as it’s virtually impossible to empirically prove) but there’s certainly a strong belief that a stress event can trigger an occurrence of alopecia. I lost my Dad last year which is what seemed to cause mine. 
I went to see a GP who diagnosed alopecia but suggested I’d be best to see a dermatologist. I get private healthcare through work, but the provider won’t cover alopecia treatment unless it is caused by an underlying health condition (such as a thyroid problem). I had my bloods tested and they all came back normal. As a starting point, I’d get yours checked and go from there.

In terms of treatment, I didn’t want to **** about - I always have stubble as being clean shaven doesn’t suit me - so I found a top dermatologist on Harley Street. He prescribed two creams (Elidel and Elocon), a lotion (Minoxidil) and a course of steroid tablets. I started the creams & lotion, but not the tablets as they lower your immune system*.

I had to get the cream through the dermatologist’s private prescription (they’re about ~£80 for the two) whilst the Minoxidil can be found cheaper online (Kirkland brand). If you can get an NHS GP to prescribe you the stuff then it would be at NHS prescription prices (£9 per item or something?).

My bald patch is under my chin, around part of my neck area. I’ve recently started to see some regrowth from just the creams and lotion. I’m hoping that they’ll do the trick alone, the regrowth will continue and thicken up, and that I won’t ever need the tablets (which I wouldn’t now use until COVID-19 is under control and there’s a vaccination). Good luck and DM me if you need any more info. 

*Massive credit to the specialist who suggested I held back on the tablets until Coronavirus was better understood as he warned it could get nasty and end up here (my first consultation with him was back in Feb edit: actually it was January) so that was some excellent foresight by him.  

Medication so you can grow a beard is the most hipster thing I will read this week. 

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I can grow a beard easily enough, you cheeky barsteward 😛

It’s wanting to retain the ability to do so is why I’m using the creams. I’m rather sexy with stubble, not so much clean shaven. You wouldn’t fancy me clean shaven. 

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Any plumbers/diy experts out there? 

I had a plumber booked to fix my tap but he's not coming now.  It hardly turns and runs with a dribble.  He said it needs greasing. 

Anyway I suddenly remembered I had a tap refresher set so all I need to do is unscrew the tap, unbolt the cartridge then bolt in the new cartridge. 

Only problem is I just cannot remove the handle.  I've obviously taken the cap off and removed the securing screw.  I think it's just completely corroded.  I've plastered it in WD40 and tapped it reasonably strongly with a hammer, tried to lever it off with a big screwdriver.  I just cannot get it to budge. 

Anyone got any advice?  It's a Bristan Regency, this is a picture. 

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2 hours ago, sidcow said:

Only problem is I just cannot remove the handle.  I've obviously taken the cap off and removed the securing screw.  I think it's just completely corroded.  I've plastered it in WD40 and tapped it reasonably strongly with a hammer, tried to lever it off with a big screwdriver.  I just cannot get it to budge. 

 

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These are absurdly useful tools. They cost less than a tenner. They're good for spacing slabs in the garden, removing nails and staples, general prying and tw*****g stuff. Secondarily they can serve as a hammer or chisel.

Been in the same situation as you and used one of these plus hammer. To not scratch the tap I wrapped a few layers of gaffer tape around the bar, where it'll be in contact with the tap for leverage.

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4 minutes ago, snowychap said:

Customers also bought:

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Ah - File under things you sacrifice when you move in with a girl, along with other handy items, like a life sized skeleton or a set of American football armour.

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5 hours ago, snowychap said:

Customers also bought:

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It was James Mclean in the bathroom with the garden file tw*terry chisel hammer thing.. 

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Just watched 3 episodes of Top Gear back to back and realised how much I miss driving 😞 

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How long until TikTok is shut down? The videos I’ve seen on Facebook seem to be exclusively young girls, many must be close to or under 16 wearing very little, shaking their tits.
It just seems to be a platform for people to perv on young girls.

 

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